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13th Annual Binacional Cabalgata – Columbus, New Mexico (GA46)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails San Benito RV Resort, Paicines, California. I’ll depart from here April 19th.

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

 

 

In 2012-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

 

 

This entry was posted March 11, 2012…

 

 

 

We are still parked at the Pancho Villa State Park at Columbus, New Mexico.

 

 

Yesterday Mary and I attend the above named celebration of Mexican-American friendship held at Columbus, New Mexico.

 

 

Here’s a poster in Spanish about the Cabalgata…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We left the motorhome at 9:30 AM when the temperature was a bone-chilling 35 degrees coupled with a 15 miles an hour wind which made for a wind-chill effect of 25 degrees. BRRR!!! Remember me? I’m the guy who likes it between 65-75 degrees!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are we having fun yet?

 

 

Part of the festivities was a bi-national Calvary horse parade. The American riders met the Mexican riders at the border 3 miles away and arrived in Columbus, New Mexico at about 10:00 AM. The festivities were held at the central plaza in the Village of Columbus, New Mexico. I estimate there were about 300 horses in the parade followed by a lot of vehicles that carried the families of the Mexican riders.

 

 

Here are some photos that I took throughout the day…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see the other 31 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/13thAnnualCabalgataBinacionalColumbusNewMexico

 

 

Finally, here’s a special treat for you. Click this link…
http://youtu.be/CrHmKksDg_c

 

 

I have spent about two years…driving well in excess 10,000 miles in Mexico. The Mexicans are wonderful and friendly people. They love to party. Find the smallest reason and they will have a party! It’s truly a shame what the drug thing has done to their country…In excess of 45,000 people killed in the last five years. So much so that we now fear to take the motorhome back into Mexico. So, in this case, the Mexicans came to us.

 

 

Well, at least I have my photos which help preserve the memories of my travels in Mexico..

 

 

Despite the bone-chilling cold, we were both happy we attended this fun event for 2.5 hours. There was also lots of great food.

 

 

Spring is about 10 days away…I can hardly wait! The weather is supposedly going to warm back up where it’s supposed to be the week…in the mid-70’s. Hooray!

 

 

In other news…

This morning we will move the motorhome about 30 miles north to the Deming, New Mexico area. We hope to get into Rockhound State Park.

 

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW…!!!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/traditional-cabalgata/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 77 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 73 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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Cataract Surgery – One Done…One To Go

The motorhome is currently parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. My current departure date is scheduled December 1st.

Two days ago Mary drove us in her Prius the 141 miles to the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California for cataract surgery on my right eye. We departed at 7 AM and after a three-hour and forty-five minute harrowing drive in morning rush-hour traffic…we arrived…

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The surgery was scheduled for 1:00 PM…they wanted us there two hours prior to for operation preparation. The operation was performed by a very proficient Dr. Suzann Pershing…

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After a bit of a wait, (they are really busy there), I was finally wheeled into the operating room. They had an IV stuck into my right hand and taped my head down firmly so that I could not move. They also had me attached to an EKG machine and constantly monitored my blood pressure during the operation. I was awake and talking back and forth with them during the entire procedure which took about 30 minutes. I spent about 45 minutes in the recovery room after which I was allowed to leave under my own power.

We spent the night at a place called the Defenders Lodge which is made available to vets who live more than 50 miles or a two-hour drive from the hospital.  I took this photo of myself in the bathroom….

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At 10 AM yesterday morning I had a post-op exam and consultation with Dr. Pershing. She was very pleased with the results. My right eye which was at 20/200 prior to the operation is now at 20/50. I was told I should be down to 20/20 in about a week. Dr. Pershing said I would be sensitive to bright sunlight so she gave me these Blues Brothers shades to wear. When Mary took this photo she said I looked more like Stevie Wonder…

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So, now that the operation is history…how do I feel? Well…as Dr. Pershing promised, there was no pain associated with the operation. She offered either both near and distance lens to be installed in my eye. She said most choose distance…which I did. So, I can clearly see distances and will now be able to drive without glasses. Colors appear much brighter. I will still have to wear reading glasses, but I knew that going into this operation. The only pain (in the butt) associated with the entire process is the amount of eye drops required both prior to and after the operation. In reality a small price to pay to have good vision for another 75 years!  🙂

What’s next? On October 24th I’ll go back to see Dr. Pershing for a follow-up post-op exam. At that time we will also do the pre-op exam for the surgery on my left eye now scheduled for November 6th. I’m still hoping to make my planned December 1st departure before it gets too cold here.

Online I read that the VA does about 50,000 cataract surgeries a year…about 1,000 a week. I met a number of other vets like me walking around with a patch over one eye. Also online I read that about 3,000,000 cataract surgeries are performed in the United States annually. Being an ex-engineer, I broke that down to 60,000 a week and 12,000 a day. Simply amazing!

You can read all about cataract surgery by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cataract_surgery

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day and 84 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 86 degrees. YUK!

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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Wadsworth, Texas – Along The Colorado River Trail

Yesterday we drove the motorhome the about 20 miles from Palacios, Texas to the Farm To Market Road 521 Colorado River Trail parking area along the Colorado River near Wadsworth, Texas where we spent last night. We are visiting with some folks who belong to the WIN (Wandering Individual Network), my ex-singles RV group of which I was a member from 1997 to 2007…my BM (before Mary) days. We’ll move on later this morning…

You may have noticed recently that we have been slowly moving north and as we follow the Texas Gulf of Mexico Coast…east. The reason is because on February 6th, we have reservations to enter Sam Houston Jones State Park at Lake Charles, Louisiana for a one-week stay while we enjoy Mardi Gras!

Here are some of the photos that I took. With the exception of the last photo who are WIN’s, all other people in the photos just happened to be fishing here along the river…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

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Every afternoon afternoon at 4:00 PM, Win’s have a social gathering. Including Mary and myself, yesterday’s gathering had a total of eight travelers…

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Meeting up with old friends is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!!!

Here’s a Google Earth image of our location. The X marks our location…

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The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…(look closely on the Texas coast…)

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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