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Thousand Trails Turtle Beach RV Resort – Manteca, California – Day 2

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Turtle Beach RV Resort along the San Joaquin River at Manteca, California. I expect to leave here later this morning.

Yesterday I drove to Bronco 40 miles in a heavy downpour to the VA Medical Center at Livermore. California. This rain was the first drenching rain this area has had in a long while. The purpose of my trip was a final eye exam and prescription reading glasses. I had cataract surgery on my right eye on October 9th and left eye on November 6th. I was told everything is in excellent condition and both eyes are now at 20/20. My new reading glasses will be mailed to me in about four weeks. In the meantime I get by with my Costco reading glasses.

Today I thought I’d share some information about this RV Resort. You can read about it by clicking this link… http://www.thousandtrails.com/california/turtle-beach-rv-resort/

Located at Manteca, California, it’s the closest park to Mary’s home which is 65 miles “up-the-hill” at 2,100 feet elevation. The elevation here is 38 feet. The park has only 72 campsites and is almost completely surrounded by the San Joaquin River as seen in the below Google Earth image…

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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Back in 2011 the river flooded the park to a depth of about four feet. The park was closed for almost a year while repairs were made. You can read about the flood by clicking this link… http://www.mantecabulletin.com/archives/22267/

Here are a few photos along the river… (I took these photos in April, 2014)

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Yesterday was a rainy day at 61 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny at 71 degrees in my destination of Bakersfield, California.

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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Abbeville, Louisiana

Mary has safely returned home from a trip to Turkey. She’s resting and editing the many photos she took on the trip.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Seaside RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. I expect Mary to catch up with me here around May 25th. I expect to depart here in early June.

I have stayed at this resort several times before and have thoroughly explored the area as far as tourist attractions go. While I wait for Mary’s arrival, I’m occupying my time with some light routine maintenance, cleaning, reading, walking, computer work, listening to music, etc..

A more relaxed mode..

After our 682 day on-the-go 2011-2013 circumnavigation of the United States, we have decided to slip into a more relaxed mode. In the next few months we will be traveling through areas previously explored. Unless we do something unusual, this Blog will feature a photo album from the circumnavigation and will change daily.

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbeville,_Louisiana

CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny with showers day at 60 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with showers at 59 degrees.

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 Oregon. 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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Thousand Trails South Jetty RV Resort – Florence, Oregon – Day 4

Mary has safely returned home from a trip to Turkey. She’s home resting and busy editing the many photos she took on the trip. I expect her to catch up with me on the Oregon Coast about May 25th.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails South Jetty RV Resort in Florence, Oregon. I’ll depart from here tomorrow.

After three days of rain, it finally stopped enough so I could get out for a walk around the park. I have stayed here a number of times over the years. Here are a few photos that I took…

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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The adult lodge…

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These rental units are called Yurts…

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The family lodge…

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You can read all about this park by clicking this link…http://www.thousandtrails.com/oregon/south-jetty-rv-camping-resort/

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny at 58 degrees. Today’s forecast is cloudy/sunny and 63 degrees.

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 Oregon. 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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RESORT LIFE WITH THOUSAND TRAILS.

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In real estate they say location, location, location. We are fortunate to have a place like this in Palm Desert to enjoy. The sunrise yesterday was stellar. The palm trees were once a producing orchard for medjool dates.

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We did some speed walking, about 40 minutes around the park. I was in the pool by 9:30 for a short swim, then 10 minutes in the hot tub. Ahhh!  I like traveling about, and boondocking, but spending time in a resort is an enjoyable alternative.  Great beauty makes it that much more pleasant. At 2:00 I went line dancing in the recreation hall.  It was fun and not too difficult for a newbie to catch on.

DSC03067 (Copy)For happy hour we visited with Jan and Larry Seaberg at their permanent site. They spend winters here. We notice the parks are switching to more permanent sites and the “camping parks” as we know them are in many places phasing out.

DSC03068 (Copy)Larry, Jan, and Jim got acquainted when they lived in Washington State about 30 years ago.

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Lacy likes to socialize. She walks with everyone in the morning so the kennel isn’t as confining as it might seem.

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We walked back to our site under gray skies. Two jets seemed to be playing cross-hatch.

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DIAMOND CAVERNS RESORT

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We are at Diamond Caverns Resort, one of the most beautiful we’ve ever stayed in through the  Thousand Trails membership system. After the Corvette Museum, we pulled in late in the day, got set up, but didn’t have a chance to look around. Yesterday, I had a pile of paperwork to complete and mail. Returning from the post office in nearby Cave City, late in the day, we had a chance to look around.

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An old barn surrounded by mustard flower caught Jim’s eye and we stopped to take a picture.

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This big bull, I shot through the window. His harem was off in the distance on a hillside. We are near Mammouth Cave which is a National Park. It is common to find other caves in an area that has them.

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We took the opportunity to stop by the resort’s main building which is next to their golf course and is also the entrance to Diamond Caverns.  The cavern is part of that same system that created Mammouth millions of  years ago.

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Fronted by an irresistible formal garden, let the lens show you.

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Beautiful fountains, rocks and the lovely sound of water.

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Expert planning shows in the contrast of colors placed to excite the senses.

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At home, I have an iris about the color of this one. Since I’m missing them at home, I appreciate these the more.

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Honoring  many textures and leaf types.

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What a great soother after a hectic day.

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For a fee, children (adults, too) can dip the sluice boxes into the running flume water and find gemstones to take home. Cooling and clever.

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Inside the lobby, a natural stone fireplace enhanced by two parentheses geodes; beautiful wooden surfaces throughout the building.

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The picture above the fireplace is of the inside of Diamond Cavern, carefully lined with paved walkways and strung with lights,  that customers may see the beauty and color of the formations, like the ribbon of bacon top right.

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All types of gemstones, geodes, and fossils both polished and natural are sold in the gift shop. The collection is of huge examples, rather than put in your pocket samples.

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The campground part of the resort is about a half-mile distant from the resort building. It has a mini golf course.

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Kids play land.

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Welcoming rockers sit on the porch, with a bench swing, tables and lounge chairs.

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Inside is a nicely comported gym, spa, library, internet room, television and recreation hall. Outside a swimming pool, which is getting prepped to open for Memorial Day Weekend. Nice spot to spend a couple weeks, but our time will be short as we push for Connecticut for June graduation.

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Thousand Trails Medina Lake RV Resort, Lakehill, Texas – Day 14

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical and personal business issues. She has made her airline reservations to join me at Harlingen, Texas on January 3, 2013.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails about 40 miles west of San Antonio.

If you are a regular follower on my Blog, you know that I make frequent use of Wikipedia links to supplement information about a daily topic. I’ve already made my donation. I hope you will consider doing the same by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Now, how about some more deer photos that I’ve taken here at Thousand Trails Medina Lake RV Resort in Lakehills, Texas…

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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Enjoying beautiful animals in nature is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

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

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

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 2012
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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