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Los Alamos, New Mexico Day 1 (GA245)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at the Paradise Casino in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted September 25, 2012…

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 65 miles from Taos to Los Alamos, New Mexico. The motorhome is now parked at VFW Post #8874 in Los Alamos.

 

 

If you read my last Blog entry you know that yesterday morning I was dealing with a motorhome tire that was losing air pressure. I went to the NAPA auto parts store in Taos and fortunately the had the new valve stem extender that I needed…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then to the tire repair shop and about one hour later it was installed. Total was $30 for everything. Hopefully that’s the end of that problem.

 

 

I started south on New Mexico Highway 68 along the Rio Grande River Gorge, About 10 miles south of Taos I came across the Rio Grande River Gorge Visitors Center, so I stopped in…

 

 

 

The next three photos were taken from the visitors center overlook…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking North…

 

 

 

 

 

Looking South…

 

 

 

 

 

A 180 degree panorama…

 

 

 

 

 

In the lobby of the visitors center there were a couple of aerial photos of the Rio Grand River Gorge in the Taos area…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wandering into a back room I found this sign…

 

 

 

 

 

And all the lovely paintings of the Rio Grande River Gorge as done by local artists…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and a couple of stained-glass…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I arrived in Los Alamos I parked in the rear of VFW Post #8874..

 

 

 

 

 

And I always show you the view from my dinette view. While not spectacular, it’s in the center of town near everything and the price is right…

 

 

Today I’ll start exploring the local area. I expect to be here several days.

 

 

Enjoying beautiful unique scenery is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

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

 

 

  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…!!!

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 76 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 Arizona. 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

2

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 at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 600 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Taos, New Mexico Day 3 (GA237)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ 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

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort in Palm Desert, California. I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

This entry was posted September 16, 2012…

 

The motorhome is currently parked at the Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #3849. I expect to be here for several days.

 

 

On Friday, my first full day on Taos, I decided take the Bronco and backtrack a few miles. Heading West on U.S. Highway 64 I started across the about 20 mile-wide Taos Plateau…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only problem that you cannot see from the above photo is a 650 foot hole in the ground created by the Rio Grande River. If it wasn’t for the Gorge Bridge it would be challenging to cross.

 

 

I took the following photos of the bridge and gorge in the watercolor painting mode because I liked them better than in the normal picture mode. It makes them look like old-fashioned postcards…

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at the bridge from a southwest view point…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking across the bridge roadbed east back towards Taos…

 

 

 

 

 

Looking south at the river gorge…

 

 

 

 

 

Looking east along the side of the bridge and gorge…

 

 

 

 

 

Looking straight down at the river 650 feet below…

 

 

 

 

 

Looking north at the river gorge…

 

 

You can read all about this bridge by clicking this Wikipedia informational link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande_Gorge_Bridge

 

 

Back in the normal picture mode, I drove about 1.5 miles west of the bridge to visit the site of the Greater World Earthship Community. It’s a subdivision of homes built with natural recycled materials, solar thermal heating, solar and wind electric power, water harvesting, contained sewerage treatment and food production. It’s called sustainable living.

 

 

 

 

 

This is the visitors center…

 

 

 

 

 

This wall is made of bottles, tires, concrete and adobe…

 

 

 

 

 

A look through the bottom of one of the bottles…

 

 

 

 

 

and another…

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some other views…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can read all about these Earthships by clicking this link…
http://www.earthship.com/

 

 

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

 

 

 

 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…!!!

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 70 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…

united-states-mappalm-desert

 

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

2

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 at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 600 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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge – New Mexico (GA92)

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 RV Resort in Chehalis, Washington. I’ll planning to depart her June 11th.

 

 

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 2011-2013, 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 April 26, 2012…

 

 

 

 

A few days ago while I was in Socorro, New Mexico I visited this 57,331 acre wildlife refuge which straddles the Rio Grande River. Bosque del Apache in Spanish means woods of the Apache.

 

 

Trying to photograph wildlife without a long-range telephoto lens or a tripod is difficult at best.  Combined with a brilliant overhead sun making the seeing of the LCD screen on my camera added to the difficulty. No wonder they are called point and shoot cameras.  Nonetheless I did mange to get some half-way decent photos…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see the other 25 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/BosqueDelApacheNationalWildlifeRefugeNewMexico

 

 

To read about this wildlife refuge, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosque_del_Apache_National_Wildlife_Refuge

 

 

Enjoying nature in the wild is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

 

 

In other news…

I’m currently hanging out at a VFW Post in Albuquerque awaiting Mary’s arrival next Tuesday, May 1st.

 

 

 

 

 

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/2012/04/26/sexy-neighbor-cats/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was partly cloudy and 79 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with occasional rain and 67 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 Washington. 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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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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Quebradas National Back Country Byway – New Mexico (GA88)

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 Lake Minden RV Resort in Nicolaus, California. I’ll leave here later this morning.

 

 

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 2011-2013, 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 April 22, 2012…

 

 

 

Two days ago while in Socorro, New Mexico I decided to take the 24 mile Quebradas National Back Country Byway drive with my Ford Bronco II…not a place for the motorhome!

 

 

To read about this byway, you can click these two links…
http://byways.org/explore/byways/2090
http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/recreation/socorro/quebradas_backcountry_byway.html

 

 

It’s located a few miles east of Socorro and claims to be total wilderness never less than ten miles away from a major highway. To get there you first have to cross the Rio Grande 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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now to the Byway photos…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a map of the drive from the above Byways link…

 

 

If I had to describe the drive in one word it would be DUSTY! The land is incredibly dry in this area. They warn you that the road is only maintained annually and to be prepared for loose sand.

 

 

There were lots of rather steep up and down grades requiring the use of first and second gears. It was a good test for my newly rebuilt transmission although I never had to use the 4 wheel drive.

 

 

It was a pretty and peaceful drive that took about 1.5 hours. Another fun thing to do as a full-time RVer is go exploring the back country!

 

 

I spent the night at Moose Lodge #1680 in Belen, New Mexico. Today…on an early Sunday morning I’ll enter Albuquerque. It’s a large city approaching 900,000 people that I’ve not been to before so I hoping for very light traffic.

 

 

 

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/2012/04/22/earth-day/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 83 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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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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Fort Craig – New Mexico (GA86)

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 Lake Minden RV Resort in Nicolaus, California. I’m scheduled to leave here May 26th.

 

 

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 2011-2013, 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 April 20, 2012…

 

 

 

Two days ago I visited the site of this old fort located about 40 miles north of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

 

 

Even in today’s world it seemed very isolated to me…and I wondered how the soldiers felt about being stationed here 150 years ago. It once was the largest fort in the Southwest with over 2,000 soldiers. The only major battle in the Civil War fought in the Southwest…the Battle of Valverde occurred only a few miles from this fort site. To read about that battle, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Valverde

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

These two Google Earth images will give you the big picture…

 

 

 

 

 

The outline of the fort is clearly visible from an altitude of 6,449 feet…

 

 

 

 

 

From an altitude of 38,445 feet you can see the five-mile road from New Mexico Highway 1 to the fort’s location adjacent to the Rio Grande River…

 

 

 

 

 

The beginning of the five-mile road…

 

 

 

 

 

The road was quite rough and very dusty. 20 minutes later the green trees along the Rio Grande River come into view…

 

 

 

 

 

According to the legend the soldiers put logs on the ramparts to make the enemy believe they had more cannons than they really had…

 

 

 

 

 

A small portion of the rock walls remain…

 

 

 

 

 

The Commanding General’s headquarters are the most visible remains…

 

 

 

 

 

Another view with the flag pole in the background…

 

 

 

 

 

The supplies storage area…

 

 

 

 

 

From these ramparts the soldiers fought off the Apache Indians…

 

 

 

 

 

A 180 degree panorama photo of the fort looking from North to East to South…

 

 

 

 

 

Finally a photo  taken off the sign in front of the corral area…

 

 

To see the other 20 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/FortCraigNewMexico

 

 

Here’s the official government website link…
http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/recreation/socorro/fort_craig.html

 

 

And a Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Craig

 

 

Visiting old military installations is one of my favorite things to do as a full-time RVer!

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome to Socorro, New Mexico where I’m parked at the Fraternal order Of Eagles Airee #4017.

 

 

 

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/2012/04/20/right-out-of-dickens/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was sunny and 99 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 87 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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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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Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico… (GA79)

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 Lake Minden RV Resort in Nicolaus, California. I’m scheduled to leave here May 26th.

 

 

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 2011-2013, 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 April 13, 2012…

 

 

 

In yesterday’s Blog entry I wrote about Elephant Butte Dam which created Elephant Butte Lake in 1916. If you missed that entry, you can read it by clicking this link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-4by

 

 

Today I’ll describe the lake it created. Justice can only be done in one of two ways…by airplane or Google Earth. Since I do not own an airplane and I’m not about to rent one…we’ll use the magic of Google Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

In this first view you get to see the lake, directly from above, as seen from an altitude of 38 miles…

 

 

In the above image you can see my current location of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico as marked by TOC. The location of the dam is also shown. The lake is also known as the Elephant Butte Reservoir which you can read about by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_Butte_Reservoir

 

 

The lake is New Mexico’s largest body of water at 40 miles long with 200 miles of shoreline. You can read about other details of the lake in this link…
http://www.recreation.gov/recAreaDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&recAreaId=100

 

 

 

 

 

This next Google Earth image shown from an angle gives a better perspective of the “big picture”…

 

 

In addition to the Rio Grande River and the dam locations, I’m also showing you the relative locations of two Blog entries from a few days ago…first is the Laguna del Muerto from the entry about the Journey of the Dead…
http://wp.me/pDCku-49n

 

 

and second is the entry about Engle, New Mexico…An Unusual Ghost Town…
http://wp.me/pDCku-49e

 

 

As you might have guessed, the lake has huge recreational use and value. Directly to the northeast of Truth or Consequences is the rather unremarkable city of Elephant Butte…population in the 2000 census of 1,368. The major portion of the city’s business population is made up of RV and boat storage facitities…folks store them during the week and come and play on the weekends.

 

 

 

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/2012/04/13/buggy-bill/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was mostly sunny and 72 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 69 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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