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Southaven, Mississippi – Day 2

The motorhome is now parked at VFW Post #10567 in Southaven, Mississippi. The location is about 1/4 mile south of the Tennessee Border and about 10 miles south of the City of Memphis. We will stay here while we explore the Memphis area for the next several days.

Mary returns to me today. I’ll meet her at the airport at 6:00 PM.

Yesterday I ventured less than five miles into Tennessee. I went to the Memphis Visitors Center to pickup maps and brochures for things we may want to see and do while in the area. It’s interesting what happened. Crossing the state line and the slow southern way of life seem to disappear. Back into traffic and noise immediately. Hmmm….

The below Google Earth image shows my relative location to the Memphis area. The V is the location of VFW Post #10567 where I am currently parked. The red line indicates the Tennessee/Mississippi Border…

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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Shortly thereafter I was back in Mississippi and spent about three hours going to thrift and used book stores to replenish my dwindling supply of books. I saw something I have never seen before…a Goodwill Bookstore. It’s part of the Goodwill system…but at this store they sell only books. It was neat and clean and all the books are sorted by author which made it very pleasant to shop there. I bought several books…

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I forgot to show you a photo I took while at the Delma Firmiss Hospitality Center at Lula, Mississippi a couple of nights ago. It was taken at midnight through the passenger-side windshield. I thought it made for a neat photo…

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Today’s activities are expected to include…get a haircut…do laundry and pickup Mary.

Here’s (I guess) an interesting side note. The On The Road With Jim And Mary Blog has just passed the 2,000 followers mark. Current number is at 2,022. Thanks to all of you who follow along the road of life with us. We enjoy sharing our experiences with you vicariously.

Here’s another side note…
RVTravel.com publishes several Blogs that offer news, information and tips about the RVing World…all for free! In yesterday’s RV Daily Tips Issue 101, On The Road With Jim And Mary was identified as Website of the Day. You can see that issue by clicking this link…
http://www.rvtravel.com/?q=daily-rv-tips-issue1519101

Enjoying friendly VFW Posts is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

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

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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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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 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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Corpus Christi, Texas – Day 1

Yesterday we drove the motorhome the about 50 miles from Kingsville to Corpus Christi, Texas.

We are parked at the Eagles Club #2249 where we spent the night.

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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When we arrived at 11:30 AM, we thought we’d get settled in and then drive around a bit to get the lay of the land. However fate had different plans for us. If you look closely at the above photo on the far right in the background you will see a trailer from which emerged Larry Mills. Larry informed us he was the security guard, trustee, bar manager and additional host of other titles. He has been a member of this club since 1982, winters here and summers at his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Eagles Club is closed on the weekend, but Larry asked if we’d like a tour of the facilities and of course we said yes. As he opened the door, he asked “Would you like a beer?” Mary and I do not usually drink at noontime, but soon found ourselves sitting at the bar…

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At the bar, Larry drink his Miller Lite while Mary and I drank our normal drinks…mine being Canadian Mist and water.

Larry proved quickly proved to be a very congenial and very funny fellow and we were soon laughing up a storm. To give you an example of his humor, when I asked if he was married, he replied…”No, I’m divorced…my wife ran off with the gardener and I thought she didn’t like Chinese food.” Think about it for a moment…

This is the lounge as seen from the bar…

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Larry told us the hall has one of the largest dance floors in South Texas…

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Since Mary and Larry are both originally from Michigan, that only added to the camaraderie. To make a long story short, we sat and chatted with much laughter for the next two hours…after which I was no longer in condition to drive, so we adorned to the motorhome for the remainder of the day.

This Eagles Club actually has provisions for RV’s including 30 amp electrical service, so we are very comfortable here and will likely stay for 3-4 days. Here’s the view from the dinette window with Larry’s trailer in the background…

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Enjoying meeting interesting and funny people is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!!!

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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