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Vasquez Rocks – Aqua Dulce, California

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Soledad Canyon RV Resort in Acton, California. My departure date from here will be on Wednesday.

Mary continues to be occupied with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

I’m now in what I’m calling my “pacing mode”. Last October I had cataract surgery at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California. My surgeon wants me back in mid-April for a six-month post-operative eye examination. Palo Alto is only about 400 miles from my current location. So, in the meantime, I’ll “pace” my forward direction travels hoping stay in 65-75 degree temperatures all the while.

About ten days ago I drove the Bronco 20 miles to the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park at Aqua Dulce (Sweet Water in Spanish), California.

Vasquez Rocks, located in the high desert near Agua Dulce Springs, features 932 acres of spectacular rock formations, Tataviam Indian sites, and a seasonal stream. The rocks’ history began in prehistoric times when the sandstone rocks were uplifted at a picturesque angle, showing their jagged red features. In 1874 Tiburcio Vasquez, one of California’s most notorious bandits, used these rocks to elude capture by law enforcement. His name has since been associated with this geologic feature. The park is a popular hiking, picnicking, and equestrian area and has been used in many hit movies, television shows and commercials.

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…

Some unusual rock formations ahead…






In real life…this little critter is only about three inches long…



At the Interpretive Center…


Lots of film productions have been made here. To see the list, click this link…


I cannot resist a reflection shot…


A model of the rocks area. The yellow rectangle marks the slanted rocks in the above photos…


A Google Earth view of the area…


A closer look from Google Earth…


This area is along the San Andreas Fault as shown below…


To see the other 51 photos that I took…


Vasquez Rocks Natural Area – Agua Dulce, California

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Yesterday was sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 74 degrees.

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…


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


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!

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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A storm convinced us to stay put for an extra day. During a break in the storm, I took a walk and met  these two girls on the trail.

At Chehalis it’s clear, they have the right of way.

They weren’t shy about insisting on their rights.

They crossed right in front of me.

The oldest one first, the youngest second. They weren’t in a hurry.

Possibly conscious of the speed limit sign which was posted on the opposite side of the road.

I  had to move on.

It was all rocks from then forward.

When I returned to the motor home, Jim was arranging his reading material.

He reads one author at a time. Cuts masking tape squares and numbers them in the order to be read. What can I say?  An engineer.


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Seeing The Sights Near Revere, Massachusetts

Jim says:

Yesterday Mary and I took the Bronco to see some of the sights along the Atlantic Coast North of Revere. In addition to Revere we went through Lynn, Nahant, Swampscott, Marblehead and Salem.

Here are a few things we saw…
On Revere Beach we saw about one dozen sculptures remaining from the 75th Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Contest held last weekend.


In Nahant we saw kids diving off of these rocks into the water the same way my buddies and I did more than 50 years ago.


There were several hundred boats anchored in beautiful Marblehead Harbor.


In Salem, Mary the witch got boiled in oil.


Back in Revere in the late afternoon I enjoyed the world’s best pizza at DeMaino’s. They are a fifth generation restaurant in the same location for more than 75 years. As teenagers more than 50 years ago my friends and I enjoyed the pizza at Demaino’s. Yeah, Yeah…I know I had pizza yesterday and it was good, but I cannot come to Revere and not have a DeMaino’s Pizza! Mary enjoyed Chicken Parmigiana.


Te see the other 15 photos I took, click this link…

Today we will drive the motorhome and Bronco to Southeastern New Hampshire.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2009
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