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I Get My Kicks On Route 66…

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.

Over the years I have driven on segments of Route 66 many times. Yesterday I did it again…albeit for 33 miles from Barstow to Victorville, California. I could have driven it on Interstate Highway 15, but chose Route 66 instead.

While not a lot to see, one can still get their kicks imagining what it was like to drive along this road in the 1920’s and 30’s. In addition there are the numerous old, run-down, dilapidated and deserted building that also stirs the imagination.

Along the way there is little population…

Lenwood – 3,542

Hodge – 431

Helendale – 5, 623

Oro Grande – 975

Here are a few photos that I took along the way…

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 portions of the roadbed are in a lot worst shape than this segment…

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I ran along-side a long freight train for a number of miles…

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Low bridge with narrow roadway…

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Shortly after arriving in Victorville, I stopped at the California Route 66 Museum…

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Immediately entering the museum you see a beautiful teardrop trailer…

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Henry Fonda played Tom Joad in what I believe was the best Route 66 movie ever…The Grapes of Wrath…

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They have a neat partial 1960’s Volkswagen Van so popular back in those days. Look closely and you can see I’m wearing John Lennon sunglasses and an afro wig…

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Lots of memorabilia…

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A 1917 truck along with some Burma-Shave signs…

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I love shooting reflections…

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This is what happens over the years to a face that doesn’t use sunscreen…

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The volunteer docents are very friendly, knowledgeable and have many stories to tell..

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Thanks for making my visit so enjoyable!

After leaving the museum, I proceeded about eight miles south (no longer on Route 66) to the Napa Car Care Center in Hesperia, California…

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You can see my Bronco on the far right. Here I continue to try to solve my stalling and hesitation problems. Yesterday they installed a new fuel pressure regulator…problems remain and further activities will continue today. Since the garage is on a busy and noisy roadway, I drove the motorhome about three miles to a quieter location to spend the night…Moose Club #1808 where I enjoyed some nice refreshment and conversation…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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To see the other 25 photos that I took…

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

Route 66 From Barstow To Victorville, California

You can read all about Victorville by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorville,_California

You can read about the Route 66 Mother Road Museum by clicking this link…http://califrt66museum.org/

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny and 82 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 72 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…

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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/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 2015

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Route 66 Mother Road Museum – Barstow, California

The motorhome is parked at the Idle Spurs Restaurant in Barstow, California. I expect to be leaving here soon. The Bronco has started having a rough idle and hesitating on acceleration. I have a 9:00 AM garage appointment this morning which hopefully will fix the problems.

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.

Two days ago I visited the Route 66 Mother Road Museum here in Barstow. Lots of nice stuff here about Route 66 history.

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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To see the other 19 photos that I took…

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

Route 66 Mother Road Museum – Barstow, California

You can read all about Barstow by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barstow,_California

You can read about the Route 66 Mother Road Museum by clicking this link…http://www.route66museum.org/id4.html

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny and 79 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 80 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Nevada. 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/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 2015

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Old Town – Barstow, California

The motorhome is parked at the Idle Spurs Restaurant in Barstow, California. I expect to be here for another day or two.

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.

Barstow has an interesting history. Through it has run the Old Spanish Trail, The Mormon Trail, The Mojave Trail and The Beale Wagon Road. Perhaps its most famous claim to fame is that is was on Old Historic U.S. Highway Route 66.

In Old Town, there are a number of nice murals depicting some of this history on Main Street, aka Route 66. Here are a few of them…

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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To see the other 29 photos that I took…

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

Old Town – Barstow, California

You can read all about Barstow by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barstow,_California

You can read about the Main Street Murals by clicking this link…http://mainstreetmurals.com/

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny and 77 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 79 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Nevada. 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/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 2015

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Las Vegas, Nevada To Barstow, California

The motorhome is parked at the Idle Spurs Restaurant in Barstow, California. I expect to be here 3-4 days.

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.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 160 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada to Barstow, California. 95+% of the trip was on Interstate Highway 15, the main route between Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California. Barstow is about midway between the two cities.

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 Nevada, Interstate Highway 15 is 6 lanes…speed limit is 70 miles per hour…

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About one hour later you enter California where it becomes four lanes…speed limit is 70 miles per hour and 55 for all vehicles towing…

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Some kind of a large solar installation on the right…

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In the below photo I’m traveling in the slow truck lane doing 55-60 on the 17 mile long decent to Baker, California…

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Which is home to the World’s tallest thermometer. At 134 feet it signifies the highest temperature ever record at Death Valley which begins just north of Baker. You can read all about the thermometer by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_tallest_thermometer

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A few miles out of Barstow I left the Interstate Highway to drive on old historic U.S. Route 66…

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I knew Barstow had an American Legion, Eagles and VFW…so I thought no problem finding a place to park. Wrong! At 1:15 PM The American Legion had a locked gate. That won’t work. The Eagles Club is in the center of town with a very small, rough sloping parking lot that wouldn’t work. I ended up at the VFW six miles on the other side of town where the only place to park was against the wall…

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And this was the dinette window photo…

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After I has a cold beer to cool me down I went outside to the motorhome where my weather station told me it was 87 DEGREES! up against that wall. That won’t work…so I made a couple of quick phone calls and got permission to park at the Idle Spurs Restaurant about two miles north of town. A whole lot better…

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With a better dinette window view…

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I’m expecting to be here 3-4 days. You can read all about Barstow by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barstow,_California

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny and 87 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 77 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Nevada. 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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 2015

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Route 66 – Albuquerque, New Mexico

The motorhome is now parked at the Paradise Casino in Winterhaven, California right across the Colorado River from Yuma, Arizona. I’m here with others…hanging out and enjoying the nice weather.

Mary is tending to business at home. She has made her flight reservations to rejoin me on January 28th.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 75 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 76 degrees.

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 I 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/U.S._Route_66_in_New_Mexico

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

Route 66 – Albuquerque, New Mexico (Post 1936)

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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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Meandering Along Historic Route 66 In New Mexico…

Yesterday we drove the motorhome about 25 miles from Casa Blanca to Grants, New Mexico. About 20 miles of that drive was along historic Route 66. Because Interstate Highway 40 parallels it, Route 66 had very little traffic so we gallumped along at about 35 miles an hour which allowed me to take some photos of things from the past. Here are some of them…

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...

Traveling along old roadways is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle.

We are parked at VFW Post #3221 here in Grants, New Mexico.

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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