Posts Tagged With: seaport

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts Day 7 (GA570)

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The motorhome is parked at Shady Acres RV Park in Yuma, Arizona. I may be here until March 4th.

 

 

 

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.

This entry was posted August 5, 2013…

 

 

 

The motorhome is parked at my cousin Bob’s and his wife Donna’s home at North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. We are planning to depart tomorrow.

 

 

Yesterday was a somewhat decent day. With a light cloud cover the high temperature was 79 degrees with 63% humidity. Still too humid for my liking.

 

 

Yesterday we drove the Bronco the about five miles to New Bedford. Our first stop was Saint Anthony’s of Padua Church where my mother and father were married in 1938. I wanted Mary to see this beautiful structure built 101 years ago. It’s spire is 256 feet…making it the tallest in New England.

 

 

You can read all about this beautiful church by clicking this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Anthony_of_Padua_Church_%28New_Bedford,_Massachusetts%29

 

 

I really recommend you view these church photos in full screen!

 

 

 

 

 

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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Padua is a city in northern Italy…

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Then we drove a couple of miles to downtown New Bedford and went to the New Bedford Art Museum which is rather small and does not allow photography…Boo on them!

 

 

 

 

 

In this part of Old New Bedford, a number of cobblestone streets are still in existence…

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A couple of blocks away we arrived at the Old Star Store. Once New Bedford’s leading department store for many years, it apparently fell victim to today’s modern malls. My grandmother worked at the Star Store for many years as a saleslady in ladies clothing…

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Today the old Star Store houses an extension of UMASS-Dartmouth and has a few old photos and paintings…

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We visited New Bedford extensively during our visit here in 2010. You can see those Blog entries in our archives during the summer months. In the mid-1800’s, New Bedford was the most famous city in the world because of its whaling industry. It was known as the City That lit The World. You can read this history on the official government New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park which we visited in 2010… http://www.nps.gov/nebe/index.htm

 

 

You can read all about New Bedford by clicking this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Bedford,_Massachusetts

 

 

Enjoying beautiful old buildings 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 Massachusetts. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

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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/2013/08/05/st-anthony-of-padua-and-art-in-town/

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 61 degrees.

 

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

 

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison

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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 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 -2019

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Amesbury & Newburyport, Massachsetts

Jim says:

On another blistering hot and humid day…90 degrees and 95% humidity…we traveled south from our parking place a few miles back into Massachusetts. First through the town of Amesbury located on the Merrimack River we came upon Lowell’s Boat Shop, the oldest continually operating wooden boat building shop/working museum in the United States.

Established in 1793 and cited as the birthplace of the legendary Atlantic fishing dory…a boat no self-respecting fisherman, lobsterman or whaler would put to sea without. It is now a non-profit working museum and National Landmark dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the art and craft of wooden boat building.

When we arrived there on a Sunday morning at 10:00 AM, the shop is not normally open, but Elizabeth Hartnell who works there came by to pick up a few items for a show in Newburyport…our next planned stop. She graciously gave us a brief 20 minute tour/history of the place. She told us that they currently build only about 10 boats a year, but in 1911 the shop produced 2,029 boats in one year and that they are shipped all over the world. We were most pleased to get this wonderful glimpse back into history.

Here are five photos I took while there…

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Here’s their official website link…
www.lowellsboatshop.com

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Lowell’s Boat Shop…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell%27s_Boat_Shop

A few short miles later along the Merrimack River we came to the historic seaport of Newburyport. In the blistering heat and humidity we wandered about the scenic town. The highlight of the stop for Mary was a Greek Food Festival. This beautiful 50 foot mural was located on the brick wall of an old building in a narrow alley…surely they could have found a better location!

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Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Newburyport…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newburyport,_Massachusetts

By 2:00 PM the heat and humidity had gotten to me so we called it a day, so we retreated to the air-conditioning of the Bronco and motorhome and the reading of our books.

To see the other 16 photos I took, click this link…
http://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/072510

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2009
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.panamaorbust.com

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