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The Three Musketeers Reunite!

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort at La Conner, Washington where I recently spent three weeks. Our departure from here is scheduled for August 19th.

Yesterday the Three Musketeers had their first-ever meeting on the west coast. Last meeting was 14 years ago on the east coast.

It all started, when as a child, my family moved to Revere, Massachusetts…five miles north of Boston in 1950. It was then I met Bil Gallagher and Al Penta and we became fast friends. Everywhere one was seen it was sure the other two were somewhere nearby.The first below photo is of our fifth grade graduation in 1951. Bill is upper left…Al is lower right and I’m third from right in the lower line…

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…


We remained close friends until Al and I went off to join the U.S. Navy (at separate times) and Bill went off the college.

Our next meeting was not to occur until 1991 in Revere when I was on the east coast for my son’s wedding. Al just happened to be there visiting family at that time and Bill drove down from his then home in Vermont to meet up with us. In this photo Al is on the left, Bill middle and I’m on the right…


Our next meeting was not to occur until 2000, once again in Revere. Al and I were both back in the area visiting family and friends…once again Bill drove down to meet us. In this photo Bill is left, I’m middle and Al is right…


And yesterday in 2014, we had our first-ever meeting on the west coast at Mt. Vernon, Washington. Bill, who is semi-retired, had a business meeting in Vancouver, B,C., Canada and had to go right by us to get back to Sea-Tac Airport south of Seattle. Al drove in from his home in Monroe about one hour away. Mary and I drove in from our camping location in La Conner…about a 20 minute drive. We met at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op Restaurant and enjoyed a great 2.5 hour reunion. In this photo, I’m left, Bill middle and Al is right…

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All things considered for our advanced ages…we are still in pretty decent condition. Part of our discussions yesterday was identifying long ago school friends who have already passed away. We all are hoping this will not be our final reunion!

Recently I had a telephone conversation with the VA Hospital at Palo Alto California regarding my cataract surgery. Pre-operation examination and consultation is set for September 29th…surgery on October 9th.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny/rainy at 68 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny/rainy and 68 degrees.

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 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


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.

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There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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