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A Study In Perseverance…

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails South Jetty RV Resort in Florence, Oregon. I’ve been here several times before. I plan to depart from here June 5th. I’ll slow my pace and spend most of June along the Oregon coast. Then into the State of Washington for the summer.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. I’m hoping she will be able to rejoin me sometime after July 4th.

Today’s subject…A Study in Perseverance…

In today’s header photo, I showed Leonard Knight’s perseverance. While mine is not so dramatic, it nonetheless is perseverance.

I’m in my 20th year of retirement and also full-time RVing. I enjoy many ways of spending my retirement time…travel, photography, reading, walking, visiting museums, listening to music, meeting people, working on the motorhome and Bronco, enjoying peace and quiet,…and Spider Solitaire.

I’m not one to play computer games…but I love a challenge and Spider Solitaire provides that! In addition, the brain muscles need work…just like other body muscles.

When I first started playing the game several years ago…I played 1,804 times before I won my first game. I need to mention, the game comes in three levels of difficulty…and of course, I always play the advanced version.

I bought my current computer in August, 2011 and had to start a new cycle of Spider Solitaire. So, after almost 4 years and 14,538 tries, I finally won my 1,000th game. This means, on average, I am now winning once every 6.87 games.

I keep track of my playing records in a separate file…in hundred game segments. My win record is a high of 19 wins in 100 games. The below photo shows I once lost 164 times in a row in my current cycle. I’ve won 5 games in a row several times.

If you enjoy a challenge, you might like Spider Solitaire. It is found by following this chain…start>all programs> accessories>games.

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…


Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day at 64 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with a shower and 57 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


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…


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 2015

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