Posts Tagged With: sun

Just Another Beautiful Desert Sunrise Over Yuma, Arizona

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.

Since I’ve been coming to the Yuma area for a number of years during the Winter, I’ve explored the area pretty thoroughly. Rather than re-visit each place again, I’ve decided to show photos I’ve taken in the past. All these places are within about a one-hour drive from Yuma.

Yesterday was just another beautiful sunrise over Yuma, Arizona…

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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In an earlier Blog entry, I mentioned that the Guinness Book of Records says Yuma, Arizona is the sunniest place on earth. You can read about that by clicking this link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuma,_Arizona

Here’s what happens to long-time south-facing stop signs in this area…

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Yesterday was a mostly sunny day at 72 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 73 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/jimjrver?feat=email

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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Allentown, Pennsylvania – Day 2

The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #367 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Uncertain of our plans at this moment…we may stay another day.

Yesterday morning, because our coach batteries were getting low, I turned on the motorhome engine to charge them. Shortly thereafter, the Check Engine Light came on…Grrr!

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…

Have I ever told you the road of life is a dusty one?…

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So, off we went to a local Workhorse Chassis repair shop…

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Where they went to work on the problem. Three hours and slightly less than $300 we were on our way back to American Legion Post #367. Considering we’ve had the motorhome for almost four years and 25,000 miles…this is the first time it needed any attention. Not bad…

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After parking the motorhome we took the Bronco and went to town, First stop was the apartment that I lived in 36 years ago. I lived in the lower unit…

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I went back into my 1977 pictures file to pull this photo of me in front of my apartment half my lifetime ago. What a difference 36 years makes! Where have the years gone?…

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Then to the church where the Liberty Bell was hidden September 1777 to August 1778. You can read about this event by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Bell_Museum

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Mary rings the Liberty Bell with a rubber mallet…

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The Docent allowed me into the sanctuary…

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On the way home we passed these row houses which are plentiful in this area…

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This morning at 5:30 AM I took the below two photos. Portent for the next coming three days where the forecast is for 90, 91, and 90 degrees. The Weather Wimp is what Mary calls me and I hereby declare…YUK, YUK and YUK!!!

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And we are still more than three weeks away from the official start of Summer!

Enjoying interesting museums is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Pennsylvania. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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 have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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Southaven, Mississippi – Day 4

The motorhome is now parked at VFW Post #10567 in Southaven, Mississippi. The location is about 1/4 mile south of the Tennessee Border and about 10 miles south of the City of Memphis. We will stay here while we explore the Memphis area for the next several days.

Yesterday was once again both hot and humid. About 85 degrees and % humidity. The Weather Wimp…as Mary calls me, says… Triple Yuk!!!

Mary decided she wanted to see an acupuncturist to try to relieve her pain. Due to faulty instructions and poor signage it took about 1.5 hours and 50 miles of driving to find him. She had about a one hour treatment. Returning directly to the motorhome still took 50 minutes and 24 miles. By time we returned it well after 1:00 PM and because it was so hot and humid didn’t feel like doing any sightseeing. We spent the afternoon and evening sitting in our chairs outside and reading.

She got a good night’s sleep and this morning is indicating she’s feeling noticeably better.

Since our little activity day, I’ve only got three photos for today. The first two are of the beautiful memorial here at VFW Post #10567 in Southaven, Mississippi…

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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and finally a photo attesting to yesterday’s heat and humidity…

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Enjoying a nice companionship is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location near Memphis in the State of Tennessee. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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 have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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Lubbock, Texas – Day 1

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 45 miles from Littlefield to Lubbock, Texas. Once again continuing southeast in the morning hours has one driving directly into the sun. This condition makes it extremely difficult to read the road signs when you are in an unfamiliar area…

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…

The motorhome is now parked at Fraternal Order of Eagles Airee #4271 about eight miles south of downtown Lubbock. I’m parked on the side of the building where I’m plugged into electricity…

As always I like to show the view from the dinette window…

Lubbock is the birthplace of Buddy Holly. I’ll begin my explorations of Lubbock today. I expect to be here for several days..

Enjoying the interesting places is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

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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Littlefield, Texas – Day 1

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 65 miles from Clovis, New Mexico southeast to Littlefield, Texas. When I crossed the Texas border, I also crossed into the Central Time Zone. I expect to be here 3-4 days.

When you drive southeast in mid-morning, it means you will be looking into the sun. Yesterday the asphalt on the road reflected the sun like a mirror and it was most difficult to see.

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…

As a matter of fact the sun was so bright that I drove through Muleshoe, Texas without realizing it and missed their famous tourist attraction…Darn! Click this link to see what I missed…
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/3758

Arriving in Littlefield, Texas, I pulled into the Waylon Jennings RV Park. It’s a free park with electricity, water and dump station. You can stay here for free for four days. This is Waylon Jenning’s hometown. He was a mega super-star country singer and a favorite of mine for many years. Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about him…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waylon_Jennings

As always I like to show the view from the dinette window…

You can read all about Littlefield, Texas by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littlefield,_Texas

Enjoying the interesting places is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

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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Santa Rosa Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 1

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome on Historic Route 66 about 125 miles from Albuquerque to Santa Rosa Lake State Park, New Mexico. I expect to be here through the weekend.

If you are a regular follower of my Blog, you may recall that I’m in the process of a two-year circumnavigation of the United States…my sixth. Whenever possible I try to drive on roads I’ve not driven before. I also like to drive historic roadways whenever they are on my way. Yesterday I drove in an easterly direction from Albuquerque. The only downside when driving east with an early morning departure is you are looking directly into the sun…

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…

The traffic on Route 66 was light because Interstate Highway 40 closely parallels it to the North…left in the next photo. I could see it, but it doesn’t show well because of the brilliant sun. If you look just left of Route 66 at the horizon you can see it…

I arrived safely at Santa Rosa Lake State Park after 3 hours and 15 minutes of driving…

I always like to show the view from the dinette window wherever I park overnight. Here it’s not terribly inspiring…just the top of a bush and an RV across the road…

Standing in the doorway of the motorhome I have a peek-a-boo view of the lake about one-half mile away…

It doesn’t matter because after being in the noise of Albuquerque for the last few days, I’m here for the peace and quiet that all New Mexico State Parks seem to offer.

I expect to be entering West Texas in about 10 days and spend the colder weeks of this coming Winter season deep in South Texas hiding out from the cold weather. I’ll use some of my time here to do research, using maps, books and the Internet, to identity likely prospective routes and things/places not too be missed along the way. As I tell folks…It’s a lousy job, but someones got to do it!  🙂

Enjoying historic highways is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

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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