Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here
The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort at Monroe, Washington. I’ll depart here September 6th.
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.
In 2011-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!</div?
So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.
As a holder of the New Mexico Annual Camping Permit (non-resident $225), I can stay up to three weeks in a park, which I’m doing here at Heron Lake.
July 4th was a happy day for me. Right after breakfast I went out for my morning photography session. Among the places I stopped was at the Rio Chama Trail Head. If you are a regular reader of my Blog, you’ll remember I stopped there a couple of weeks ago and could only look down at and take photos of the suspension bridge that crosses the river 600 feet below. Yesterday, I felt so good that I actually climbed down and back up the 600 feet…without any apparent adverse effects this morning. I’ll show you some of those photos soon.
The accident occurred on May 27th and for the first time last night, I had the best sleep since it happened. As a matter of fact, I slept so soundly I overslept my normal rising time of 5:00 AM by an hour.
I have now gone 24 hours without the popping in my chest, when I breathe in and out, that I have complained of every day since that time. A cough or sneeze is still accompanied by the poppings. Nonetheless, I feel like a new man!
Even with this good news, my right ribcage area remains slightly swollen and tender to the touch. I remain taking Ibuprofen, icing my ribcage area 2-3 times a day and wearing an elastic bandage abound my chest. I realize that the healing process is not yet complete…but it sure feels good, both mentally and physically, to know it’s going in the right direction.
Here’s some more good news! Even though Heron Lake is at 7,200 feet of elevation, the hot temperatures that have been here since I arrived appear to be coming down, The high for today is forecasted to be only 78 degrees. Tomorrow’s temperature is forecasted to be 79 degrees. Hallelujah! We actually had a couple of hours of a heavy soaking rain during the night…the first time I’ve been near rain for quite a spell.
I feel so good after yesterday, that I decided to make today a real simple Blog entry..a sunset and a sunrise.
Here are the 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…
The night before last, at 8:30 PM, I looked out of the bedroom window and the sky was a brilliant orange. The photo gives the impression that the trees are on fire…which thankfully they are not. It is tinder dry here and there are all sorts of fire restrictions in place….
At 6:00 AM yesterday morning, while doing my morning computer duties I looked out of the windshield of the motorhome and saw this pretty sight…
Enjoying lots of unusually beautiful sunsets and sunrises is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!
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…!!!
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.
Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!
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!