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Monroe To Chehalis, Washington…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome 135 miles from Monroe to Chehalis, Washington. I’m scheduled to depart here September 20th.

 

The drive included lots of traffic, lots of 18 wheelers, lots of rain, lots of wind and lots of idiotic drivers.

All in all, a tiring drive!

 

I’m at Thousand Trails Chehalis RV Resort.

 

I’ve been here several times before.

Here’s the ranger station and check-in…

 

 

 

 

 

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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I ended up with a nice site at the top of the hill…

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The usual dinette photo…

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A Google earth image where the TT marks my campsite location…

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I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a partly sunny and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy/sunny and 66 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. 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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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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Wilsonville, Oregon (GA611)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

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The motorhome is parked in Thousand Trails RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. I’m scheduled to depart here June 2nd.

 

 

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 October 5, 2013…

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 145 miles from Lacey, Washington to Wilsonville, Oregon.

 

I departed at 8:10 AM driving in fog which became dense at times and stayed with me until I crossed into Oregon…

 

 

 

 

 

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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I took Interstate Highway 205…the by-pass around Portland, Oregon. There was so much traffic on 205, I wondered if anyone was using Interstate Highway 5 through Portland…

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After three hours of intense and dangerous driving ( I hate Interstate Highways…but sometimes you have to use them if you want to make any progress in a timely manner), I arrived tired and parked overnight at Moose Lodge #1598 in Wilsonville where they provided an electrical connection so I could use my electric heater…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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I spent the afternoon reading, taking a nap, doing some computer work and visiting with the local Moose members. I’ll continue my southerly journey later this morning. Google Earth is telling me I’ve got 647 miles to go until I arrive at Mary’s home at Murphys, California.

 

Yesterday’s high temperature was 65 degrees with partly cloudy/sunny skies. At 5:00 AM when I arose thus morning it was 43 degrees! Brrr! Time to put on some miles heading south!

 

Last night I watched another old movie from the 1930’s. This time it was 1939 – The Hunchback Of Notre Dame starring Charles Laughton. Another classic!

 

Enjoying friendly Moose clubs 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…

 

 

 

 

 

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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/2013/10/05/party-day/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 63 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Oregon. 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

 

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

 

 

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain

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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

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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Bakersfield To Manteca, California

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
Sadly Mary is struggling with health issues. To see the latest about her situation, click here
To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu.
I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click here

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome 238 miles from Bakersfield to Manteca, California. I’m parked at Thousand Trails Turtle Beach RV Resort. I’ll depart here April 17th.

 

 

Who says just because you are in a large city you can’t see a pretty sunrise? First photo below was taken in Bakersfield yesterday morning.

 

It was a long five-hour drive on U.S. Highway 99 with lots of vehicles going too fast. Lots of places in the old highway are badly worn or patched making for a bone-jarring ride.

 

The two other photos at my current location…

 

 

 

 

 

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 the usual dinette window photo…

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is cloudy and 66 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows my 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

 

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

 

 

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain

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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

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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Yuma Proving Ground 75th Anniversary

 

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona.

 

 

 

 

Two days ago (Saturday), my friend Colorado and I went to the Yuma Proving Ground (about 25 miles north of Yuma) to view their 75th Anniversary display.

 

For the first time I decided to take the photos with my new smart phone. I’m a day late in reporting this activity because I had one heck of a time trying to figure out how to download the photos to my laptop computer on which I write my blog postings. The phone was easier to haul around in its belt holster than my larger and bulkier Sony camera.

 

This is a really large facility. To read all about the Yuma Proving Ground, you should click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuma_Proving_Ground

 

 

Another thing I need to explain is that in addition to the regular about 95,000 Yuma population, at this time of the year there about another estimated 80,000 snowbirds, of which I am one.  🙂 And based on my Saturday experience, I’m guessing about one-half of Yuma attended…read on…

 

Most all of these folks got there on the one and only road. I met my friend Colorado at VFW Post #8242 about 12 miles north of Yuma and from there we drove on in my Bronco. From the VFW Post to the entrance gate of  Yuma Proving Ground is 13 miles which took us 1.5 hours!!!!

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

This first photo is the view as soon as you leave US Highway 59. The post gate is 6 miles away from here…

 

 

 

 

And it was SLOW GOING…

 

 

 

 

1.5 hours after leaving the VFW Post we turn into YPG…

 

 

 

 

After the long drive, first thing was a pit stop. My friend Colorado (only one year older than myself) needs a walker for longer walks…

 

 

 

 

It was a cloudless sunny day and 82 degrees warm. Shade is at a premium here…

 

 

 

The following photos show some of the things we saw…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you know where some of your tax dollars are being spent.

 

When we left if mid-afternoon, the ride back to the VFW Post was only 20 minutes as opposed to the 1.5 hours getting there. All in all, an enjoyable day despite the hot sunshine.  🙂

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos…

Forecast for today is sunny and 82 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. 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

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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 at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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 -2018

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Monroe To Raymond, Washington

 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

Yesterday I drove to motorhome 165 miles from Monroe to Raymond, Washington.

 

It was a real pretty day and I ended up driving further than I thought I would. The first 95 miles of the trip was mostly on Interstate Highways 405 and 5. Lot’s of traffic. The first photo below is on 405 about 9:15 AM…

 

 

 

 

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 next photo is on Washington Highway 8 west of Olympia, much better…

 

 

 

 

I’m parked behind American Legion Post #150…

 

 

Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

 

Enjoyed a nice visit with the friendly American folks.

 

 

I’ll be departing later this morning.

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is sunny and 69 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer! The red dot on the below map shows my 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
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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 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa
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 -2017
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INDIA, JAMA MASJID MOSQUE

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After our bicycle rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk Market we load into a bus for our next destination. Street hawkers persistently pursue tourists with their wares for sale. Our guide, puts on a “bus bazaar.” For instance, the man in the white shirt is selling the beads he wears on his head. After we are seated, Ranvir  holds up their wares and gives the price. If he thinks the items are of decent quality,. he holds his thumbs up.  If not, he holds his thumbs down. We pass items around before we decide.. There are usually five to six vendors crowding around the bus entrance and someone always buys something.

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We arrive at the Jama Masjid Mosque, the largest in India. This is the outside entrance gate, swarming with people.dsc09348-copy

This is the inside at the back of the temple, also swarming with people. Hard to tell the difference.

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This is a Muslim temple and we must wear cover-ups, provided, and no shoes are allowed. This is the women of our group, from left, Carol, myself, Kathy, Pam, Ellen, Diane (almost hidden),Trish, Sandy, Chris, our guide and Hazel.

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While Manju gave us a history of the temple, Indies gathered around interested in we tourists. This fellow wanted his picture with Theo. I took one and he had his friend take one for him. Then followed about six more guys who wanted pictures and we finally had to refuse anymore pictures.

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A huge pool sits in the center of the square, where people wash their feet, and hands.  I just missed a picture of a guy swabbing his beard. They come to pray. 25,000 of them can fit into this square.

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This arch is beautifully inscribed in marble. Muslim religion does not permit idols, there is only the holy words of the Koran. This arch leads into the entrance to the tower, where the Iman calls the prayer.

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The tower is I believe over twenty-two meter’s high and is now closed to tourists because of a suicide.

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This carved marble gate allows worshipers into the Iman’s area of the mosque. Except for tourism, The mosque is now used only on festival days.

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Heavy, ornate doors can be closed. It is interesting that in ancient times, people did not use tables or chairs. They covered their stone floors with carpets and sat cross-legged and did all their business from the floor. dsc09351-copy

People feel quite comfortable laying down to sleep, or rest, or sit cross-legged just about anywhere in public.

dsc09259-copyBack into the crush of traffic, we drive around the city as Manju Sharmi gives us a history of the seven cities of Dehli.

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This load is so high, it reaches the bus window. Had it been open I could have reached out and touched the boxes.

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We first drive through Old Dehli, pronounced Dealie with a history of 500 years.  The city transformed and rebuilt seven times But this part of Dehli is the squalid, crowded lanes where only the poor live.

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A one-legged man begs in the street.

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Commerce is very local. You can find live goats, chickens, and ducks for sale.

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This man is selling fried chicken. Ranvir described it like this. “It is crispy chicken, beloved by all. It takes on more flavor as the day goes on with the dust and diesel fumes enhancing its flavor. I would die if I ate that food, though I used to eat street food. The people here have a powerful immune system it doesn’t bother them at all.”

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When your vehicle is overloaded, you can use it like a wheelbarrow. Look at the snarl this load is headed for. Take note of the electric wires hanging on both sides of the street.

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It is not my intention to make fun of these people and their way of life. They are survivors and they work hard and do what they can  to keep body and soul together.

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Pictures taken from the window are subject to movement of the bus and glare, but notice the tangle of wiring above this juice stand.

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We see these pictures on the internet and laugh. One can’t help but think of the safety regulations we live with and how can this be maintained without fires?  In fairness, on our entire trip, this is the only place, in this poor neighborhood, in old Dehli, where this wiring situation exists.dsc09352-copy

The window is a sideshow while Manju gives us some interesting statistics. One child is born every second. The city has 16.5 million people.

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The wealthy keep their homes from generation to generation. Sixty % of Indies rent. The city covers 1,408 square miles.  India has the second largest population of Muslims in Asia second only to Indonesia with 14.2 billion. India is 86% Muslim. We are headed to visit Mahatma Ghandi’s resting place. More tomorrow.

 

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