The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Morgan Hill, California.

My eye surgeon at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California wants me back for a six-month post-operation examination of my cataract surgery. My appointment is scheduled for April 21st. Palo Alto is only about 40 miles from my current location. I’ll sit here until the 21st when I’ll drive the Bronco to Palo Alto. I expect to arrive at Mary’s home in Murphys, California on either April 22 or 23.

Recently I spent several days in Monterey…an area rich in beautiful scenery and history. A bonanza for a travel blogger! I ended up with 17 blog titles and 628 photos which I’ll present over the roughly next six weeks. This works well for me because I’ll be in an “idle period” during that time. Currently I’m sitting here in Morgan Hill (I’ve been here a number of times in the past) awaiting my VA hospital appointment. Then off to Mary’s home for about four weeks during which time I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and cleaning. On about May 21, Mary and I are planning to head-out for Yellowstone National Park (and other destinations) in Wyoming. Till then, enjoy Monterey!

Today’s subject – Harbor Of Monterey…

In the below Google Earth image Old Fisherman’s Wharf is on the left and Municipal Wharf #2, aka Commercial Wharf, is the longer one on the right.

The photos in this set were taken either from Old Fisherman’s Wharf or the harbor promenade between both wharfs…

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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More tomorrow…

You can read all about the history of the Harbor of Monterey by clicking this link…http://monterey.org/en-us/Departments/Harbor-Marina/Historic-Harbor

You can read all about Monterey, California by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey,_California

Tomorrow we will continue with more of the beautiful scenery and history that is part of Monterey, California!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 73 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 78 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 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Morgan Hill, California.

My eye surgeon at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California wants me back for a six-month post-operation examination of my cataract surgery. My appointment is scheduled for April 21st. Palo Alto is only about 40 miles from my current location. I’ll sit here until the 21st when I’ll drive the Bronco to Palo Alto. I expect to arrive at Mary’s home in Murphys, California on either April 22 or 23.

Recently I spent several days in Monterey…an area rich in beautiful scenery and history. A bonanza for a travel blogger! I ended up with 17 blog titles and 628 photos which I’ll present over the roughly next six weeks. This works well for me because I’ll be in an “idle period” during that time. Currently I’m sitting here in Morgan Hill (I’ve been here a number of times in the past) awaiting my VA hospital appointment. Then off to Mary’s home for about four weeks during which time I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and cleaning. On about May 21, Mary and I are planning to head-out for Yellowstone National Park (and other destinations) in Wyoming. Till then, enjoy Monterey!

Today’s subject – Municipal Wharf #2, (aka Commercial Wharf)…

Municipal Wharf II was constructed in 1926 at a cost of $262,000. After World War II, the sardine population in Monterey Bay collapsed.

It is the eastern most structure in Monterey Harbor. Facilities located on Wharf II include five wholesale fish companies, a commercial abalone farm, public restrooms, snack bar, restaurants, boat hoist and the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club.

It’s 1,000 feet long. A 700-foot fishing promenade extends out from Wharf II and covers the protective sea wall on the East side of the Marina. Anglers may fish from the East side of the wharf. A fishing license is not required for sport fishing from a public pier or wharf in California. No fishing is allowed around the commercial facilities and in the marina for safety reasons.

To the East of Wharf II is Del Monte Beach. Kayaks may be rented and launched from the beach.

In the below Google Earth image Old Fisherman’s Wharf is on the left and Municipal Wharf #2, aka Commercial Wharf, is the longer one on the right…

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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Incoming fishing boat…

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Outgoing fishing boat…

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Nearing anchorage…

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The bigger fishing boat gets Sunday as a day off…

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A sea otter enjoys Sunday morning…

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Another day-off fishing boat…

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Looking back towards the marina…

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Fishing gear…

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Looking back towards the head of the wharf…

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A view of a loading net…

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And the fish pushcarts…

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Waiting for Monday morning opening…

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More Municipal Wharf #2 photos tomorrow…

Here’s the Municipal Wharf #2 information link…http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM4JQ9_Municipal_Wharf_2_New_Fishermans_Wharf_Monterey_California

Of course, I took many photos of the harbor. Those photos will be seen in a blog posting with that title soon.

Tomorrow we will continue with more of the beautiful scenery and history that is part of Monterey, California!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 69 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 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

The motorhome is parked at Moose Lodge #876 in Del Rey Oaks near Monterey, California. I’ll depart from here later this morning.

Mary continues to be occupied with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

I’m now in what I’m calling my “pacing mode”. Last October I had cataract surgery at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California. My surgeon wants me back in mid-April for a six-month post-operative eye examination. Palo Alto is only about 87 miles from my current location. So, in the meantime, I’ll “pace” my forward direction travels hoping stay in 65-75 degree temperatures all the while. My appointment is now set for April 21st.

Last Thursday while on my way to Del Rey Oaks I passed by Salinas, California. It’s the birthplace home of author John Steinbeck and the home of the National Steinbeck Center.

Anyone considering themselves a serious reader should have read at least one of Steinbeck’s books. I’ve read five…Tortilla Flat, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, Travels with Charley and one of my all-time favorites (and movie) The Grapes of Wrath where Steinbeck vividly reminds us that the “good old days” were not so good for a lot of folks.

I took a lot of photos there and since I prefer to tell my traveling stories with photos (remember a picture is worth a thousand words), I’ve decided to spread this story into five installments. Today is installment #5.

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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This concludes the National Steinbeck Center photos.

Here’s a Wikipedia link about the center…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Steinbeck_Center

Here’s the center’s website link…http://www.steinbeck.org/pages/about-the-center

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

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Attention Monterey Peninsula residents: The Gathering place (a refuge for unsheltered women) holds a gathering for homeless women every Tuesday at noon at Moose Club #876. The provide a hot meal, and other items such as clothing, toiletries, etc.. If you know a homeless woman who could benefit or you would care to donate such items or money, you may write to:

The Gathering Place

PO Box 601

Monterey, CA 93942

info@TheGatheringPlaceMonterey.org

or call 831-238-7794, ask for Mary Eileen Kinney.

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Yesterday was sunny and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is /sunny and 68 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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. My scheduled departure date is Friday, February 13th.

Mary continues to be overwhelmed with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

I’ve come to Las Vegas, Nevada several times over the years and have quite thoroughly explored the area. Rather than go back to these various places and re-create the wheel, (unless I do something different and unusual) I’m electing to republish some of my earlier blog entries.

This blog entry was originally published February 9, 2011…

Bellagio Hotel And casino – Las Vegas, Nevada

Yesterday afternoon Mary and I spent two hours wandering around the Bellagio Hotel and Casino at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo. It’s one of the largest and most elegant of all the buildings in Las Vegas.

Here are some photos I took while there…

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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Here’s the official Bellagio website link…
http//www.bellagio.com/?CMP=KNC-MSN-Bellagio_Corp

Here’s a Wikipedia link that will tell you all about Bellagio…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellagio_Las_Vegas

End of Blog reprint…

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny/cloudy and 76 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 77 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Nevada. 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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. My scheduled departure date is Friday, February 13th.

Mary continues to be overwhelmed with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

Exclusive! Never Before Seen Photo!

Most folks know that spacecraft have visited the Moon. But did you know you can now go to the Moon in a jet plane. It’s true…see for yourself! I took the first photo of a jet plane headed for the Moon last night. This photo is exactly as I took it…it has not been altered in any manner…

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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Remember…you saw it here first!!! :)

Prior to capturing the above photo…I took a few other photos of last night’s full Moon…

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All the above photos were hand-held and taken with my Sony HX200V Camera.

You can read about Las Vegas, Nevada by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Vegas

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny/cloudy and 69 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 70 degrees.

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

LV

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 90 miles from Parker to Bullhead City, Arizona. Mary continues to be overwhelmed with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

Immediately leaving Parker, I crossed the Colorado River into California…

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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This next photo looks left about 45 degrees in the driver’s seat and shows the 7″ LCD color monitor for my rear view camera system. The monitor is held in place by a suction cup and sits on a leather pillow to help support the weight…

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Except for one small highway junction, for 65 miles there is essentially no civilization…

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If you remember the movie The Grapes of Wrath…the Joad Family followed U.S. Highway Route 66 and crossed the Colorado River into California at Needles. Along the way yesterday I passed through Needles and took a few photos that driving in the traffic would allow…

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Needles has apparently one homeless person…It’s really hard to imagine this guy’s life…

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Once again I cross the Colorado River…this time back into Arizona…

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About 20 miles later I parked in the rear of friendly VFW Post #10005 where they provided me with an electrical hookup…

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Here’s the usual dinette window photo…

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You can read about Bullhead City, Arizona by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullhead_City,_Arizona

I’ll continue my travels north towards Las Vegas, Nevada later this morning.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy around at 72 degrees.  Forecast for today is cloudy with periods of showers and 63 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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

The motorhome is now parked at the Paradise Casino in Winterhaven, California. Less than 1/2 mile away is the Colorado River and on the other side…the sunniest place on Earth…Yuma, Arizona. I’m here hanging out and enjoying the nice weather. I have several friends in the area. Mary is currently dealing with some medical issues. Her return-to-me date is now looking like mid-February.

Yesterday morning was very unusual. We had a low-to-ground fog, perhaps only about 200 feet high which provided a most unusual photographic effect. The fog acted as a diffusion filter allowing for unusual photos of the sun. These photos were shot with my Sony point and shoot camera and represent the greatest sun photos I’ve ever taken…

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 sets the stage for the following 12 photos…

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To see the other 35 photos I took…

CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

A Low Ground Foggy Sunrise Over Yuma, Arizona

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 71 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 70 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…

WI

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

The motorhome is now parked at the Paradise Casino in Winterhaven, California. Less than 1/2 mile away is the Colorado River and on the other side…the sunniest place on Earth…Yuma, Arizona. I’m here hanging out and enjoying the nice weather. I have several friends in the area. Mary is currently dealing with some medical issues. Her return-to-me date is now looking like mid-February.

Yuma has strong military ties which you can read about by clicking this link…http://www.visityuma.com/military.html

You can read about yesterday’s event by clicking this link…http://www.ci.yuma.az.us/events/30751.htm

About three blocks of Main Street was shut off for vendors  and display booths. I enjoyed about one hour there talking to a number of other veterans.

On my way there I stopped atop St. Thomas Indian Mission Hill (see below sunset) and took a 180 degree panorama looking north. 1 is the motorhome parking location. 2 is the Colorado River. 3 is the Guardhouse at the Yuma Territorial Prison…

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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Main Street Yuma is less than one mile from the motorhome…

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Yesterday was just an average sunset…ho hum…  :)

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

In other news… It finally happened! Yesterday I bought gas for the Bronco at $1.99.9! It’s been a long while since I’ve paid such a low price! Nice!

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day at 73 degrees.  Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 71 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…

WI

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 2015

and I’m back at Mary’s home in Murphys, California from which I departed on November 29, 2011 on a planned (almost) two-year circumnavigation of the United States. It was my sixth and Mary’s second such journey. Other than our near fatal accident on Memorial Day of 2012, it was a fine trip. We saw many interesting things and meet some really neat people.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 113 miles from Nicolaus to Murphys, California.

Along the way, I stopped at a truck wash just north of Sacramento and got the motorhome and Bronco a bath…which they really needed after more than 4,000 miles since leaving Connecticut about two months ago…

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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Leaving California Highway 99 soon found me on California Highway 12 heading up into the Sierra Nevada foothills (Note: for the next two photos, I had accidentally moved the control on my camera to watercolor)…

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Then on to California Highway 49 (commemorative for the 1849 gold rush) which is really narrow with no shoulders. I really should not have been messing with my camera on this road…

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Then on to California Highway 4 which at least has some shoulders…

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Leaving Highway 4 the road really starts to narrow. Note that I’m driving well left of the center line…

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Then the road really narrows to one lane with no center stripe…

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And then Mary’s really narrow driveway…

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And finally into her yard…

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I’m glad Mary does not live one more house up the road as it gets really narrow and climbs a sharp grade!

I’ll be here until after Thanksgiving during which time both vehicles will get a through cleaning and some minor modifications and repairs.

During all of 2013, I’ve been complaining about the weather…either too hot or too cold. I had to come to California to find some nice weather! Yesterday was 70 degrees and sunny. Extended forecast for the next two weeks is sunny and in the mid-70’s. Yeah!

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 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

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

Wilsonville, Oregon

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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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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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/

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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