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The Great Adventure Dinette Window Photos – Final Update

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 Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’m scheduled to depart here June 18th.

 

 

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.

Note: This is the final blog posting from this particular trip. 
This entry was posted October 13, 2013…

 

 

Back on November 29, 2011, I began what was my 6th circumnavigation of the United States. It was Mary’s 2nd. It ended on October 10, 2013.

 

I called it The Great Adventure, because it was different from my other five circumnavigations…in which the routes were kinda-sorta pre-planned. This time…with the exceptions of attending my oldest grand-daughter’s high school graduation in June 2013 in southeastern Connecticut…I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there! Hence…The Great Adventure.

 

The only plan was to live a day-to-day lifestyle and let the winds blow us where they may!

 

Another thing different about this circumnavigation…in addition to our daily Blog entries documenting our experiences…is in every overnight parking spot I decided to take a photo out of our dinette window.

 

For instance, here’s the first one from the VFW at Wellton, 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…

 

 

 

 

 

Wellton, AZ

 

 

 

 

 

And here’s the view out of our dinette window at our parking location at the Dancing Eagle Casino RV Park, Casa Blanca, New Mexico…

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the course of this 682 day circumnavigation, we parked in 175 locations. In addition you need to know that when I parked the motorhome…I did not say to myself…where’s the best view? It is strictly by chance what view ended up outside of our window.

 

You need also to remember that we over-nighted a lot at free locations such as Eagles and Moose Clubs, American Legion, VFW and Elks Clubs where the views are not always spectacular…but usually somewhat interesting!

 

Finally I started taking these photos once we departed Yuma, Arizona. Prior to that time all the previous overnight parking locations are repeats from previous times since I travel those routes somewhat regularly.

 

Unfortunately this Picasa Web Album decided to partially malfunction. It has “lost” a few and in addition, has them somewhat out of the chronological order in which they were taken. That being said, they still can be enjoyed.

 

I’ve got 129 out-of-the-dinette-window photos in the final collection. You can see them all by clicking the below link. Once there, click the slide show button…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/GreatAdventureDinetteWindowPhotos#

 

After viewing the 129 photos I think you’ll agree that the full-time RVing lifestyle exemplifies the saying of “Variety Is The Spice Of Life”! The constant changing of scenery, people, local foods and music is most stimulating. I never tire of it!

 

It’s fun for me to look at the about 129 photos that finally ended up in this collection. I hope you enjoy them as well.

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

USA1MU

 

 

 

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/2013/10/13/normans-saga-continued/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is rain showers 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 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

 

“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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2011-2013… Circumnavigation Of The USA…Final Update

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 at Cabela’s Sporting Goods in Lacey, Washington. I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

 

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 11, 2013…

 

 

This final Blog posting is to document the completion of an almost two-year circumnavigation of the United States…my 6th…Mary’s 2nd. During these circumnavigations, I try to travel on roads I’ve not seen before…I’m about 90% successful in that regard.

 

The only things I knew about our potential destinations during this adventure is that I/we planned to spend a good portion of 2012 exploring the State of New Mexico. In 2013 we planned to attend my oldest grand-daughter’s high school graduation in June in southeastern Connecticut…which we did. Other than that…we just had to find out one-day-at-a-time where our fates were to send us. 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.

 

The trip began from Murphys, California on November 29, 2011 with 35,956.5 miles on the motorhome odometer. The trip ended on October 10, 2013 with 48,635.4 on the odometer which means I drove 12,678.9 miles with the motorhome. I also drove the Bronco about an additional 10,000 miles on side trips.

 

Our journey brought us to 28 states: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Texas,  Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana,  Idaho, Washington and Oregon.

 

In addition to showing the route taken, I’m documenting where I/we parked during this journey. I/We parked at 175 different places as follows:

37 – VFW
22 – State Parks
21 – Other/Miscellaneous
16 –  Moose Club
14 – American Legion
14 – RV Parks/Campground
13 –  Thousand Trails/Affiliated RV Resort
11 – Eagles Club
8 – Friend/Relative
6 – Elks Club
4 – Casino
4 – Museum Parking Lot
4 – National Park/Monument/Seashore
3 – Wal-Mart

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the map showing the complete route taken which you may click on to see in a larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

USA 2011-13-3

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001 – 11/29/11 – Bakersfield, CA – Loyal Order Of Moose – Lodge #2178

002 – 11/30/11 – Riverside, CA – Fraternal Order Of Eagles – Airee #997

003 – 12/01/11 – Thousand Palms, CA – Thousand Trails RV Resort

004 – 12/17/11 – Slab City, CA

005 – 12/18/11 – Winterhaven, CA – Paradise Casino

006 – 12/20/11 – Yuma, Arizona – About 12 miles north on BLM land

007 – 01/03/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Paradise Casino

008 – 01/09/12 – Slab City, CA

009 – 01/16/12 – El Centro, CA – Loyal Order Of Moose – Lodge #1033

010 – 01/17/12 – Winterhaven, CA – About 8 miles west on BLM land.

011 – 01/18/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Pilot Knob RV Park

012 – 01/22/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Quechen Indian Casino

013 – 01/23/12 – Yuma, AZ – American Legion Post #19

014 – 01/24/12 – Wellton, AZ – VFW Post #6790

015 – 01/25/12 – Painted Rocks Historic Park, AZ

016 – 01/27/12 – Ajo, AZ – VFW Post #3570

017 – 01/28/12 – Organ pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ

018 – 02/02/12 – Apache Junction, AZ – Loyal Order Of Moose #2039

019 – 02/03/12 – Apache Junction, AZ – Golden Sun RV Resort

020 – 02/13/12 – Tucson, AZ – About 20 miles north at Mary’s friend’s home.

020 – 02/17/12 – Tucson, AZ – Loyal Order Of Moose #1964

021 – 02/24/12 – Nogales, AZ – VFW Post #2066

022 – 02/27/12 – Lake Patagonia, AZ – Arizona State Park

023 – 02/29/12 – Sierra Vista, AZ – VFW Post #9972

024 – 03/03/12 – Douglas, AZ – Belle Starr’s Silverado Ranch

025 – 03/06/12 – Columbus, NM – Pancho Villa State Park

026 – 03/11/12 – Deming, New Mexico – Rockhound State Park

027 – 03/21/12 – Faywood, NM – City of Rocks State Park

028 – 03/22/12 – Silver City, NM – Loyal Order Of Moose #1718

029 – 04/03/12 – Caballo, NM – Lake Caballo State Park

030 – 04/05/12 – Truth or Consequences, NM – Loyal Order Of Moose #2050

031 – 04/16/12 – Elephant Butte, NM – Elephant Butte State Park

032 – 04/17/12 – Elephant Butte, NM South Monticello Campground

033 – 04/18/12 – San Antonio, NM Owl Bar and Cafe parking lot

034 – 04/19/12 – Socorro, New Mexico Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #4017

035 – 04/21/12 – Belen, NM – Loyal Order Of Moose #1680

036 – 04/22/12 – Albuquerque, NM – Loyal Order Of Moose #2241

037 – 04/23/12 – Albuquerque, NM – VFW Post #401

038 – 05/12/12 – Casa Blanca, NM – Dancing Eagle Casino RV Park

039 – 05/14/12 – Grants, NM – VFW Post #3221

040 – 05/16/12 – Prewitt, NM – Bluewater State Park

041 – 05/20/12 – Gallup, NM – Red Rock Park Campground

042 – 05/22/12 – Window Rock, AZ – Navajo Nation Museum

043 – 05/24/12 – Chinle, AZ – Canyon de Chelly Cottonwood Campground

044 – 06/05/12 – Cortez, CO – American Legion Post #75

045 – 06/08/12 – Mesa Verde National Park, CO

046 – 06/11/12 – Durango, CO – American Legion Post #28

047 – 06/14/12 – Navajo Dam, NM – Navajo Lake State Park Cottonwood Campground

048 – 06/18/12 – Farmington, NM – Downtown Parking Lot

049 – 06/19/12 – Los Ojos, NM – Heron Lake State Park Woodland Creek Campground

050 – 07/17/12 – Los Ojos, NM – Heron Lake State Park Island View Campground

051 – 08/17/12 – Los Ojos, NM – El Vado State Park

052 – 08/23/12 – Los Ojos, NM – Heron Lake State Park Island View Campground

053 – 09/14/12 – Taos, NM –  Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #3489

054 – 09.25/12 – Los Alamos, NM – VFW Post #8872

055 – 10/03/12 – Espanola, NM – Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #3695

056 – 10/08/12 – Santa Fe, NM – Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #2811

057 – 10/13/12 – Albuquerque – NM- Sandia Casino

058 – 10/16/12 – Albuquerque, – NM – Wal-Mart parking lot

059 – 10/17/12 – Albuquerque, NM – Pisano Street across from Advantage Automotive

060 – 10/18/12 – Santa Rosa, NM – Santa Rose Lake State Park

061 – 10/25/12 – Fort Sumner, NM – Sumner Lake State Park

062 – 10/28/12 – Clovis, NM – Fraternal Order of Eagles #3245

063 – 11/01/12 – Littlefield, TX – Waylon Jennings RV Park

064 – 11/05/12 – Lubbock, TX – Fraternal Order of Eagles #4271

065 – 11;10/12 – Roscoe, TX – American Legion Post #217

066 – 11/11/12 – Sweetwater, TX – WASP Museum

067 – 11/12/12 – San Angelo, TX – VFW Post #1815

068 – 11/17/12 – Brady, TX – VFW Post #3234

069 – 11/18/12 – Kerrville, TX – VFW Post #1480

070 – 11/19/12 – Lakehills, TX – Thousand Trails Medina Lake RV Resort

071 – 12/10/12 – San Antonio, TX – Fraternal Order of Eagles #70

072 – 12/14/12 – Laredo, TX – Casa Blanca International State Park

073 – 12/16/12 – Roma, TX – VFW Post #9175

074 – 12/19/12 – Harlingen, TX – American Legion Post #205

075 – 12/20/12 – Harlingen, TX – Tropic Winds RV Resort

076 – 01/10/13 – Port Isabel, TX – Wal-Mart

077 – 01/11/13 – Brownsville, TX – VFW Post #2085

078 – 01/12/13 – Kingsville, TX – Elks Club #1926

079 – 01/17/13 – Padre Island National Seashore, TX – Malaquite Beach

080 – 01/19/13 – Rockport, TX – American Legion Post #363

081 – 01/21/13 – Port Lavaca, TX – VFW Post #4403

082 – 01/23/13 – Palacios, TX – VFW Post #2467

083 – 01/25/13 – Wadsworth, TX – Colorado River Trail Parking Area

084 – 01/26/13 – Freeport, TX – VFW Post #4341

085 – 01/27/13 – Galveston, TX – VFW Post #8248

086 – 01/31/13 – Port Arthur, TX – American Legion Post #7

087 – 02/05/13 – Sulphur, LA – American Legion Post #179

088 – 02/06/13 – Westlake, LA – Sam Houston Jones State Park

089 – 02/15/13 – Sulphur, LA – VFW Post #8107

090 – 02/16/13 – Holly Beach, LA

091 – 02/17/13 – Grand Chenier. LA – Dirty Miller’s Driveway

092 – 02/18/13 – Sweet Lake LA – Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

093 – 02/19/13 – Lake Arthur, LA – American Legion Post #403

094 – 02/23/13 – Iota, LA – side street

095 – 02/24/13 – Near Villa Platte, LA – Chicot State Park

096 – 03/01/13 – Mamou, LA – Chestnut Street

097 – 03/02/13 – Eunice, LA – Rear parking lot if fire station

098 – 03/03/13 – Duson, LA – VFW Post #9833

099 – 03/10/13 – Baker, LA – VFW Post #4224

100 – 03/18/13 – Natchez, Mississippi – Moose Lodge #1662

101 – 04/03/13 – Grand Gulf Military State Park, Mississippi

102 – 04/05/13 – Vicksburg, MS – Moose Lodge #1581

103 – 04/12/13 – Greenville, MS – VFW Post #4438

104 – 04/13/14 – Lula, MS – Delma Firmiss Hospitality Center

105 – 04/14/13 – Southaven, MS – VFW Post #10567

106 – 04/24/13 – Saulsbury, TN – Thousand Trails Cherokee Landing RV Resort

107 – 04/28/13 – Savannah, TN – Moose Lodge #1918

108 – 05/01/13 – Camden, TN – Elks Lodge #2156

109 – 05/02/13 – Clarksville, TN – VFW Post #4895

110 – 05/05/13 – Bowling Green, KY – Wal-Mart

111 – 05/06/13 – Park City, KY – Diamond Cavern Campground

112 – 05/10/13 – Bardstown, KY – Moose Lodge #2408

113 – 05/14/13 – Ashland, KY – Eagles Club #2329

114 – 05/16/13 – Point Pleasant, WV – Krobel Park

115 – 05/17/13 – Parkersburg, WV – VFW Post #1212

116 – 05/18/13 – Clarksburg, WV – VFW #573

117 – 05/18/13 – Grafton, WV – Tygart Lake State Park

118 – 05/20/13 – Winchester, VA – Moose Lodge #1283

119 – 05/23/13 – Dillsburg, PA – American legion Post #6671

120 – 05/24/13 – Lebanon, PR – Thousand Trails Hershey RV Resort

121 – 05/28/13 – Allentown, PA – American Legion #367

122 – 05/31/13 – Oakland, NJ – Elks Club #2617

123 – 06/06/13 – Danbury, CT Welcome Center

124 – 06/07/13 – Ivoryton, CT – My son’s home

125 – 07/14/13 – Sturbridge, MA – Outdoor World Campground

126 – 07/21/13 – Sudbury, MA – American Legion Post #191

127 – 07/24/13 – East Bridgewater, MA – Camping USA

128 – 07/27/13 – Rochester, MA – Gateway to Cape Cod Campground

129 – 07/29/13 – North Dartmouth, MA –  My Cousin Bob and Donna’s home

130 – 08/06/13 – Ivoryton, Connecticut – My son’s home

131 – 08/12/13 – Scotrun, PA – Outdoor World campground

132 – 08/13/13 – Clarion, PA – Moose Lodge #14

133 – 08/14/13 – Norwalk, OH – Elks Lodge #730

134 – 08/15/13 – Grossse Ile, MI – Friend’s driveway

135 – 08/16/13 – Flint, MI – VFW #3027

136 – 08/17/13 – Indian River, MI – VFW 37439

137 – 08/18/13 – St. Ignace, MI – VFW #5114

138 – 08/19/13 – Escanaba, MI – VFW Post #2899

139 – 08/20/13 – Menominee, MI – VFW Post #1887

140 – 08/21/13 – Bark River, MI – Mary’s friend’s home

141 – 08/25/13 – Iron Mountain, MI – Elks Lodge #700

142 – 08/27/13 – Iron River, MI – VFW Post #3134

143 – 08/28/13 – Hurley, WI – VFW Post #1580

144 – 08/29/13 – Ashland, WI – Kreher RV Park

145 – 08/30/13 – Superior, WI – City Park

146 – 08/31/13 – Grand Rapids, MN – Wells Fargo Bank Parking Lot

147 – 09/01/13 – Bemidji, MN – Eagles Airee #351

148 – 09/02/13 – Crookston, MN – Central Park

149 – 09/03/13 – Devils Lake, ND – Nite Owl Lounge

150 – 09/04/13 – Towner, ND – Free City Park

151 – 09/05/13 – Stanley, ND – 2nd Ave SE

152 – 09/06/13 – Culbertson, MT – Lions City Park

153 – 09/07/13 – Glasgow, MT = VFW Post #3107

154 – 09/08/13 – Malta, MT – Phillips County Museum

155 – 09/09/13 – Chinook, MT – VFW Auxiliary Post #4620

156 – 09/10/13 – Chester, MT – Chester City Park

157 – 09/11/13 – Cut Bank, MT – City Park

158 – 09/12/13 – Browning, MT – Museum of the Plains Indian

159 – 09/13/13 – West Glacier, MT – Glacier National Park

160 – 09/15/13 – Kailispell, MT – Elks Lodge #725

161 – 09/16/13 – Libby, MT – VFW Post #1504

162 –  09/17/13 – Sandpoint, ID – VFW Post #1540

163 – 09/18/13 –  Newport, WA – Thousand Trails Little Diamond RV Resort

164 – 09/19/13 – Airway Heights, WA – VFW Post #3386

165 – 09/20/13 – Coulee City, WA – City Community Park

166 – 09/21/13 – Cashmere, WA – American Legion Post #64

167 – 09/22/13 – Leavenworth, WA – Thousand Trails Leavenworth RV Resort

168 – 09/24/13 – Monroe, WA – Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort

169 – 10/02/13 – Lacey, WA – American Legion Post #94

170 – 10/04/13 – Wilsonville, OR – Moose Lodge #1598

171 – 10/05/13 – Springfield, OR – Moose Lodge #1726

172 – 10/06/13 – Medford, OR – Eagles Club #2093

173 – 10/08/13 – Redding, CA – Moose Club #1006

174 – 10/09/13 – Nicolaus, CA – Thousand Trails Lake Minden RV Resort

175 – 10/10/13 – Murphys, CA – Mary’s Home

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

USA1MU

 

 

 

 

 

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/2013/10/12/what-to-do-about-the-homeless/

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly 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 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…

DSC040481b

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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682 Days And 12,678.9 Miles* Later…

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’ll depart here later this morning.

 

 

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.

So, total mileage was 20,000+.
This entry was posted October 11, 2013…

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

USA1MU

 

 

 

 

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!

Mary did not post this date.

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 71 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…

DSC040481b

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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Four Corners, USA (GA134)

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 Mount Vernon RV Resort at Bow, Washington. I’ll depart here August 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.

 

 

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!

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

 

 

This entry was posted June 6, 2012…

After a 12 day visit to Canyon de Chelly near Chinle, Arizona, I drove the motorhome 140 miles to Cortez, Colorado yesterday.

 

 

It was the first time for me to drive the motorhome since the tragic accident ten days ago. My chest is still wrapped with the  elastic bandage and I’m still taking my pain medications. I really would have preferred a shorter trip for the first day, but this area is so remote I had to drive that far to reach this city with a population of 8,284 at an elevation of 6,200 feet. We passed through a lot of empty space yesterday.. Mary took this photo with my camera…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along the way we passed through a location known as Four Corners. This is the only place in the United States where four states intersect at one point…Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Through the magic of Google Earth, I can show you an image of what it looks like directly overhead from an elevation of 6,367 feet above the site. Since this image has due North at the top of your computer screen, you can see the four states. Like looking at a clock, 12-3 is Colorado,  3-6 is New Mexico, 6-9 is Arizona and 9-12 is Utah…

 

 

The site is maintained by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department. Here’s their official website link…
http://www.navajonationparks.org/htm/fourcorners.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Down on the ground, this is what it looks like…

 

 

 

 

 

The marker is in the center of this plaza…

 

 

 

 

 

Once there, everyone performs this ritual. Here’s Mary doing her thing. Her left arm is in New Mexico, her right arm in Arizona, her right foot in Utah and her left foot in Colorado…

 

 

 

 

 

In each quadrant there is a brass replica of each state’s seal…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The area is really remote…no electricity, no running water, no telephones…for miles. I took this photo looking North…Utah on the left, Colorado on the right…

 

 

 

 

 

40 miles later we arrived in Cortez, Colorado where we are parked at American Legion Post #75…

 

 

I expect we will be in this area for 2-3 days…seeing the sights.

 

 

 

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.

 Forecast for today is partly sunny and 73 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…

united-states-mapLACO

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…

DSC040481b

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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2011-2013 6th Circumnavigation Of The USA… Update #2 (GA54)

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 San Benito RV Resort, Paicines, California. I’ll depart from here April 19th.

 

 

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 2012-2013, 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!

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

 

 

This entry was posted March 19, 2012…

 

 

 

This Blog posting…which I will post from time-to-time…will be used to present my/our travels on this almost two-year circumnavigation of the United States…my 6th…Mary’s 2nd. During these circumnavigations, I try to travel on roads I’ve not seen before…I’m about 90% successful in that regard.

 

 

The only things I know about our potential destinations during this upcoming adventure is that I/we plan to spend a good portion of 2012 exploring the State of New Mexico. In 2013 we’re planning to attend my oldest grand-daughter’s high school graduation in June in southeastern Connecticut. Other than that…we’ll just have to find out one-day-at-a-time where our fates will send us.

 

 

The trip began from Murphys, California on November 29, 2011 with 35,956.5 miles on the motorhome odometer. In addition to showing the route taken, I intend to also document where I/we parked during this journey. My guess is that within the about next 700+ days we will park in about 250-500 different places.

 

 

 

 

Here’s the map so far which you may click on to see in a larger view…

#        Date          Location

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

 

 

 

001 – 11/29/11 – Bakersfield, CA – Loyal Order Of Moose – Lodge #2178

002 – 11/30/11 – Riverside, CA – Fraternal Order Of Eagles – Airee #997

003 – 12/01/11 – Thousand Palms, CA – Thousand Trails RV Resort

004 – 12/17/11 – Slab City, CA

005 – 12/18/11 – Winterhaven, CA – Paradise Casino

006 – 12/20/11 – Yuma, Arizona – About 12 miles north on BLM land

007 – 01/03/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Paradise Casino

008 – 01/09/12 – Slab City, CA

009 – 01/16/12 – El Centro, CA – Loyal Order Of Moose – Lodge #1033

010 – 01/17/12 – Winterhaven, CA – About 8 miles west on BLM land.

011 – 01/18/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Pilot Knob RV Park

012 – 01/22/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Quechen Indian Casino

013 – 01/23/12 – Yuma, AZ – American Legion Post #19

014 – 01/24/12 – Wellton, AZ – VFW Post #6790

015 – 01/25/12 – Painted Rocks Historic Park, AZ

016 – 01/27/12 – Ajo, AZ – VFW Post #3570

017 – 01/28/12 – Organ pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ

018 – 02/02/12 – Apache Junction, AZ – Loyal Order Of Moose #2039

019 – 02/03/12 – Apache Junction, AZ – Golden Sun RV Resort

020 – 02/13/12 – Tucson, AZ – About 20 miles north at Mary’s friend’s home.

020 – 02/17/12 – Tucson, AZ – Loyal Order Of Moose #1964

021 – 02/24/12 – Nogales, AZ – VFW Post #2066

022 – 02/27/12 – Lake Patagonia, AZ – Arizona State Park

023 – 02/29/12 – Sierra Vista, AZ – VFW Post #9972

024 – 03/03/12 – Douglas, AZ – Belle Starr’s Silverado Ranch

025 – 03/06/12 – Columbus, NM – Pancho Villa State Park

026 – 03/11/12 – Deming, New Mexico – Rockhound State Park

 

 

 

 

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/2012/03/19/beautiful-white-stuff/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE INFO.

 Yesterday was mostly cloudy and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy with a shower and 62 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…

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

2

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…

DSC040481b

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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2011-2013 – 6th Circumnavigation Of The USA…

This Blog posting…which I will post from time-to-time…will be used to present my/our travels on this almost two-year circumnavigation of the United States…my 6th. During these circumnavigations, I try to travel on roads I’ve not seen before…I’m about 90% successful in that regard.

The only things I know about our potential destinations during this upcoming adventure is that I/we plan to spend a good portion of 2012 exploring the State of New Mexico. In 2013 we’re planning to attend my oldest grand-daughter’s high school graduation in June in southeastern Connecticut. Other than that…we’ll just have to find out one-day-at-a-time where our fates will send us.

The trip began from Murphys, California on November 29, 2011 with 35,956.5 miles on the motorhome odometer. In addition to showing the route taken, I intend to also document where I/we parked during this journey. My guess is that within the about next 700+ days we will park in about 250+ different places. Here’s the map so far which you may click on to see in a larger view…

#        Date          Location

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

001 – 11/29/11 – Bakersfield, CA – Loyal Order Of Moose – Lodge #2178

002 – 11/30/11 – Riverside, CA – Fraternal Order Of Eagles – Airee #997

003 – 12/01/11 – Thousand Palms, CA – Thousand Trails RV Resort

004 – 12/17/11 – Slab City, CA

005 – 12/18/11 – Winterhaven, CA – Paradise Casino

006 – 12/20/11 – Yuma, Arizona – about 12 miles north on BLM land

007 – 01/03/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Paradise Casino

008 – 01/09/12 – Slab City, CA

009 – 01/16/12 – El Centro, CA – Loyal Order Of Moose – Lodge #1033

010 – 01/17/12 – Winterhaven, CA – about 8 miles west on BLM land.

011 – 01/18/12 – Winterhaven, CA – Pilot Knob RV Park

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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