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McCleary, 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 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 15 miles from Southworth to Bremerton, Washington. I’ll depart this Friday.

 

Upon arrival I parked at VFW Post #239…

 

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 usual dinette photo…

 

 

 

 

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(Note: I’m currently a little discombobulated right now. My normal mode is to blog what I experienced yesterday. Right now, I’m several blogs behind my experiences. I expect to be back in my normal mode within a couple of weeks.)

 

Last Thursday I spent the night in McCleary, Washington…a small town which you can read all about by clicking this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCleary,_Washington

 

I parked adjacent to VFW Post #5564…

 

 

 

 

 

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It rained during the afternoon and night. Around midnight I took the next two photos from my bedroom window which created two neat abstracts…

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Before leaving the next morning, I took a walk. In an adjacent park were two old-timers behind chain-link fencing to protect them from weather and the populace…

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This is the center of the town…

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A short distance away is the Simpson Lumber Company processing plant…

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And a little further, the Old McCleary Hotel which you can read about by clicking this link…

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMK705_Old_McCleary_Hotel_McCleary_Washington

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After a peaceful night stay, I was once again on my way.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 70 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy with a shower and 70 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 2016

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VA Medical Mobile Unit – Aberdeen, 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 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Moose Lodge #1684 in Shelton, Washington. I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

(Note: I’m currently a little discombobulated right now. My normal mode is to blog what I experienced yesterday. Right now, I’m several blogs behind my experiences. I expect to be back in my normal mode within a couple of weeks.)

 

 

During my recent visit to VFW Post #224 in Aberdeen, Washington, I was surprised to see a Veterans Administration Mobile Medical Unit in their parking lot. I had never seen one before and did not know of their existence…

 

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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They are made on a Prevost chassis, a top-of-the-line manufacturer that provides tour buses for on-the-road wealthy entertainers…

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I was able to find out little online about these MMU’s as they are called. There appears to be in excess of 75 of them in the United States serving Veterans whom live in rural areas. The one downside to being a Veteran living in a rural area…if you need major medical assistance…you usually have to drive many miles to a major city location.

 

Here’s a smattering of what I found online about these MMU’s…

*The mobile Vet centers will increase access to readjustment counseling services for Veterans and their families in rural and underserved communities across the country.

*These vehicles will be used in destinations across the continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

*These customized vehicles – which are equipped with confidential counseling space and a state of the art communication package—travel to communities to extend VA’s reach to Veterans, service members and their families, especially those living in rural or remote communities.

*The vehicles also serve as part of the VA emergency response program.

*Mobile Vet units are equipped as “offices on wheels,” with the capacity to provide emergency support for natural disasters. Each motor coach houses a satellite dish that connects to communications and audio-visual equipment, six phone lines, a fax line, notebook computers, four encrypted computer lines and a wireless network.

*In fiscal year 2011, Mobile Vet Centers participated in more than 3,600 federal, state and locally sponsored Veteran-related events.

Since it was lunch time, I didn’t get to see the inside of this unit. But, I was glad to see it there servicing the needs of local Veterans.

Donald Trump is advocating a major change in the Veterans medical system. Instead of traveling to major cities for major medical needs…a Vet would be able to get major medical assistance at the nearest appropriate facility. Being a Veteran, I would very like to see that change happen.

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 

 

Yesterday was cloudy/rainy and 65 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy with a shower and 68 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-mapSHEL

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 2016

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A Look Around Aberdeen, 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 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 25 miles from Montesano to McCleary, Washington.

 

The motorhome is parked at VFW Post #5564 in McCleary, Washington. I’ll depart later this morning.

 

 

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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The usual dinette window photo…

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Before I tell about my McCleary visit in a couple of days, I’ll be finishing up the blogs about my visit to Aberdeen. Today will be the last blog about Aberdeen. I really enjoyed my four-day visit and the friendly folks there. These photo are the remaining photos that I took in Aberdeen and not used in previous blogs…
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To see the remaining 38 photos that I took, click the below photo…

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was cloudy/rainy and 65 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy with a shower and 68 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-mapABER

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 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 2016

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Alley Art – Aberdeen, 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.
My RVing lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 13 miles from Aberdeen to Montesano, Washington.

After stopping to visit the VFW Post in town, I parked at VFW Post #2245 Memorial Park about one mile south of town….
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 usual dinette photo…

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Before I tell about my Montesano visit in a couple of days, I’ll be finishing up the blogs about my visit to Aberdeen. Today I want to show you some alley art from Aberdeen.

I’ve marked the location of the alley in red. The V is the VFW where I parked while in Aberdeen…
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Here are some of the photos I took in the alley…
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To see the other 30 photos that I took, click on the below photo…

 

 

 

 

Alley Art – Aberdeen, Washington

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was mostly sunny and 74 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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

united-states-mapABER

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 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 2016

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Grays Harbor Historical Seaport – Aberdeen, 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.
My RVing lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at VFW Post #224 in Aberdeen, Washington. I’ll depart here next Wednesday. Happy July 4th!

A local told me that during World War II, only two places were off-limits to military personnel, San Francisco, California and Aberdeen, Washington.

To read the interesting history about Aberdeen, click this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberdeen,_Washington

Aberdeen is located at the eastern end of Grays Harbor as seen in the below Google earth image. The V marks the VFW…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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Aberdeen is also home to the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, home to two tall ships…the Hawaiian Chieftan and the Lady Washington which is the closest vessel. I went there yesterday…
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To see the other 76 photos I took, click the below photo…

 

 

 

To see their website, click this link…
I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was mostly sunny and 67 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy with a shower and 64 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-mapABER

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 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 2016

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Founders’ Day Parade – Aberdeen, 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.
My RVing lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 22 miles from Ocean City to Aberdeen, Washington.

 

A local told me that during World War II, only two places were off-limits to military personnel, San Francisco, California and Aberdeen, Washington.

 

To read the interesting history about Aberdeen, click this link…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberdeen,_Washington

Aberdeen is located at the eastern end of Grays Harbor as seen in the below Google earth image. The V marks the VFW…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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Upon arrival, I parked the motorhome behind VFW Post #224…
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Here’s the usual dinette window photo….
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I visited Aberdeen last week, stopped by the VFW and got recruited to march in the Founders’ Day Parade. Here’s the parade poster…
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At 8:30 Am, I went inside the VFW post and had breakfast. At number of the other volunteer marchers were doing the same. 48 Killed In Action (KIA) banners had been removed from the wall so they could be carried in the parade…
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Since I was a stranger in town, Jim Daley, a 10 year past commander of the post and a 22 year U.S. Marine Veteran drove me over to the parade beginning location…
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The next few photos show other early arrivals…
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Finally other VFW folks started arriving. The posters were passed around. This is the one I carried…
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The is Jim Daley’s car which was in the parade. Jim stand by the driver’s door…
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A number of young folks carried banners…
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A few more minutes to go…
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A future Marine carried a banner…
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Gold Star Mothers Shelly and Sally (and others) carried banners of their KIA sons…
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The parade was led by the Police Swatmobile donated to the city as Army surplus…
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Just about ready to start. The banner carriers were at the head of the parade directly behind the Honor Guard…
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Here we go…
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The parade was about 3/4 mile long. The people clapped, cheered and yelled “Thank You”. At mid-point we stopped at the reviewing stand where a lady announced about the KIA banners. Taps was played on a bugle and I found myself close to tears…
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At the end of the parade the banners were collected…
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The back of a VFW Post #224 jacket…
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Lots more parade to come, but by that time I had to pee so bad I beat feet back to the VFW Post…
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I thank the friendly folks from VFW Post #224 for inviting me to join their parade. It was the first parade I had ever had the opportunity to march in and found it to be a very satisfying and emotional experience. I’m planning to depart Aberdeen next Wednesday.
I hope you enjoyed the photos!

 Yesterday was mostly cloudy and 65 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 67 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-mapABER

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 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 2016

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