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Please Consider This…

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

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The motorhome is parked in Murphys, California. I’m now at Mary’s home and am scheduled to depart November 28th. While here, I’ll do cleaning, routine maintenance and minor repairs to both vehicles.

 

 

Today’s Subject…Wikipedia…

 

If you are regular follower of my Blog postings, you know that I use Wikipedia links A LOT to embellish the subject matter being presented. It’s neat to have a world of knowledge at your finger-tips. If you have not used Wikipedia…try it, you’ll Like it!

 

I just made my donation!

 

If you enjoy the Wikipedia links I provide in my blog postings…please consider a donation!

See the Wikipedia link below about Murphys, California…my current location is rich in history.

 

Click the below link for more info…
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate

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To read all about Murphys, click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphys,_California

 

 

 

 

Yesterday was mostly sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 72 degrees.

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

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

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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Thousand Trails Medina Lake RV Resort, Lakehill, Texas – Day 14

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical and personal business issues. She has made her airline reservations to join me at Harlingen, Texas on January 3, 2013.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails about 40 miles west of San Antonio.

If you are a regular follower on my Blog, you know that I make frequent use of Wikipedia links to supplement information about a daily topic. I’ve already made my donation. I hope you will consider doing the same by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Now, how about some more deer photos that I’ve taken here at Thousand Trails Medina Lake RV Resort in Lakehills, Texas…

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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Enjoying beautiful animals in nature is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

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

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

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 2012
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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Please Consider This…

If you are regular follower of my Blog postings, you know that I use Wikipedia links frequently to embellish the subject matter being presented. It’s neat to have a world of knowledge at your finger-tips. If you have not used Wikipedia…try it, you’ll Like it!

I just made my donation!

Click the below link for more info…
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate

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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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Please Consider This…

Jim says:

If you are regular follower of my Blog postings, you know that I use Wikipedia links frequently to embellish the subject matter being presented. It’s neat to have a world of knowledge at your finger-tips. If you have not used Wikipedia…try it, you’ll Like it!

Click the below link for more info…
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
My three books may be purchased at http://www.lulu.com
Just enter Jim Jaillet in the search box.

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CLARK CLEMENT MOORE AND MAJOR HENRY LIVINGSTON JR.

Yesterday, when I spoke of the Christmas card with the poem, “T’was The Night Before Christmas”, I deliberately didn’t put the author of that poem as Clark Clement Moore, even though I’m ancestrally related to him. He was a sour, difficult,  and mean spirited man and there is evidence to suggest he was not the author. His peer, Major Henry Livingston Jr., related to Moore’s wife, is more likely the author. I read a comprehensive article some years back  about the investigation into the true author of the poem and came away convinced it was Livingston’s name that belongs next to this poem. Just for the heck of it, I looked it up on Wikipedia and I was amazed to see Wikipedia has a briefer version of the debate. You may look it up if you’d like at this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Visit_from_St._Nicholas

The poem has had major influence over the magical games we play at Christmas with our young children. It has, in essence, given definition to the gift giving, charitable figure that left presents for children in their socks or shoes over the centuries in many cultures. The actual title of the poem is “A Visit From St. Nicholas.”  St. Nicolas was a real person with a history of his own that represents the charitable side of man’s nature, mostly lacking during centuries of hungrier times.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas
There are cards that depict St. Nicholas, with his flowing beard, walking with a staff, with his pockets overflowing with presents. I couldn’t find the one I had in mind. But with that poem we metamorphosed St. Nicholas into the jolly red suited fat man we know as Santa Claus. And, even he has changed over the years.

From an old fashioned guy like this one…

To a slimmer, hardworking guy like this one. Its all fun.,
Wikipedia, by the way, is a free service. A very valuable one in my opinion. They are stressed for operating cash and are looking for donations. If you can send them a fiver once a year,  we can hope they will always remain free. There isn’t very much that is truly free these days.
Cheers!

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Lovelock, Nevada

Jim says:

Yesterday was another 300 mile driving day for us with Mary and I each driving about 150 miles. We spent the night in a large vacant commercial lot in the center of this town with about a 2,000 population at elevation 3,967 feet.
Here are three photos I took along the way…(I gotta clean the bugs off of our windshield soon…again!)
In the first photo, you get to see something I’ve never seen in all my years of travel…a state line painted on a city street. The casinos are built right on this state line on the Nevada side and most of their parking lots are in Utah! The Pacific Time Zone also starts on the Nevada side of the line.
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Today we expect to arrive in Reno, Nevada which is only about 100 miles from Lovelock.

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Our progress to Lovelock, Nevada.

If you are curious how Lovelock, Nevada got its name, click this Wikipedia informational link…(and find out O.J. Simpson lives nearby!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovelock,_Nevada

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010 My three books may be purchased at http://www.lulu.com Just enter Jim Jaillet in the search box.

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