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Old Timer…

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.
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I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Shady Acres RV Park in Yuma, Arizona. I may be here until March 4th.

 

 

Aging is an interesting experience…

 

Now that I recently passed the average life expectancy of a white male in the United States of 77.8 years, I guess I’m a genuine old timer!

 

I’m finding each day beyond that time really interesting. Knowing that any moment I might be gone has increased my awareness of my surroundings and what I happen to be doing. It’s an experience I’m thoroughly enjoying and given the opportunity of going back to an earlier age, I would decline. I find myself extremely happy at my current age.

 

A couple of days ago I stumbled upon this video by Willie Nelson entitled Old Timer. Is there anyone that doesn’t enjoy the music of Wiilie Nelson? The lyrics of this pretty song are intriguing to me.

 

I really enjoyed it and hope you will as well…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the way, Willie is currently 85 years old and still on the road doing concerts. He’s lived quite the life!

 

Hmmm… now that I think about it so have I!  Like Willie, I’m still on the road doing my thing!  🙂

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the video.

 

Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 58 degrees.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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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 -2018

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The Saddest Thing About Growing Older…

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.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Conner, Washington. I’ll depart here September 10th..

 

is losing all your friends.

 

Two days ago, I found out my good friend Colorado passed away about two weeks ago. He was found by a neighbor sitting in his chair alongside his motorhome. I spoke with him by phone only about a month ago and he mentioned no particular problems.

 

Although I had only known him two years, he had become my primary hang around with buddy in Yuma.

 

Here’s a link to a blog posting I wrote about him in 2017…

 

 

He was 77 years old. Same age as myself. Hmmm…

 

Rest in peace, amigo! I’ll miss you.  😦

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 66 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of 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 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 -2018

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Thousand Trails Lake Medina RV Resort – Lakehills, Texas Day 8 (GA309)

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

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Acton, California. I’m scheduled to depart here April 3rd.

 

 

 

 

 

This entry was posted November 27, 2012

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues. She had successful carotid artery surgery on Wednesday, November 14th,  returned home the following day and is in the process of recuperation.

 

 

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

 

 

Three days ago I took the Bronco and drove the about 20 miles back to Bandera, Texas. I say back to, because I drove through Bandera on the way to my current parking spot at Thousand Trails with the motorhome, but did not stop.

 

 

Bandera calls itself…The Cowboy Capital of the World. You can read about Bandera by clicking this link…
http://www.banderacowboycapital.com/index.cfm

 

 

Since I’ll be at Thousand Trails for another about two weeks and all I have to show from there are deer photos, I’m going to stretch out the photos I took in Bandera over three days.

 

 

For this third day, some photos of Arkey’s Silver Dollar Saloon. It’s one of Texas’s last remaining true honky-tonks. It’s been there since the 1930’s and reputedly every old Country and Western music singer including, Hank Williams, Sr, and Willie Nelson among many others has played there. I was there from about 2-2:30 PM on a Saturday afternoon.. Here are some of the photos that I took…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

The bar is located in the cellar of the Bandera General Store and entered by a single door on the left of the building…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying old Cowboy honky-tonks is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

In other news…

The May 27th accident occurred six months ago today. Mary is at her home in California dealing with some after-effects of the accident. As for myself, about one month ago I was finally able to no longer wear my elastic chest bandage, stop taking my medication and stop icing my chest twice a day. My right rib cage area remains slightly swollen and still tender to the touch. I also have a minor, but constant, burning sensation in that area. Some days it’s worse than others. I’m not sure how long this burning sensation will remain, but considering how badly some other passengers were injured, I’m thankful that it’s all I have to deal with.

 

 

If you missed the Blog entry about the accident, you can read about it by clicking the below link. If you want to read the full story you will need to read the following several days entries by going back into the archives…
http://wp.me/pDCku-4Eh

 

 

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/

 

 

 

 

 

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 75 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

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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 -2018

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Kerrville, Texas (GA301)

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

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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Acton, California. I’m scheduled to depart here April 3rd.

 

 

 

 

 

This entry was posted November 19, 2012

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues. She had successful carotid artery surgery last Wednesday, returned home Thursday and is in the process of recuperation.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 100 miles from Brady to Kerrville, Texas.

 

 

The motorhome is parked at VFW Post #1480. 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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, I like to show the view from the dinette window…

 

 

I had hope to visit the Museum of Western Art while here. However I found out they are closed on Sunday (yesterday) and Monday (today), plus they do not allow photography. So much for that visit.

 

 

Yesterday about 5:00 PM I went into the VFW Post to say hello to the locals. The barmaid looked like she had lost something and did not come over to wait on me for the about 10 minutes I sat there. The place was really smokey and noisy as everyone else was involved in watching the Sunday afternoon football game on TV. I went back to the motorhome and continued reading the really thick book I bought on the life of Willie Nelson. So much for my visit to Kerrville, Texas. Such is life!

 

 

Enjoying lots of good books is another joy in the life of the full-time 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/

 

 

 

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 and video.

Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 59 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

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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 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

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

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

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Willie Nelson Or Merle Haggard????

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 the Paradise Casino in Yuma, Arizona. I was expecting to leave here recently, but I’ve changed my mind. I currently have reservations at Thousand Trails in Palm Desert, California, February 13th. Between now and then???? For the moment I remain in Yuma.

 

 

I just love the ability to change plans at a moments notice. As I tell everyone…All my plans are firmly etched in Jello!

 

 

Today’s subject: Willie Nelson or Merle Haggard????

 

 

My favorite hangout here in Yuma is American Legion Post #19 where I get to visit with ex-military friends. About one month ago I met a guy who everyone calls Colorado. I still do not know his real name. As we became better friends, I remarked to him on one side of his face he looks like Willie Nelson and on the other side of his face, Merle Haggard. He consented to let me take his photo(s) yesterday.

 

Considering it has been many years since I’ve done portrait-type photography, plus no studio lights, plus shooting outside mid-day (the worst time to do photography), I think they turned out just fine.

 

So, what do you think? Is it Willie Nelson ir Merle Haggard?

 

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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Bonus photo: This guy flew right over my motorhome about 6 PM last evening…

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 77 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 76 degrees.

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

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

yuma

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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My New Cell Phone…

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Resort in Seaview, Washington. My scheduled departure date is June 17th.

Mary is at home tending to personal matters…home maintenance, family, friends, rentals, etc.. She is now scheduled to meet me July 29th in Bellingham, Washington.

I have a new cell phone. So what? I change mine every month!…you say. Big deal! In my humble opinion, an event that has not happened in eight years deserves a Blog posting.

Well, I’m an old guy and tend to take care of my possessions and they last a long time. The below photo shows my old LG VX8300 (left) now in its eighth year of service. My new LG VN360 also known as Exalt is shown on the right. I’ve put them side-by-side so the physical size difference can be seen. The Exalt has a 3″ screen…the largest available in a flip phone…

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 below photo shows them side-by-side in their protective cases…

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My new LG was waiting for me when I arrived at my current location three days ago. I’ve spent the last couple of days becoming familiar with it, using the 119 page online manual.

They old phone was working just fine except my second battery was showing signs of getting tired…getting old…just like me. So I decided to upgrade and while I was doing it, might as well as opt for a larger keypad and screen.

Being an old guy all I want my phone to do is make phone calls. Mine does not need to sing and dance! Some of thing newer technology is interesting. I’m particularly enjoying the voice commands. Instead of having to scroll through dozens of contacts to find the desired recipient of my call…I NOW SIMPLY FLIP OPEN THE PHONE AND SAY…”CALL WILLIE NELSON”…AND IT AUTOMATICALLY MAKES THE CALL. (Actually, that’s just an example…I don’t really have Willie’s phone number.  🙂 ) The larger keys and screen makes it easier to text with my grand-kids, so that makes life more enjoyable.

In addition, I got it for free from Verizon…such a deal! Like my good friend Ted Price says…”Free is good!”

You can read all about the LG Exalt by clicking this link…http://www.lg.com/us/cell-phones/lg-VN360-exalt

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day at 62 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 63 degrees.

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

The red dot on the below map shows our 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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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/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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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