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Woodland, Washington To Hillsboro, Oregon

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

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 55 miles from Woodland, Washington to Hillsboro, Oregon.

 

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that I have been dealing with an intermittent low power problem. Unfortunately, it is still not giving any codes for the computer scanner to offer any clues of what might be the problem. With no codes, I’ve only been able to start replacing likely parts. After almost three years of frustration, I’ve decided to take it to a Workhorse Chassis Center for a second visit.

 

I’ve been here in the past. The RV Technician “Red” really impressed me with his abilities.

 

So, I have an 8 AM appointment with Red this morning. I’m hoping with his advanced skills and equipment, He’ll be able to figure out the cause of my low power problem which is becoming more frequent..

 

I arrived yesterday afternoon. I’m parked at the back of the shop where I have an electrical hookup…

 

 

 

 

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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My new dinette window view…

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Depending on the work to be done after this morning’s analysis, I could be here one or several days.

 

Interesting side note from my visit in 2015…This was a first for me…spending a night in a car dealership. For security reasons, they kept the large lot greatly lit all night. It was like being parked in the middle of Yankee Stadium during a night game.  🙂

 

 

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Forecast for today is cloudy 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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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In The Shop…

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 Bruce Chevrolet (a Workhorse Chassis Service Center) in Hillsboro, Oregon. I expect to depart today.

 

In yesterday’s blog I described arriving here to hopefully discover what is behind my intermittent low power that has been frustrating me for the last 2.5 years.

 

“Red” is an RV tech with 35+ years of experience working on motorhomes and has all the fancy equipment to assist him in his labors. In most shops, they require you to wait in the waiting room while the tech does his work. Red allowed me to stay in the motorhome and read my book while he was working. He also allowed me to peek over his shoulder and explain the readouts on his fancy diagnostic equipment. I read while he worked and tried to not pester him.

 

Here’s a photo of his work area as taken from my kitchen window…

 

 

 

 

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 engine is accessed either through this doghouse opening between the two front seats or from beneath the vehicle…

 

 

 

 

I’ve long suspected that my intermittent low power problem was associated with a poor electrical connection(s). Being intermittent makes them extremely difficult to find. Red found three questionable ground wires which he thoroughly cleaned and reconnected. The critical engine ground had a wrong size bolt and might have been the culprit. He replaced it with a new one. While under the engine he discovered my starter cable was corroded and insulation burnt from the manifold pipe..

I asked him to repair it in order to preclude future problems in that area. He cut off the defective end and put on a new connector…

 

He also did and oil change with new filter and lubed the chassis.

 

The next item he discovered was my spark plug wires are burnt from excessive heat. When replacing them last summer I elected to go with a 10mm wire instead of the original 7mm. The spark plug boots were to large for the then installed metal heat shields. I was led to believe the High Heat Resistance wire that I ordered was adequate to the chore. I now know that I should have used an additional thermal heat sock. The company I bought them from just happens to be only 25 miles from my current location. I got a text message from them late in the day yesterday. I’m expecting a phone call from them at 8 AM this morning. The results of that call will determine weather I leave here today or not. I’ll let you know what happened in tomorrow’s blog posting.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Forecast for today is cloudy 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

united-states-mapHILLS

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 -2018

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Gold Hill To Hillsboro, Oregon

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

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 275 miles from Gold Hill to Hillsboro, Oregon.

 

I don’t really care to drive that many miles a day anymore. The weather was nice and I was feeling really good. Most of the drive was on Interstate Highway 5.

 

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that I have been dealing with an intermittent low power problem. Unfortunately, it is not giving any codes for the computer scanner to offer any clues of what might be the problem. With no codes, I’ve only been able to start replacing likely parts. After 2.5 years of frustration, I’ve decided to take it to a Workhorse Chassis Center.

 

I was last in this area in 2015 when I was having an electrical problem and ended up at Bruce Chevrolet in Hillsboro, Oregon. The RV Technician “Red” really impressed me with his abilities and how quickly he fixed that problem.

 

So, I have an 8 AM appointment with Red tomorrow. I’m hoping with his advanced skills and equipment, He’ll be able to figure out the cause of my low power problem.

 

I arrived yesterday afternoon. I’m parked at the back of the shop where I have an electrical hookup so that I can run my air conditioner to fight off the 88 degrees temperature…

 

 

 

 

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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My new dinette window view…

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I’m hoping to be back on the road by Monday afternoon.

 

Fortunately, there is a very friendly Eagles Club just a couple of miles from here which I’ll visit while I;m waiting for Monday morning.

 

Interesting side note from my visit in 2015…This was a first for me…spending a night in a car dealership. For security reasons, they kept the large lot greatly lit all night. It was like being parked in the middle of Yankee Stadium during a night game.  🙂

 

 

 

 

DSC07673

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Forecast for today is sunny and 88 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…

 

 

 

united-states-mapHILLS

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 -2018

 

 

 

 

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I’ll Be Making Some Adjustments… (GA89)

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 VFW Post #9650 in Anderson, California. I’ll depart here May 30th.

 

 

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 April 23, 2012…

 

 

 

hopefully later today.

 

 

I arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico yesterday on a Sunday morning at 10:00 hoping for light traffic. The below map from the visitors center shows that Albuquerque has two intersecting Interstate Highways forming, more or less, a big plus (+) sign in the middle of the city. I-25 running North to South and I-40 running East to West…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I must admit I was truly surprised at how much traffic there was on a Sunday morning. Sure glad I didn’t decide to come in on a weekday!

 

 

 

 

 

I settled in at Moose Lodge #2241 shown as #1 on the map….

 

 

 

 

 

This is the view out of the dinette window…not bad for a large city…

 

 

 

 

 

It was difficult to find a relatively flat piece of ground in the sloping grade of the parking lot. The reason I chose this location is because it is very near to the only Workhorse Chassis (the kind on the motorhome) repair facility in the area. You might remember a couple of weeks ago when I entered Truth or Consequences that the ABS light came on…

 

 

I stopped at the local Chevrolet dealership there…but their three different diagnostic scanners would not communicate with the Workhorse Chassis. Hence my current appointment at the only Workhorse Chassis repair facility in the Albuquerque area at 9:00 AM this morning. Hopefully by noon the ABS light situation will be rectified and the Anti-Locking Brake System will be working properly.

 

 

 

 

 

So…what adjustments am I talking about. If you look at the above Moose parking lot photo once again…

 

 

On the far right side of the building you can see a sound barrier wall. Directly on the other side of the wall is eight lanes of a very busy Interstate Highway 40. The sound barrier wall really doesn’t work. The parking lot is VERY NOISY FROM THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT! Get the picture? Trying to get some sleep last night was a real nightmare! Pun intended! It’s interesting to note that on the left side of the above building…just on the other side of those trees…is a KOA Campground where folks are paying $46 a night and listening to the same noise I had last night.

 

 

 

 

 

So, what to do? Yesterday I took the Bronco and did some scouting of the area. One of the places I went to is VFW Post #401 shown as point #2 on the map…

 

 

It’s located very near the airport where I’m scheduled to meet Mary one week from tomorrow. It’s situated in an industrial complex with a locked gate at night and quite quiet for being in a large city. Once the ABS light is fixed…hopefully today…I’ll be moving over to the VFW Post. The Commander there said there’s no problem with a long-term stay.

 

 

The only potential glitch with moving today is the Workhorse Chassis repair facility might not have the parts to affect the repair. If that’s the case…I’ll play it all by ear.

 

 

A few days ago when I was camped at South Monticello Campground on Elephant Butte Lake…I mentioned that the quiet there was almost deafening and that I would be wishing I had some of that quiet here in Albuquerque. I was so right!

 

 

 

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/2012/04/23/a-better-burger/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was sunny and 91 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 94 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…

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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Moose Club #1726 – Springfield, Oregon

First thing yesterday morning was a lube and oil change for the motorhome at the workhorse chassis dealer in Cornelius, Oregon.

Then I drove the motorhome the 150 miles to Springfield, Oregon where we parked behind Moose Lodge #1726. Just a quiet overnight resting place before departing 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…

Our parking spot…

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And the usual dinette window photo…

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

With regards to my upcoming cataract surgery..my pre-op exam and consultation is set for September 29 at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California…surgery is scheduled for October 9th.

Yesterday was a cloudy day at 76 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy and 81 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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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

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

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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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Allentown, Pennsylvania – Day 2

The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #367 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Uncertain of our plans at this moment…we may stay another day.

Yesterday morning, because our coach batteries were getting low, I turned on the motorhome engine to charge them. Shortly thereafter, the Check Engine Light came on…Grrr!

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…

Have I ever told you the road of life is a dusty one?…

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So, off we went to a local Workhorse Chassis repair shop…

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Where they went to work on the problem. Three hours and slightly less than $300 we were on our way back to American Legion Post #367. Considering we’ve had the motorhome for almost four years and 25,000 miles…this is the first time it needed any attention. Not bad…

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After parking the motorhome we took the Bronco and went to town, First stop was the apartment that I lived in 36 years ago. I lived in the lower unit…

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I went back into my 1977 pictures file to pull this photo of me in front of my apartment half my lifetime ago. What a difference 36 years makes! Where have the years gone?…

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Then to the church where the Liberty Bell was hidden September 1777 to August 1778. You can read about this event by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Bell_Museum

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Mary rings the Liberty Bell with a rubber mallet…

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The Docent allowed me into the sanctuary…

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On the way home we passed these row houses which are plentiful in this area…

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This morning at 5:30 AM I took the below two photos. Portent for the next coming three days where the forecast is for 90, 91, and 90 degrees. The Weather Wimp is what Mary calls me and I hereby declare…YUK, YUK and YUK!!!

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And we are still more than three weeks away from the official start of Summer!

Enjoying interesting museums is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

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

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures 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 have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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