Different Kind Of Mary

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 Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’ll depart here July 5th.



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 May 7, 2012…





for me as far as being a tourist in Albuquerque, New Mexico is concerned.






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 motorhome is still parked at the VFW Post #401 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.



We took the Bronco and headed out. First stop was at the National Hispanic Cultural Center where the previous evening we saw a very entertaining Nocho de Oro…Night of Gold performance. Yesterday morning’s visit to their Art Museum was to me very disappointing. First of all, no photography was allowed and secondly there wasn’t anything there worth taking a picture of. Have I finally seen too many Hispanic artifacts?



Second visit was to their Mundos De Mestizaje: A vision of History through Fresco by Francisco Vigil. According to their brochure…



He spent close to a decade on this monumental 4,000 square foot work. Over 3,000 years of Hispanic history are depicted  in the broadest sense, from Europe to Mesoamerica and into the American southwest, illustrating the complexities and diversity of the Hispanic experience.



I realize that I am not very sophisticated when it comes to Art and I found his work almost too complicated to enjoy. Also you have to look straight up over your head to see his work…within about 15 seconds I had a sore neck! There are no windows or lights in the building…the only illumination inside comes from a rather small opening in the ceiling and even with a brilliant sunny day…the lighting was poor. Once again…no photography allowed. Boo on them! Here’s their website link to this Fresco…







Then it was on to Old Town. The church and plaza both were rather uninspiring…



















The only other thing(s) there are 150 gift stores and galleries…get the picture? This place screams TOURIST! However one shop had some interesting hot sauces…




They actually had Marie Sharp’s from Belize which both Mary and I really like…at somewhat exorbitant prices. We bought two bottles anyways.






This place is now a restaurant and art gallery…get the picture???




We decided to try to salvage the day by driving along the old (pre-1937) Route 66 looking for old buildings. Nope…nothing of any significance to be found.



Oh well…if every day I wrote up stunning reports of our travels…you wouldn’t believe me any more. One thing you can be sure of…is when you read one of my Blog entries…you are getting the truth! At least in my humble opinion.



Like the old saying…”Some days are diamonds and some days are dust”…fortunately for us about 99 out of 100 days are diamonds!











 Yesterday was partly sunny and 63 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 74 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


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…


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.


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/

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