the beach here at the park Isn't very busy for a weekend.
I went into town today and bought a piece of metal from the hardware store to make a bracket to hold the camera that watches over the little Beta 250 while it's hanging on the back of the Arctic Fox. But I need to bend this piece of metal which is going to require a vice to hold it which I don't have, so my project may be on hold until I get back to Denver.
I also got some fuel while I was in town at $3.19 a gallon which seems to me awfully expensive for a country that's swimming in oil. I know, I know, world market, OPEC, $68 a barrel, yada yada, but these American oil companies lease public land from us, the American citizen, to drill on and you would think the least they could do would be to sell it back to us at a reasonable price, but for some strange reason it doesn't seem to work that way.
Don't the citizens of Alaska get a check every year from the government with money that's paid by the oil companies? Why doesn't every American citizen get that. The oil companies make hundreds of billions of dollars in profit every year basically selling us our own oil...I think we need to renegotiate their leases.
this is the Walmart parking lot in Truth or Consequences New Mexico showing the solar panels covering most of the parking lot