I got out of bed before sunrise this morning and wandered around in my pajamas trying to get a picture of something interesting, but all I could get was this picture.
Despite the crowds of RVs here, I had a peaceful night's sleep last night and wasn't at all disturbed by any generators running in my vicinity.
There's a major train track on the other side of the highway from me which would make it about 1/4 of a mile away, and looong trains go by every few hours, but I don't find them disturbing at all. But, of course, that could be attributed to my continued loss of hearing rather than the silence of the modern freight train.
But the reason I mention that is when I leave here heading for Tucson, which is only about 230 miles away, it brought back memories of my stays in Dateland, Arizona, and the campground there where the train tracks almost run right through the campground. This would be disturbing to most normal people, but I see it as an opportunity to take some close-up pictures of trains going by.
There's some boondocking in Dateland but not near the railroad tracks, so staying at the campground allows me to hear the train's whistle a mile away and walk the couple of hundred feet from my camping spot to the tracks and take pictures as it goes by.
Thinking about that made me want to take some train pictures. But I wonder if it made me want to take train pictures enough to actually stay there for a night or two. I usually stop in Dateland to get a date milkshake from the country store, and the country store is where you register for the campground, so it might come down to how badly I want another date milkshake later that day.
15 minutes later the sky exploded into this.
Even though this is a BLM two-week stay boondocking area, like I mentioned yesterday it looks like there's a lot of folks here that are set up for a longer stay than that. This class "A" near me looks like it would take one week to set his rig up, and another week to take it all down again.