The effort to click a pic is minimal, but the rewards are many.
Since it's so hot in the daytime I haven't been taking many pictures. So last night just about dark I went out and took a few pictures just so I would have something to put on the blog today. They all came out pretty dark because I hardly never use a flash, or a tripod, either of which would've solved the problem. But I kind of like dark pictures anyway.
Another hot, hot, hot day in Denver, but I still managed to get some things done before the temperature got too bad.
I went to Walmart, where I filled the truck with fuel, bought a spare 5-gallon exchange type propane tank for the little Bronco camper, a little bit of fishing tackle, and a new fishing license.
I went to Ace Hardware, where I had the little Bronco's main 5-gallon propane tank filled. Why didn't I just exchange the empty tank at Walmart for a full one? Filling them up at a regular propane refill place is cheaper than the exchange tank. And you get more propane at the refill places, so it's a win-win. So now I have two full propane tanks in the little Bronco, which puts me one step closer to next week's camping trip, and.... Dare I say.... A mini-vacation?
Yes, I'm in need of a mini-vacation. But only because of the heat. I really need to get up in the mountains where the weather is a lot cooler in the daytime and nighttime requires a blanket. But I'm more than a little concerned about what I will find when I get up there. Will all the places be open? Will I be able to find campsites? Will convenient boondocking areas be so crowded; it's not any fun? Will I have to drive on sketchy Jeep trails just to find a spot off by myself?
Or will it be the exact opposite? Will the Bat flu scare everyone away so I can be all by myself.... Oh, what a happy day that would be, but that happening in the Colorado mountains in the summer... No chance whatsoever.
In the past, I would say those things aren't going to be a problem. But this is a new day, and there's a new way. So all the knowledge I've built up has been swept aside to be learned all over again. Which is okay because I had forgotten or misremembered most of it anyway.