I drove down an abandoned road to see if I could get a better picture of a sunset. I drove as far as the roadblock then parked the truck and walked.
Undeterred by some morning clouds and chilly weather I started in on some maintenance projects and by lunch it was blue skies and 60°.
I went into town to see if the UPS store would take a UPS delivery from Amazon for me and found out they would, but it would cost me $20. I was so in shock by that revelation that I wasn't listening as she was prattling on about even more cost for the weight of the package or something like that. All of that quickly stopped “plan A” in its tracks and since I didn't have a “plan B” I went back home to ponder my next move.
I don't think I've ever been in a situation where I was Boondocking and needed a UPS delivery. Several times I've gotten Post Office “General Delivery's” while Boondocking but this is the first time I've had to deal with UPS without having an address to send it to. While staying in RV parks I've had package deliveries to my campsite and to the office with no problems at all but here I am at the moment with no local address and it's like I don't exist. So I did what I normally do to solve any of my problems, I Googled it.
And as usual that put me on the right track. I found out that there is a UPS service center here in Del Rio, where you can among other things, pick up packages. I went to the service center and found it is only open for two hours a day, from 4 till 6 o'clock for customer service. This was kind of depressing since it's about a 12 mile drive from where I'm at, and I was walking back to my truck when I saw someone in a UPS uniform come out of the side door. So I went over and asked them about my Amazon problem and they said, sure we take deliveries, just have Amazon send it to this address with your name at the top and when tracking says it's here just bring an ID and come pick it up.
Well that was easy, I wonder how many towns have a UPS customer service center like that, because that sure would simplify my life when I absolutely positively have to have something from Amazon.
The abandoned road goes right into the lake, and this is as far as you can go in less you float.
The sunset didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped but at the very end the ice crystals in the clouds starting reflecting rainbow colors that lit up the sky. The picture does not do it justice