I woke up this morning just in time to catch this pretty sunrise over the Escapees RV Park.
I've just been lazing around today, and resting up from the arduous one hour drive to Benson I had yesterday. I was thinking about going to Tombstone today but being Saturday I figured it might be too crowded. I've never quite figured out when Tombstones tourist season is, in the winter the weather is great but the kids are in school. And when the kids are out of school in the summer it's extremely hot in Tombstone. Maybe they just get a few people all year and that's enough to keep the tourist town alive.
Last week the carbon monoxide detector and the propane detector in the Arctic Fox both quit working within four days of each other, which I thought was rather odd. But If you're interested here's how you tell when those detectors go bad.
Around 2 o'clock in the morning they let out a short but horrendous screech that will wake not only you but your closest neighbors. And after stumbling around the trailer half asleep trying to figure out what made that horrible noise and giving up and going back to sleep five minutes later it does it again. This time your lucid enough to see the tiny little red light on one of the detectors which is a clue that somethings not right.
At this point you can press the reset button which will cause it to make more noise or you can do what I did which was get a Phillips screwdriver unscrew it from the wall and disconnect the two wires.... And go back to bed.
Then in the morning you read the fine print on the monitor where it says this monitor has a five year life expectancy and you realize that it's been almost five years since you bought the trailer and it seems like only yesterday.
Getting a carbon monoxide detector was easy I just went to Walmart and bought one for $16. A 12 volt propane detector wasn't so easily available so I'm going to order one from Amazon and its going to cost almost $60. That seems like a lot of money for something that's never done anything except wake me up in the middle of the night for no reason, but having dealt with insurance companies before I know they look for any reason not to pay you a dime, so if I ever need to make a claim I had better have a working smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, and propane detector because they WILL check.
I'm the only one dry camping at the Escapees RV Park in Benson. and that makes me happy, because even though it's a crowded Park I've got plenty of room around me.