My view of 11 mile reservoir with the 39 mile mountains in the background.
With any luck last night should be the last night I ever spend in a tent. Hey, I gave it a good shot, I slept in it a lot of times in various conditions and I think the only good thing I can say about it is it beats sleeping outside on the ground.
Tomorrow will start a whole new beginning to my mini-vacation concept when I start getting my truck ready to carry the Palomino Bronco around. I've done this before so it cant be to hard. I'm hoping I can even use the same holes I drilled the first time I put a popup truck camper on the truck. I bought the Happijac tie down system which is exactly what I had before so I believe it will be a simple bolt on operation.
For those of you that have towed a trailer around, and you know who you are, I think we can agree that there is a certain amount of stress involved. All those extra tires, bearings, brakes and other running gear. Along with the difficulty of getting in and out of gas stations and other tight places. The horror of having to back up ..... Well its a horror when I have to do it. That gut wrenching fear of accidentally going down a dead end road with no place to turn around, and you have to backup for three miles in the dark. those are stressful situations that are avoided camping in a light weight popup truck camper.
So since I've done both I would have to say that going camping in a small, easy to deal with RV is far more relaxing and stress free than dealing with a heavy, immense RV, but when it comes to full time living that humongous RV sure is comfortable and spacious. But having a small comfortable easy to handle RV available opens up a different world of places to go you would probably never attempt in a large RV.
This is a tennis ball size cactus that grows in rocky areas on my property. They all had buds on them but they hadn't bloomed yet.
My view of the high country
Peeking out of my tent I took this picture of the last rays of the sun.