Click the pics, at least the lighting is interesting.
So Since a lot of the time it's been too chilly to get out and run around very much, so I've been taking pictures of basically the same things since I got here.... And that's pretty boring for me.
But what it has done is force me to take pictures during the best lighting situations in an effort to make the same old pictures look different, instead of what I would normally do which is take pictures when it's convenient for me to take them. This involves me getting outside early mornings and late afternoons when its literally below freezing but the lighting is much better.
I don't know if this effort is producing better pictures, but it certainly makes me wish I hadn't given away all the warm winter coats I owned before I became a full-timer.
Today was a kinda miserable day weather-wise, it only got up to the mid-50s, and the wind was blowing almost 30 miles an hour, making it pretty darn chilly outside, so I mostly huddled inside the Lance to stay out of the wind.
I thought days, when I would be stuck inside the Lance for one reason or another would be difficult, and I would long for all the available room in the Arctic Fox, but that's not what I'm experiencing. There have been a lot of cold days since I started my winter travels, and on some of those days, I spent a lot of time inside the Lance, and I'm not seeing it to be a problem.
I don't know why that is because I originally thought cold or rainy days when I was stuck inside the camper would be something I dreaded, but actually it doesn't bother me at all. I'm perfectly happy playing on the computer, working on pictures, or watching a movie, and I'm learning that having a kitchen 10 feet away. Likewise, a bed 20 feet away doesn't make any difference in how I live, even when I spend a lot of that day sitting at the dining room table.
It could be because I camped in a Ford van for many years. And I camped in a Hallmark pop-up truck camper for even more years. Then, of course, I camped in the bronco last winter. And I don't think I will forget camping in a Coleman tent while running around Denver a few summers ago. So actually I'm kind of used to camping in small spaces and didn't even realize it.... But I don't think I would want to get accustomed to camping in a tent ever again.
The Marina at sunset.
The main beach, with Rattlesnake island in the middle of the picture. Elephant Butte Lake is so low that Rattlesnake island is not even an island anymore, you can drive to it if you want to.... But it's name keeps most folks away.
Ridge Road. Ridge Road is all boondocking and usually where I stay. Wherever you see a shelter that's a boondocking site. But they were full the whole time I've been here so I boondocked on the beach which ended up being a good thing because the winds were pretty bad up on Ridge Road.