I'm going to leave the Casino del Sol tomorrow morning and hopefully end up at the Escapees Saguaro RV Park in Benson Arizona. This location will give me fairly easy access to Tombstone and Bisbee so I can take care of some things while I'm in the area.
It got really hot in Tucson today. It hit 92 in the parking lot of the Casino del Sol in the afternoon but the 10 percent humidity made my non-air-conditioned environment fairly comfortable with just a fan blowing on me. This temperature is just a fluke and is supposed to get back in the high 70s tomorrow.
I filled up the truck with diesel this morning, even though I had half a tank and Benson's only about 60 miles away. I Also stopped at Walmart and bought a few things even though there's a Walmart in Benson.
It's strange how you get into a habit of doing things when there's no reason to. I think filling up my truck and picking up a few things at the store are vestigial bits of habit left over from the old days when I would drive for long distances and sleep wherever was convenient, and having a full tank and a full refrigerator was actually important. But now a hundred mile drive is a long one and I'm never in a place where I cant get to a store but I still feel the urge to top up and stock up.
I hope this isn't some of those weird things that old people do for no reason. I remember when my mom was getting old and she would keep grocery receipts for years, and her only explanation was... "I might need them one day". Or she would buy several months worth of milk, and freeze most of it to use later even though she was 10 minutes from a Walmart and three or four other grocery stores. I used to consider that as sign of old age, but now that I'm buying diesel fuel when I don't really need to, and taking groceries to a town that has plenty of groceries I'm starting to wonder if I'm getting old, just being extra careful, or stuck in the past doing things that no longer have a meaning in my current life.... I'm going with careful, my mom always said you can't be TOO careful.
Living in two different worlds
Even a brave warrior sometimes needs a little help from mom
This little guy can't seem to make up his mind if he wants to be a cowboy or an Indian.
But partway through the event he fell asleep and had to be carried from the field of battle.