It was a strange day today, this morning and until about 3 o'clock it was 70° and bright blue skies. But by 3 o'clock the wind was starting to blow really hard the skies clouded up and we had a dust storm. And now I'm sitting here at 6:30 in the afternoon and the wind is shaking the trailer, there's thunder and lightning and the rain is coming down in sheets. I knew there was a cold front going to come through but I didn't realize it would have such a sudden and dramatic effect on the weather, it's supposed to get down into the 30s tonight, and only up into the 50s tomorrow.
Dust storm outside the Arctic Fox Boondocking at la Posa West
A dust storm blows through la Posa West
I always get a little concerned when it rains hard around here because after all the BLM puts all of us RVers in dry washes. I am at this moment boondocked in la Posa WASH. We all know these dry washes flood occasionally, I'm sure you've seen pictures on the news of cars and trees floating down a dry wash, well that's where we RVers are camped. They tell us that these dry washes almost never flood except in the summer, and of course nobody in their right mind would be here in the summer. But it's that word "almost" that keeps me on edge when it's raining hard.
My big project for tomorrow is to have a spare key made for the lock that I lock up the Arctic Fox hitch pin with so that nobody can hitch up to the Arctic Fox and pull it away while I'm gone somewhere. Unfortunately this key is not a normal key it's a round cylindrical key that hardware stores don't normally make. But there's a locksmith in town that has all of her equipment in a van so that she can come to you if necessary. But I'm told she normally parks next to the laundromat so that's where I'll go tomorrow with my key problem.