This is a picture I took last year at Quartzsite. It might take a minute for it to animate.
I was thinking recently about how little cash I actually use anymore. I used to be a cash kind of guy, and I paid for most things with cash. For some things I used credit cards and checks, but mostly I used cash because long ago I figured out that you can get better deals with cash then you can with a credit card or a check.
But slowly over time, starting with when I went full-time, I became less worried about getting a good deal and more concerned about convenience. The first thing that went away was mailing in bills, there was too many problems associated with getting the bills and too much inconvenience paying them by mail, so using Wells Fargo Bank on the Internet and paying bills with a couple of clicks became my first step to being cashless.
My next step required a mental change on my part. I used to think it was silly to pay for a $20 item with a credit card, because dealing with the credit cards and bills was more difficult than whipping out a $20 bill. But now I pay for everything with a credit card, I don't care if it's fifty cents, it goes on my credit card, because that has become more convenient.
Now I do have to carry some cash for things like a tip at a restaurant, to pay the iron Ranger, or the very rare RV Park that will only take cash, and yes I have stayed at one that had that policy, but in general cash has very little meaning to me anymore and I think I could probably live without it.
Since most State and local parks will take a check in the iron Ranger envelope, you can put a tip for the waitress on your restaurant bill, and I stay in so few RV parks that running into one that only takes cash wouldn't be a hardship for me. So I went from being a guy who was concerned about the ramifications of America becoming a cashless society to someone who couldn't care less about having cash available..... And even though I know that's a good thing for me, but I don't know if It's a good thing for society.
A butterfly on one of the few flowers left in the flower garden.