Click the sunrise pics, I froze my tuckus off getting them.
What in the world am I doing up and walking around outside this early? It's barely 20° outside.
Another chilly, windy day, today is supposed to be worst of the last few days and I could tell because it started snowing this morning, I could've stayed in Denver and it wouldn't be any worse weather than this. It got up to the 50s today, and tonight is supposed to be a little below freezing, but the wind has been the worse part of my trip so far, because the wind affects everything, especially how cold you feel when you're outside.
It seems like I've never had much luck outrunning a cold front, I think overall its better to just sit tight, wait for it to go past, then wait a couple of more days to get the snow off the roads, and follow along behind it. As opposed to what I'm doing now which is trying to stay a day ahead of it, and for the most part ending up right in the middle of it.
Now I don't HAVE to take this! I'm only dealing with these cold temperatures because I want to stay in the area so I can go down to the Bosque Del Apache and take some pictures of the Sandhill Cranes. But, if it weren't for that, I would do what I normally do: get South as quickly as possible to get out of this cold weather. And in less than 500 miles, I could be in Tucson, Arizona, where it will be 80° next week.
But one of the many benefits of being a traveling man and having your home on your back like a turtle is I can come and go wherever I want, even if wherever I want is too cold. There is no limit to the misery I'm willing to put myself through to take a picture of a stupid bird.... Dang Cranes!
But every cloud has a silver lining, and this cold, windy weather has given me plenty of opportunities to relax now that I'm on the road again. It was a hectic summer, not for a normal person, but for me, who's not used to accomplishing much, it's nice to put all of that Summer of buying and selling RVs behind me and relax and do whatever makes me happy for the rest of the winter.
I'm really looking forward to waking up every morning and asking myself, do I go, Or do I stay? And sometimes I'm so lazy I just turn over and go right back to sleep before I can come up with an answer.
At least the winds not blowing at the moment, so the 20° temperature doesn't feel like the teens.
The sad thing is I couldn't just stick my head out the door, take these pictures, and go back to bed. I had to actually go outside and walk around, and by the time I got back inside I was so cold I wasn't sleepy anymore.
Well at least in a few days the times will change and I will get an extra hours sleep before the sun comes up.... Or will I? How do they make the sun not come up when it's supposed to? You would think the sun is big enough to do whatever it darn well pleases. But somehow the government makes it come up when the government wants it to. I wonder how they do that from so far away, the sun is a Bazilian squintillion miles away from America, and even farther from China where everybody's upside down. And speaking of the Chinese, how do they drink from a cup when their upside down? To control the sun the government must have one heck of a remote controller.
And what does the sun do when it gets to Arizona? Apparently Arizona doesn't control the sun so I never know what time it is in Arizona, and neither does anyone else. But that's okay, I'm retired, and so is everyone else in Arizona, so there's no need for any of us to know what time it is, I don't even know what day it is most of the time, nor do I care.... But I would be interested in knowing how the government gets the sun to come up an hour later every day.
Later in the morning a skiff of snow blew through the campground making it seem even colder than it was. And I really don't like seeing snow when I'm on my way south, seeing as how I'm allergic to snow in any quantities greater than a Snow Cone.
This is one of those pictures where I did what professional photographers recommend; I stuck my camera out the door, took a picture and slammed the door before I lost any indoor heat.