I spent some of the day packing up and getting ready to leave which isn't all that difficult but I like to get as much of it out of the way as I can so I don't have as much to think about what I'm hooking up the trailer.
I forgot to fuel up the truck when I was in town yesterday so I had to drive back to town this morning just to get some diesel. I had enough fuel in the truck to go where I'm going tomorrow but I just make it a habit to fill up before I pull the Arctic Fox anywhere. I do that partially because it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling to see a full tank before I start a trip, and partially because you never "really" know when you're going to get a chance to fill up again. You may "think" you know when you're going to fill up again, but you never can tell especially when you're traveling in the West or once you get away from the interstate and start dealing with small-town gas stations that close at odd times, and are so small your RV might not even fit in them. So my motto has always been, "fill up whenever you can, and carry extra just in case".
I did something today that I don't normally do, and no I'm not talking about taking a shower. I called the City of Rocks state Park where I'm heading tomorrow, and asked them if they had any vacancies. And the best they could tell me was, it's possible. It appears that they've been full just like Rock Hound has. The good news was that they have various large parking areas that I would be welcome to stay in if I can't find a regular boondocking campsite.
You see normally I don't call ahead because often it's a waste of time. If you're not gonna make a reservation they can't guarantee there will be a site available for you, and they don't want to guess about site availability because you'll get mad at them if there wrong. So normally I just show up and throw myself at their mercy, and almost always they will find a spot for me to boondock