After I filled up with water I moved to a new boondocking spot for no other reason than to have a new view. I have found that having a new view of the world around me sometimes gives me a new view of life and my place in it.... Maybe that's why I've always liked a change of scenery.
I got energetic this morning, not because I wanted to but because I needed to. I found out that the RV Pit-Stop in town which is a place that you can pull in and get water, propane, and dump your tanks, is closing this weekend and I needed some drinking water before they shut down.
Yes I know I just filled up my water tank yesterday but I try not to drink the LTVA water because it tastes like lizard, don't ask me how I know what a lizard tastes like. I use the LTVA water for everything but drinking so I needed to go to the RV Pit-Stop because they have RO [Reverse Osmosis] water there for $0.25 a gallon which has no lizardley flavor at all. Apparently the RO process removes lizards.
While I was there I refilled my empty propane tank at $2.30 a gallon which just ran out this morning, so I got 24 days of use out of that 10 gallon tank. And that included doing some heating in the mornings earlier in the month. So now I have enough propane to last for about six weeks, and enough drinking water to last for about a month, and since my food supply is still in good shape, once I dump my tanks next week I'll be able to self isolate anywhere in the boondocks I want for at least a month.... If I need to..... And I'm hoping I don't need to.
I haven't heard from the BLM about what's going on with the LTVA's yet so I'm still operating under the assumption that I can stay here for as long as I want. And at the moment I can't think of a place safer than this to be.
I know a lot of folks look at this desert I'm living in and would hate to be in a place as desolate and godforsaken as this. But I rather like the isolation of the desert, I wouldn't want to live here all the time, and fortunately I don't have to, but for the winter it's a great place to be as far as I'm concerned. I can go to a town and be around all the people I want but as soon as I drive out of the city limits its empty desert and I can be by myself as much or for as long as I want to be. And I think a big part of being free is to be able to choose when you want to be alone, it's probably the rarest freedom.
Another day of my self isolating life draws to an end as the sun sets behind the mountains. Usually when I take my last sunset picture I go back inside the Arctic Fox, put on my slippers and settle in for a quiet evening which often consists of watching an old cowboy movie on my computer.
It's funny how I used to love cowboy movies as a kid and now that I'm an old man I've gone back to liking them again. Maybe it's because they're entertaining and pretty much stress free which is something I need nowadays. Or maybe it's because I'm regressing back to my childhood, I sure hope that's not the case because I really hated school and would not want to go through that again.