Clicking the pics might be the best thing you do all day..... But I sure hope not.
A few wispy clouds overhead, not enough to make any shade. But who needs shade when it's only 90° outside.... I've really got to gain some altitude.
I dug a little deeper into how the New Mexico state parks are going to compensate those of us with out-of-state park passes that became useless due to the Bat flu. And it appears that they're going to take an annual camping permit issued between March 2019 and February 2021 and issue us a new one-year license for free.
That to me is more than fair. I used to tell my restaurant employees that you can turn a bad situation into a good one by giving customers more than they expect. This means that, if someone's hamburger is not the way they want it, replace it, and give them something for free, like a free ice cream cone. And by giving them more than they expect you can turn a unhappy situation into a good customer, and that's what the state of New Mexico just did.
This makes me feel a whole lot better than their previous statement that thanks to the Bat flu those of us that purchased out of state park passes, were just out of luck.... Too bad, so sad. I'm very happy someone in their right mind turned this bad situation into a good one.
But I have to admit that I'm still worried that I'm going to have to plan out my trips through New Mexico even after the Bat flu situation has passed. Because all of my campsites are free, and I can get an electric site, if I want, for about four dollars a night, I don't normally do that because there are often lots of boondocking sites at New Mexico state parks, and since their seldom-used, I feel I can always find a boondocking site to stay at.
But making reservations to stay at the little-used boondocking sites won't make any sense at all to me. I can think of several New Mexico state parks, Elephant Butte being one, that the only time I've seen it full, including the boondocking sites, is on holidays like the 4th July, and Easter. And other than that I've never seen boondocking sites anywhere near full.
Oh well, I guess I'll wait till I get to a New Mexico State Park before I'll know exactly what's going on, up until then I'm just "supposing."
A red rose.
This certainly looks like a difficult way of toten a spare car around with you. I think if my truck was so big I couldn't even use it as a daily driver, I would find a way to simplify my life.... But that's just me.