If I wasn't so lazy, I would click these pics for you.
I got up early this morning, 7 o'clock, and loaded the little Bronco pop-up camper onto my truck. It's an easy thing to do, especially with the electric jacks. By the way, electric jacks are the bees knees on a truck camper. But to truly appreciate how wonderful they are, you have to have used the hand-cranked jacks for a few years to truly appreciate the wonderment of pushing one button and watching the camper gracefully ascend to the height of the bed of the truck.
My only problem with getting the little Bronco on and off the truck is the little Bronco is stored in a fenced-in area. The gate I have to back in and out of is a wee bit narrow. Since I have to get in and out of the truck a few times while the truck is not entirely out of the gate yet, I can barely get the driver's door open enough to squeeze in and out. This might not be a problem with the gate and may be a problem with my girth.
Now that the campers on the truck, I need to test out the systems and make sure everything is working correctly for the upcoming camping trip to 11-mile state Park next Tuesday.
This is where the little Bronco spends its winters. Somehow that giant plant managed to grow since I've been gone. Usually things don't grow very fast in Colorado. And no I didn't leave the top up all winter, the snow loads would probably crush it. I've been working in there for the last few days.
I spotted this large bird on a power pole in my daughter's yard and immediately recognized it as a Texas Robin. These 2 foot tall 10 pound Texas Robins are exactly like there smaller cousins except they don't have the red breast and they feast on Alligators, Flamingos, and Snowbirds instead of worms.
We seldom see the Texas Robins this far west since they have decimated the Alligator and Flamingo population in Colorado which is why you seldom see an Alligator or a Flamingo outside of the Denver zoo. But there's been a shortage of Snowbirds in southern Texas because of the Bat Stew flu. So maybe the Texas Robins are coming here to take advantage of the huge flocks of Snowbirds that spend their summers here in the mountains above 9000 feet where it's cool.