It got up to a little over 100° today but for the next 10 days it's supposed to drop down to the mid and low 90s, which I know still sounds pretty hot but compared to what it has been that's a big improvement. Of course that will mean I'll have to go back to cooking on the stove instead of leaving food sitting on the hood of the truck.
I was noticing that the New Mexico state parks latest closure extension was only till May 15 so I'm hoping with all the push-back going on from citizens wanting to get back to work and a semblance of normality, maybe the governor will open the parks back up for camping.
I'm going to re-up this weekend for another week here at the Pima County Fairgrounds, and that will take me through the 15th to see what's going to happen with the New Mexico parks. I'm pretty comfortable here now that I've got full hookups so it's not so bad. Actually my biggest complaint is its just too hot to go outside and do anything for most of the day. If you haven't got your outdoor stuff done by 9 AM or 10 at the latest it's probably not going to get done. And then there's the knowledge that this is still Springtime and Summer is just over the horizon where doing anything after the sun comes up is probably going to be uncomfortable for me.
Oh well, I am nothing if not adaptable, adaptability being the hallmark of a happy boondocker. As long as I can keep from catching the Bat flu I figure I'll be fine. Now if I could just get up the nerve to go into the laundry room and wash some clothes before my jeans walk over there in the middle of the night by themselves.
There were a lot of informative signs at the Fitness Nature Trail, and this one taught me that the Spanish word for trash-can is Ocotillo. I can't wait to show off my new word to the Mexican workers around here when I take out my trash.
Seeing these old jumps for the Hunter Jumper horses sitting off in a field brought back more memories of my high school days. Like I've said before I worked part-time after school at a Hunter Jumper stable, and even though my main job was as a Stall Environmental Sanitation Engineer, I also built, and repaired the jumps. The jumps were broken pretty often, especially the ones I built, so I stayed fairly busy fixing things up. The riders always wanted something different to jump over so it kept me hustling trying to come up with something new. It's kinda funny that I didn't recognize at the time that those were the good old days....
A panorama of my neighborhood. That's me on the far right next to the storage trailers at the outdoor theater. it's closer to folks than I like to be, but its tolerable under the current situation.