Today its again possible to click the pics, now that there are pics to click.
No ordinary sunset clouds these. Nope, this is smoke from the nearby forest fires, and it's been plaguing me either a little or a lot ever since I got to Santa Rosa, and its probably from the big fire that's near Las Vegas New Mexico. Which oddly enough is probably where I'm headed next.
When I got up this morning, the first thing I did was check on the him lack of Internet situation, and found it to be exactly the same as yesterday, which was one measly intermittent bar which was not enough to upload a picture. So, instantly casting off my lack of ambition and inherent laziness, I reared up on my hind legs and roared to no one in particular that this situation... SHALL NOT STAND, and something has to be done and done right now... So I made a cup of coffee and relaxed while giving it some thought.
After breakfast and a lot of thought, I decided that I would walk over to my old boondocking spot, carrying my Verizon MiFi and phone with me to check on the Internet situation where I had boondocked before. Ordinarily, I would drive that far but putting the top of the bronco up and down just to go a mile seemed like a terrible waste of time and effort, considering I can walk there and back in the time it takes me to put the Broncos top up and down.
Finding that I had three bars of service at my old boondocking spot, I hot-footed it back to the truck and moved my homeless camp back to my original location.
Since I'm leaving here tomorrow, I could've just stayed where I was, except living with little or no Internet has apparently become extremely difficult for me and even for a few hours was more than I could bear.
If you've never spent much time camping at various state and federal parks you may have never met the "Iron Ranger," and if that's the case, let me introduce you.
The Iron Ranger is the one standing at attention with a "pay here" sign on his chest, and you would be wise to consider that sign is a demand, and not a suggestion. The iron Ranger is short and not too big around, but his authority is unquestioned, and his demand for money has never been, nor will it ever be, satiated.
There's a lot of different Rangers around, there's Park Rangers, Texas Rangers, and the Lone Ranger. But If you're a camper the Iron Ranger will have a bigger impact on your life than all the other Rangers combined.
Due to the lack of reliable, usable, Internet, I did a 180 and moseyed back to my original boondocking spot here at Santa Rosa State Park. For some reason, even though it's only about half a mile away, my original spot had, and continues to have, perfectly usable Internet.... Go figure.
An Earthcruiser from Georgia boondocked down the road. I looked it up on the Internet and this campers basic price with no luxury items, like air conditioning, starts at almost $400,000. COME ON! How can it cost as much to make this thing, as it does a 40 foot long luxury motorhome.
This is a Japanese four-wheel-drive Isuzu delivery truck with a fancy camper on the back. There's no way this thing could cost over half a million dollars. Personally I think these outrageously priced "off road" RVs are just a fad. And when I'm actually boondocking off road I don't ever recall seeing one of these enormously expensive off-road RVs. I do see them camping, just like this one, but I don't ever recall seeing one in a place a pickup truck couldn't go.