Yes it's beautiful but I'm just not seeing myself driving something like this down a bumpy dirt road to get to a boondocking spot.
By the time I got dressed and made breakfast this morning it was already 9 o'clock and too hot to do anything outside. It's not that it's impossible to do anything outside, although it is impossible to do certain things outside, such as touch anything made of metal or glass that the sun is shining on, but the heat makes me not WANT to do anything outside.
Even though the humidity is in the low single digits and if you stand outside in the shade in the morning its perfectly comfortable, there's really nothing I can do sitting outside in the shade that I can't do inside relaxing in my easy chair. So I might as well stay in the air conditioning.
The night time temperatures are usually in the mid to low 70s which doesn't cool things outside off very much. Which means that when the sun comes up in the morning things outside are still pretty warm so they heat up very quick, and the East side of the Arctic Fox will become almost untouchable on the outside by 9:30, 10 o'clock. The double pane windows on the sunny side are almost untouchable on the outside, and just a little hot on the inside. And the blackout, insulated curtains my wife made for me that cover those windows will barely be warm.
Stored somewhere in the Arctic Fox is some Reflectix that I cut to fit some of the windows just for such occasions but the double pane windows and the insulated curtains do such a good job that I haven't had to use the Reflectix. And when the Reflectix is in the windows it makes it hard to see what's going on outside, and its my job to know what's going on outside.
Infrared palm tree.
A strange sight indeed. A Prickly Pear Cactus growing in a rain gutter on one of the horse barns here at the Fairgrounds. You won't see that just anywhere.
This Rose is still in pretty good shape, but the leaves around it are getting eaten up by the bugs.