My sunset last night at Chatfield state Park. The white poles on the left side are sailboat masts at the Marina.
After, what for me was a long days drive, I've arrived at my usual overnight stopping place which is the Walmart parking lot at Trinidad Colorado. I left Chatfield state Park about 10 o'clock this morning and pulled into the Trinidad Walmart parking lot about two in the afternoon. That made it a 195 mile day which is right at the upper limit of a comfortable drive for me. I normally try not to drive that far but I'm escaping the cold so bending my personal rules is acceptable.
I'm thinking tomorrow of driving to Storrie Lake state Park in Las Vegas New Mexico, which is another common place for me to stay when I'm heading South. but this time I've got an actual reason for going there other than just enjoying it.
First of all my annual New Mexico state Park pass is still in full force, so I can get in the gate and boondock there for free. But most importantly my stupid rearview cameras are still not working properly. Actually the cameras aren't stupid, I'm stupid for buying the things. I've moved the mobile antennas that I put on the monitor and the cameras to various places in and out of the truck and all over the back of the Arctic Fox and as usual they work okay sitting still but when driving they work a lot like me, whenever they feel like it.
There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason when they stop working it happens at random times. I can be going down the interstate with nothing around me and they're working fine, for the last five minutes, and then suddenly one or more cameras will quit and I get a black screen or they start stuttering, and lagging, so they end up being no help at all.
So I'm thinking I'll spend a day or two in Las Vegas New Mexico fooling with the cameras some more and if I can't get them to work after that I'll order a couple of wired cameras as soon as I get to a place where an Amazon shipment can get to me. I'll probably use the wireless wonders in the bed of the truck to help me back up under the ball of my Andersen hitch. And I'm hoping the 8 feet they will be from the monitor will finally be within their range.
This is the way I normally try to park at a Walmart parking lot. As far away from the door as possible, and with my slide over hanging the dirt so I take up as little space as possible. This picture is animated so give it a few seconds to start moving.