Here's two pictures of the construction going on in my backyard. It was too windy to go out there, so I took these two pictures through my screen door.
This one shows a rather large Track Hoe loading up an endless stream of off-road dump trucks waiting to be filled.
This is a picture of the giant track hoe that lives in my backyard. And even though the track hoe is rather noisy, it's a mere whisper compared to that water truck parked next to it.
The water truck has a pump on it that pumps the water on the truck, and that pump makes more noise than the track hoe, and all the dump trucks combined. But the water truck is required while they're digging to keep down the dust.
It was a windy day today, and not just a little wind; it was a blowing your hat across the street and blowing sand in your eyes kind of wind. So, I didn't do anything that required me to go outside today.
The horse trailers and campers for the Sherry Cervi event have been pouring in all day and have largely filled up my normally empty boondocking area. And all these horse trailers have one or more horses residing therein, and everyone with a horse also has a dog; I assume it's the law. And sometimes it appears that the horses are competing with the dogs to see who can make the most noise.... Spoiler alert.... It's the horses.
But it's okay because the place is full of families supporting their kid's hobby of barrel racing, and I love seeing families doing things with their kids.
I was considering going shopping today, but the annoyance of the howling wind, and the fear of losing my boondocking spot to a horse trailer, convinced me to stay put.
I will have to go shopping before I leave here next Tuesday morning while I still have access to a convenient Walmart. I also need to fill up the bronco's water tank and do some laundry before leaving. But it looks like since I put all that off till the last minute, I'm probably going to have to wait for the barrel racers to leave and the crowds to dissipate a little.
The Big Show is still going on in Quartzsite and won't be over till January 30th, so when I leave Tucson at the end of this month, there's probably going to be a couple of hundred thousand RVs on the road leaving "Q" and looking for a place to camp.... This could turn out to be quite a challenge.
This helicopter flew by the other day, I'm not sure who he was going to rescue but there are a lot of illegal border crossers lost in the desert now days... Maybe one day we'll find out who's responsible for this desert disaster.... As if we don't already know.
The C-130 in one of its many and varied configurations flew over the other day, probably heading for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, five or six miles away as the crow flies.