I moved to a different spot this morning, it's actually right next door to the site that I was in but this one is up higher, has a better view, and is a little farther from the road so I don't have cars driving right past me like I did yesterday. I've always liked this particular site but it's always had somebody in it when I get here, but by camping right next door I saw the folks leaving this morning and I jumped right into it.
I went into town after lunch and got a few groceries at Walmart and bought some $2.69 diesel fuel at a Chevron station. I don't know why the fuel is so high, oil prices are down, and there's plenty of it. You don't suppose it's because summer travel season is coming up and they always raise the price during the summer? Yeah, I think I'm going to go with that.
They have really good Internet here at the Elephant Butte state Park and I consider that one of the key reasons for returning. Like I've said before my computer is my main source of entertainment and it's not nearly as entertaining without the Internet.
At the moment my television will pick up 15 channels and only two of those channels are in English. So that doesn't give me a lot to choose from. The radio in the Arctic Fox is pitiful and seldom picks up much of anything. I should read more books but there's not a lot of books that interest me anymore. So that kind of leaves the computer and the Internet as my main source of entertainment
Unlike a book, I can read things on the Internet that are contemporary maybe even only an hour old. you can also find about any radio station you want to listen to on the Internet. And there are plenty of TV shows you can watch on the Internet. But to do all of those things you have to have Internet access.
Between some places that have Internet like here at Elephant Butte, or the data on my Verizon phone, I can stay connected most of the time. But not all of the time and therein lies the problem. The best solution to that would be unlimited data on my phone but every time I read something about unlimited data available, there's always a catch.
When Verizon sent me an email about their new unlimited data plan I almost fell out of my chair, it sounded like the solution to all of my problems. Well not ALL of my problems, it would take more than a telephone to do that, but at least my Internet problems. It sounded too good to be true, and you know what the old saying is is about that. As usual the devil is in the details so I skipped right down the page past all the puffery to the fine print and quickly figured out that between the weasel words and the throttling, I was better off with the plan I have now.
Oh well, maybe one day they'll have a true unlimited plan like they had in the past, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.