I have some pictures I took of random things during my mini-vacation. Some I took at a Museum, and others are just things I found interesting.
I finished up my mini-vacation by camping for three days for free, at the San Luis wildlife refuge, where I spent most of my days walking around, relaxing, and figuring out how to make the Lance more comfortable.
I left the San Luis wildlife area one morning, and stopped by the Sand Dunes National Park for a couple of hours. I took a few pictures, and then headed home, where I spent one night boondocking in the Bass Pro shop parking lot in Colorado Springs. And from there, it took only about an hour and a half to get back to my daughter's house.
So that ended my mini-vacation, and now I'm back to normal, which means 90° days every day as far as the eye can see. It was hot when I left, but now that I've experienced chilly weather for most of my trip, it's even more difficult to deal with the heat here in Denver.
I've got a few projects lined up to do to the Lance, the most important of which would be putting some cooling fans on the lances refrigerator, which I'll be tackling when things cool off a bit.
I averaged about 16 miles per gallon driving around the mountains, so I would imagine driving on flat roads at far lower altitudes, like in Arizona, that mileage may improve a couple of MPG.
The truck and camper handled well, and I went up the mountains without any strain whatsoever and came back down the other side easily and safely using my tow-haul mode and very little use of the brakes.
I didn't take the camper off the truck on this trip, and I'm unsure if I would ever want to. The Lance stays on my truck while driving around Denver, so I'm not sure why I would need to take it off during my winter travels. I'm comfortable with my attitude of "it goes where I go," and I like the concept of being able to go back to where I was to boondock, or boondock right where I happen to be.
As a kid this Brownie Hawkeye is what I used to take every picture I took when I was under 13 or 14 years old. Taking a close look at the Lens on this camera I can see why pictures of all my relatives look distorted and fuzzy... I always thought it was my relatives that were distorted and fuzzy.
I thought between the tools I carry in my truck, and the tools I carry in the camper, I had just about every tool known to man.... But I don't have one of these. But if I can find one for sale on Amazon I'll probably buy it even if I don't know what it does.
Old Ford hood ornament from the 1950s. I wasn't always a General Motors guy, the first car I ever owned was a 1957 Ford Fairlane. It was old and raggedy and I don't remember it ever bringing me back from wherever I'd gone... Even if it was next door.