My brand-new hookup site at the City of Rocks State Park.
Sometimes the full-timeing God's smile down upon you and bring a blessing that is far more than you deserve.
As I drove over to the one water faucet in the entire boondocking area to fill up some gallon jugs of drinking water before I left for parts unknown, a camp host was there doing some work on the water faucet and told me the water was going to be off for half an hour or so, but I could go over to the hookup sites and there's two hookup sites which are first-come first serve [New Mexico calls them "walk-up sites" ] and the last time he looked they were both empty so I could get some water at their water faucet.
I said Whaaaat? I didn't know there were first-come first serve sites in the hookup area, and he said there's only two and they fill up very quick. So hearing that, I hot-footed it over to the hookup area breaking rules, laws, and the speed of sound, and found one first-come first-served site still open. I pulled into it in a great cloud of dust, planted my flag and declared it HOME.
So instead of leaving like I had planned, I decided that staying in an electric and water site for a few days would solve some of my problems. I can fill up my water jugs at my leisure, I will stay until the cold front has gone through, comfortably heating the camper with my electric heater, and since it's a first-come first-served site I can stay as long as I want, [up to two weeks of course] leave anytime I want, and it will only cost me four dollars a night
Yes I know I said I like camping in the boulders, and I do. But with a cold front coming through and being able to run my electric heater at night I figured "Heck," the boulders are only a couple of hundred yards away, and I need the exercise, so I chose comfort over convenience.
Whizzing down a dirt road next to my campsite was this casual looking young man riding an electric one wheel skateboard. It seems to me like young people are constantly inventing new ways to kill themselves.
And believe it or not this skateboard which is appropriately named ''One Wheel'' price starts at $750. You might think that any young person smart enough to get a job where he can waste $750, would also be smart enough not to ride around on this contraption.
This is the dirt road that loops around the entire City of Rocks campground. Almost all the boondocking spots are accessible from this road.
My old boondocking spot where I just spent the last three or four days. I like to snuggle up to the boulders, but having an electric heater when it's cold is well worth the four dollars a night hookup fee. And considering what propane cost nowadays the savings In propane alone is worth the price.
This is the exceptionally rare Bowlegged Blue Breasted New Mexico Freshwater Pelican. Most people don't realize that this bird is in the pelican family because every winter they migrate to New Mexico, shed their large bills just like Elk shed their huge antlers, and become totally unrecognizable.
During the migration season many people living in New Mexico are Injured or killed after being hit by large pelican bills falling from the sky that are no longer needed after the mating season.