Today was a chilly, cloudy, day that rained off and on for the entire day. Needless to say that meant I spent almost the entire day in the Arctic Fox.
Yesterday was also a cloudy day so I didn't get much solar charging which meant I started this morning about 60 Amps down from being full. To conserve power I didn't use my Asus 17 inch laptop today I used my smaller 15 inch Toshiba which had a full battery and will last 3 or 4 hours.
The Internet situation has gotten steadily worse every day. When I first got here I could get on the Internet at the visitor center and sometimes get a little bit of Internet at my campsite. But now I've tried twice to get on the Internet at the visitor center with no luck, and at my campsite it's hopeless. They told me when I got here that there wasn't much bandwidth and the reception was very poor at the boondocking area but I still managed to get out a couple of posts on my blog. But now there's less people than there was before so you would think there would be more bandwidth available for me but it hasn't worked that way.
I can get on the Internet easily enough after all I have a pretty decent Wi-Fi antenna on the Arctic Fox. But I can't do anything once I'm on the Internet because everything is so slow my pages timeout and kick me off.
I re-upped today for another week here at Seminole Canyon State Park because despite the no Verizon signal and the extremely frustrating Internet I still like it here. There's only two RVs at the boondocking area so it continues to be peaceful and quiet.
This Thursday I'm planning on running back to Del Rio to do some shopping and fill up my fuel tanks in preparation for going to Big Bend national Park next week. it will be kind of nice to get back to civilization again, but on the other hand getting back to civilization means spending some money. It's pretty hard to spend any money here at the state park but back in Del Rio there's at least three restaurants I would like to eat at again and it will be to hard to choose between them.
A lot of plants around here have thorns. This plan has a little trick, the leaves grow out of the base of the thorns.
when the leaves grow out it kind of hides the thorns. Or maybe the animals can't eat the leaves without getting stuck.
This plant disguises its leaves as flowers, I'm not sure for what purpose.