You can click the pics as much as you want, but they won't get any better.
Since the bronco is facing in the wrong direction to see the sunrise I had to actually go outside before dawn to see if there were any clouds in the sky that were worth taking a sunrise picture of, and unfortunately there wasn't, but I took a picture anyway.
So even though the first sunrise picture of my brand-new boondocking spot was boring, the beginning of the day it represents is anything but. Each day is special to me and no matter how it starts it always ends up being a great day.
I did some walking around on the beach today, mostly looking for areas that were level enough that I wouldn't have to go to extraordinary measures to make the bronco level. For example, some beach RVers dig fairly deep holes on the high side for a couple of the truck's tires to fit in, which is supposedly easier than getting the low side high enough. But I don't own a shovel or have a desire to do so since I have no intention of doing anything that requires one.
That leaves me with either finding a boondocking spot that's level, which is exceedingly rare, except in Quartzsite, or a spot I can level up with a few of my plastic blocks under the tires, which also isn't easy since I'm parking on sand at the moment. This makes me wonder if there's a better, easier way of leveling things up.
I talked to one truck camper guy who loosens the hold-downs that hold the truck camper to the truck, and then uses the electric jacks to level the camper while it's sitting in the truck bed. This worked pretty well for him, but he had some very expensive quick-release mechanisms that allowed him to disconnect the camper from the truck quickly. But with my chain and turnbuckle method, that job would be rather time-consuming.
Since it's only the refrigerator that's the problem, I wonder how difficult it would be to make the refrigerator adjustable, so only it would have to be perfectly level? I'm sure that would be easier and quicker than leveling up the entire RV so that it's almost perfectly level. But maybe it's better just to make an RV refrigerator that doesn't have to be as level as the ones we have now.
I've heard that some RV refrigerators now operate with a compressor, just like a home refrigerator. In the past home-style refrigerators use too much electricity in an RV in less you stay plugged in all the time. But now manufacturers are making a compressor-type refrigerator that uses very little electricity and apparently is suitable to be used with battery power. So with a combination of much better batteries like lithium iron and a refrigerator that works like a home refrigerator, maybe RV refrigerators will get just as cold and hassle-free as the fridge sitting in your sticks and bricks kitchen right now.
This rather large houseboat's name is "Making Memories." And my past boating experiences indicate to me that most of the memories made will be of the very expensive repairs made to said boat over the years.
I don't know who, or what the deal is with all the kids, but they look preschool age to me so it's probably some kind of group outing. I don't know why they were here but whatever the reason, I could tell they were having fun. The boys were running around yelling, the girls were running around screaming, so it sounded to me like they were having a great time.
This is the Elephant at Elephant Butte. I think they have a new one with a different theme every year, last year the elephant was riding a personal water craft. One day I'll have to ask a local what the deal is with the Elephant sand castles.
This is one of the very few flowers blooming at Elephant Butte State Park. I don't know why that is, maybe it's the drought, or maybe they're all on strike and refusing to bloom until their demands are met.
Whatever the problem is, its certainly limiting my flower snapshot possibilities..... And yes I know exactly what this flower is called I just don't have enough space here to tell everyone what it is.