This is one of the Arizona fires you may have been hearing about on the news I took this picture about 100 feet from the Arctic Fox. My view of this direction is blocked by the outdoor stadium and grandstands so I didn't even know what was going on until my daughter called me this morning to see if I was safe. I believe I'm safe, but I pulled my truck around in front of the Arctic Fox and backed in just in case .
I went to the office this morning and re-upped for two more days so hopefully, I'll be leaving here Monday morning. And since Saturday is the first day of summer I guess I'll be able to say that I camped in Tucson during the summer.
I've been doing some cleaning up, and I vacuumed yesterday. I don't vacuum very often mostly because it's a little difficult to get the vacuum cleaner out of its storage cubby and reassemble the parts I have to remove to get it to fit in the cubby. The Arctic Fox 27–5L comes with an optional built-in vacuum but I chose not to get it because I don't use it that often, and if I remember correctly it cost more than a high-quality vacuum cleaner.
I took my toaster oven off the kitchen counter and stored it away, I don't think I'll need it in the short time I'll be here, it might be a long time before I plug-in again and it's of no use when I'm boondocking. When I'm staying in my daughter's yard in Denver I don't have hookups. I have access to water when I need it, and I tow the Arctic Fox to the state park near her house when I have to dump my tanks, but I'm not hooked up to electricity so I live on solar the whole summer just like I do when I'm boondocking, so my toaster oven might not be used again until next fall.
You know every time I think about being able to live without plugging into an electric outlet it never ceases to amaze me. One of the reasons for that is my ability to move and live where the temperatures are reasonable. Most of the time that works, but this time due to the Bat flu it didn't and I got caught too far south to be able to deal with the heat without an air conditioner so I had to pay for a campground.
But that's okay, I didn't start my full-timing life with a rule to boondock every single day, in fact I don't have any self-imposed rules at all, but I do have a goal which is to be happy as I can every day and for me one of the ways to achieve that is to boondock as much as possible because I enjoy the challenges of that lifestyle, and much prefer it to living in an RV Park. But I try to keep my full-timing life as adaptable as possible so I can stay in an RV Park if I need to, and boondock long term if I want to.
So having an RV that is just as comfortable boondocking as it is hooked up to shore power is the key to being adaptable, and adaptability is one of the keys to freedom, and freedom is the key to being a happy camper.
This Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call flew right over my head the other day.
For my readers edification I present this seldom seen bird, which is the aptly named "Seldom Seen Brown Footed Booby". The SSBFB as we bird experts call it is a second cousin once removed of the more famous Blue Footed Booby, which is the uncle of the Lesser Red Footed Pelican which lives on the Texas Gulf coast amongst the huge herds of Pigeon Toed Penguins that winter there.
The Seldom Seen Brown Footed Booby has a very narrow range consisting mostly of the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson Arizona, and are often spotted riding the carousel during the County fair. Their diet consist mostly of grubs, earthworms, popcorn, cotton candy, funnel cakes, and Italian sausage.
Not much is known about these birds because there's so many of them nobody cares. But if you happen to be in Tucson Arizona keep an eye out for this seldom seen bird, you can even pet them because there all too fat to fly.