I spent some time yesterday on the Internet looking for a way to get back to Denver when my current camping spot expires this weekend. I found a few commercial campgrounds that were open but some of them weren't allowing any new campers to register, and most of them didn't mention on their website whether they were actually available or not. I have found that some RV parks are rather lackadaisical in updating their website so It's probably smarter to call than trust their website
I got some current information on the Internet about overnight parking at a couple of Walmarts that are along my route back to Colorado and it appeared that one Walmart was allowing overnight parking and the other one was not even though it had in the past. All the other Walmarts I checked didn't have any information without actually calling which I would do before I leave. So for me things are still looking iffy at best.
But now it looks like a whole new problem has arisen and I've got to take into consideration the effect of these nationwide riots may have on me as I travel. I don't think they would be a problem in the areas I would be driving through but its not unheard of to have these people blocking roads, even the interstates to harass people as much as possible. I'm hoping things will calm down dramatically before I would have to leave this weekend, but if it hasn't I'll have to re-up for another week and hope things with the Bat flu, and the rioting improves.
In an effort to continue educating my readers about birds, I will again dip into my vast storehouse of knowledge regarding everything there is to know about birds, and introduce you to this extremely rare Lesser Sonoran One Eyed Goober Pecker.
These rare birds are extremely difficult to photograph because they only fly in complete darkness on moonless nights, and since they have one eye they only fly in circles.
There's but a handful of mating pairs of the One Eyed Goober Peckers left in the Sonoran Desert and their not expected to last much longer. It seems that the males have no left eye so they fly clockwise, and the females have no right eye so they fly counterclockwise. Which means that during mating season they seldom get together and if they do its usually a head on crash and for the remainder of the mating season the female complains of having a headache.
There's a group of volunteer RVers that come to the desert every mating season and try to put tiny little helmets on the Goober Pecker's heads but so far their well-intentioned but amazingly silly Idea has not shown much promise.
One of these class "A's" that looks like a moving van pulled into the RV Park a while back. I thought it was an interesting looking trailer he's pulling, it's short, tall, and has three axles, which would suggest he's pulling something heavy. I don't see a toad so there's probably one of those in the trailer but the trailer sure is heavy duty just to have a toad in it. Maybe It's full of gold. Or his antique car battery collection. Could be he's one of those toilet paper hoarders, I imagine 15 or 20,000 rolls of toilet paper could get kind of heavy.
I can remember a time when I would just walk over and ask, and he would probably hand me a beer and tell me his story. But these are strange days we live in and he might have the Bat flu, or be an anarchist with a trailer full of Molotov cocktails headed for a town near me.
So I walk on realizing that chance meetings of people that live where RVs gather is the way friends are made, but that way of life may be no more.