Today dawned bright, sunny, and a little chilly, but that was gone by 10 o'clock and it was T-shirt weather again. Looking at the 10 day weather forecast it looks like tomorrow is going to be in the 60s but the remaining nine days are going to be in the 70s and 80s, so it looks like maybe Spring is finally here, the weather is going to get back to sunny and warm, and with any luck at all stay that way.
Some of my neighbors have been slowly drifting away over the last few days so now there's only four of us here, which makes this place a lot more appealing to me than it was when there was eight or ten of us. I had been considering moving down the road to a another boondocking area but with this area thinning out the way it has I'm much more comfortable here now. Not that it was bad before because it was well within my tolerance levels, but I think having 40 acres of boondocking area and four people staying there is just about right.
There are some places where I like to be boondocked by myself. But this close to the Mexican border, and with all the weird things going on around the border, I feel better if there's a few people in my general area if for no other reason than to deter someone from breaking into the Arctic Fox while I'm gone. In most places I don't feel that is a concern and don't worry about it. But this close to the border and with all of the illegals coming through this area I feel there's a greater chance of me becoming a victim.
One of the ways I use to determine how active an area is with people illegally crossing the border are the amount of Border Patrol agents I see, and around here I see Border Patrol agents everywhere. My assumption being that the Border Patrol doesn't have enough manpower to be everywhere so they concentrate on the areas of the biggest problems, so when I see Border Patrol agents in the grocery store, driving down the street, parked on a hill, parked in the bushes, I'm assuming their there because they need to be there, and that's a sign for me to be alert.
Now just so I don't scare anybody off bear in mind that if I didn't feel safe I would not be here. I've been coming to the Arizona deserts for a long time and have never been harmed, I've never had anything stolen, and I've never moved because I didn't feel safe. I feel far less safe in and around a big city than I do near the Mexican border, which is why I come here all the time and avoid big cities if at all possible.
Another tiny desert wildflower.
Nearby desert hills.
A herd of horses wandered through the boondocking area. Maybe they have memories of the rodeo and wanted to see what was going on. Most of this area around here is open range so I see livestock walking down the road every now and then.