it was cloudy for most of the day yesterday but the solar panels still managed to charge up the batteries to 14.3 volts which is the maximum my Solar controller is set for.
Well now that I'm done with the somewhat mildly interesting tour of the Ajo Scenic Loop Road I'm now left with nothing to write about except my mundane normal life which most of the time is extremely difficult to squeeze anything of interest out of.
Today I went to the Shell gas station near downtown and refilled one of my propane tanks, and then went to the grocery store and bought a few groceries... That's it. That was pretty much the sum total of my day.
If that shows anything it shows that for most folks that live full-time in an RV, after a few years of visiting the places you want to visit, seeing the sights you want to see, and doing the things you want to do, you settle down into living what most people would recognize as a "normal" retired life, the biggest difference being, the neighborhood your in, and the people in it can change whenever you feel like hitching up and leaving........Or your worthless busybody neighbors sign a bogus, illegal and kind of unenforceable, petition requesting that you be gone by the next morning....or else.
Now don't underestimate the subtle beauty of that statement and how annoying neighbors can affect your life. How many neighbors have ended up in Court over barking dogs, overhanging tree limbs, trashy yards, and all-night parties? Well... I for one, but I settled out of court by getting rid of the dogs, buying a chainsaw, cleaning up the yard, and turning off the music before 12. But nonetheless I'll bet my neighbor would've been very happy if he had been a full-time RVer and could've hitched up and left.
But other than being able to leave whenever you want if you're a boondocker, or when you're lot rent is up if you pay to stay, being a full timer is about the same as living in a non-mobile home. There's still groceries to buy, laundry to do, maintenance to catch up on, and bills to ignore, just like a normal stationary life.
So if you think that living in an RV is going to be all fun and frivolity, without a care in the world, bouncing from adventure to adventure, and national Park to national Park your going to be severely disappointed, especially if you park near me because I've got my dogs back from the Vietnamese restaurant I gave them to, you might find my trash bags in the back of your truck, and the party never stops.
F-16 flying into the sun
it was a cloudy sunrise over the old rodeo grounds yesterday morning