The business side of an F-16 flying overhead. for some reason this one decided to fly right over the top of me today.
It got pretty chilly last night so I turned on my furnace before I went to bed and set it for 55° so it would keep the pipes in the basement from freezing. It was overcast this morning when I got up, and I'm not sure if it made it up to 60° today but it's supposed to be back into the 70s by the weekend.
Things are still peaceful and quiet here at the old rodeo arena and it appears that the RV population has stabilized since it's been several days since I've seen anyone else pull in. The main part of the boondocking area looks too crowded for my taste but off to the sides of the main area like where I'm at there's still plenty of room.
I'm glad there are RVers that like to bunch up together, apparently because their all friends, possibly for perceived safety reasons, or maybe they just like somebody else nearby to talk to. But whatever the reason, by having them bunched up together it leaves more open space for folks like me. Such is the wonderment of the RV lifestyle, we all get to live the way we want.
The area that were all boondocking in behind the old rodeo arena is actually the remnants of what used to be the rodeo arena campground. You have to look carefully to see that there were ever individual campsites here but there are a few concrete markers scattered around with site numbers on them that still exist. But other than that the whole area looks basically like a field with some dirt roads running through it, so everyone just parks wherever they want as long as it doesn't block up a road.
Over near the area where I'm boondocked there used to be the dumpsite and water fill site both of which are now closed off and can't be used. I think I mentioned before this area is owned by the county which apparently decided that us old boondocker's were not a liability to have hanging around so they seem to just leave us alone. And even though were only about 3 miles from town I've never seen a county vehicle, a sheriff's vehicle, or a border patrol vehicle ever come through the campground. I don't know how long this will continue to be a free boondocking area, things like that can change any minute but so far it's a great place to stay ..... As long as you're not concerned about the man eating crocodile sized scorpions that are rumored to live in the area.
It was a cloudy day yesterday.
Infrared picture of the old rodeo grounds boondocking area.