When I'm boondocking the Arctic Fox looks so big, but when I get around real RVs it looks tiny.
I didn't actually leave a building, I just left Box Wash. I went back to Ben Avery's gun range near Phoenix and checked into a full hookup site at the Trap range.
I haven't had any hookups for months and it's such a wonderful feeling to be able to use all the water I want, all the electricity I want, run my little electric heater, and my toaster oven if I want to, and best of all have all the free Internet that I can use.
When you stay in RV parks most of the time you get used to all that so its nothing special, but when a moldy old boondocker comes to town things like that are a real luxury. But I will still be just as happy to leave here in a week and get back to the boondocks.
Having hookups and free Internet will allow me to do some things that are difficult to do while boondocking. I've been putting off a couple of large downloads because they would put a strain on my phone data plan, one of which is a big update for my Garman GPS, and the others a firmware update for my phone. I will also be able to turn on my air conditioner and give it some exercise. Machines like that sitting around unused is not a good thing so they need to be turned on every once in a while, and the same goes for the house furnace.
I haven't been to a Walmart in about a month and I think I'm having withdrawal symptoms. I'm really looking forward to looking at price tags that don't give me sticker shock, and being able to buy more than just groceries without going to another store.
But I came back here to go to some motorcycle shops and kick a few tires which I will start doing tomorrow. Its become apparent that trials bikes are not easy to find mostly because very few people buy them, but there are a few stores in Phoenix that sell them but I think in smaller towns it would be kind of hopeless.
If everything works out Santa Claus might be bringing me a new motorcycle for Christmas and that puts me in the Christmas spirit just thinking about it, but not enough to listen to anymore Christmas music, I'm sick of it already.