I've been complaining about how hot it's been in Pueblo for the last couple of weeks but now its beyond hot, now it's miserable. But Boondork why don't you just turn up the air conditioner? Well it's because I don't have any air-conditioning. The RV Park gave me a special deal where I am basically boondocked with no hookups for a dramatically discounted rate. And at the time that was fine with me because I didn't realize it was going to get up to a 100° before I left. But here it is the middle of June and Sunday it's supposed to get up to 105°.
Now I'm not supposed to be here Sunday in fact I'm supposed to leave Friday morning but the motorcycle rack hasn't been welded to the Arctic Fox yet so I still have no way of carrying the Yamaha WR450. I'm hoping it will be done before Friday morning but if it's not I'm going to have to plug in and run the air conditioner because this weekend is going to be hotter than I can stand.
The hot weather and the afternoon storms has kept me from doing much of anything. Usually I will get outside about 8 o'clock and walk around the RV Park for half an hour because the weather's nice in the morning. If I need anything from town I'll do that in the morning and try to get back to the Arctic Fox before lunch. I don't like to leave the windows open on the trailer while I'm gone so I have to get back early to get the Arctic Fox opened up and all the vent fans on before it starts heating up. If I don't do that it will be hotter in the Arctic Fox than it is outside. And then, thanks to the Arctic Fox's excellent insulation, it will hold the heat well into the night which doesn't make trying to get to sleep much fun.
I've been hoping for the best so I've started looking for places to stay once I get up into the mountains. I was hoping to get a national forest developed campsite for a few days and spend that time looking for Boondocking spots. Since I have a geezer pass the developed sites are $10 or less a night but a lot of them are too shaded for my solar panels to be much help. I know there's a lot of Boondocking spots where I'm planning on going but I feel safer if I can check out the road conditions before I pull the Arctic Fox down them.
I've got a lot of packing to do before I can leave. it's amazing how much my stuff spreads out when I stay in a place for a month. If I'm going to be leaving in two weeks, like I have to do when I'm Boondocking on BLM land, I can pack up and be ready to leave in less than an hour. but this time I think it's going to take half a day, off and on, to get ready. I would like to do some laundry before I leave. I did a couple of loads of colors the other day but I'm going to have to take my white stuff to a laundromat somewhere because the well water here turns white stuff kind of orange.
All in all it will feel good to get back in the mountains again. 75° days and 55° nights sound like heaven to me right now. I just hope it happens soon because next week it looks like Pueblo is going to be about 100° every day.