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Sunset at the Fairgrounds.
Another hot day well over 100°, with a 10 mph breeze blowing that made it feel like 120. I'm not sure why the wind makes things feel hotter in the desert, in normal places a breeze cools things off, but in the desert, it always feels like the wind is hotter than everything else.
Another thing that catches you by surprise is when you've been driving and the truck is cooled off inside and very comfortable, then you stop at the store, open the truck door and it feels like you just opened the door to the oven and stepped in, it almost takes your breath away.
I'm sure everyone has noticed that my truck is black which is an okay color for living in Colorado because when the sun comes out the dark color helps melt snow and ice off the truck. But black is an extraordinarily bad color for a vehicle in the desert. My truck has a light gray primer under the black color coat so the scratches one gets driving around in the desert, which we desert rats refer to as Arizona racing stripes, show up very prominently when they go through the black paint. The desert dust is also very noticeable laying on the truck, and of course, the heat generated by the sun hitting that black truck has to be experienced to be believed.
I'll probably mosey over to the Fairgrounds office tomorrow to re-up for two days and find out if I'm going to have to change camp sites when the drive-in movie comes to town this weekend. I may want to change sites whether I need to or not because I'm not sure I want to be this close to the people that the movie might bring in. What if it's a bunch of raucous teenagers that want to hang around all night with their friends like I did when I was a raucous teenager. Which reminds me, I wonder when I stopped being a raucous teenager and life stopped being fun? Oh yeah, I remember, Air Force basic training 1965.
What if a bunch of people carrying the Bat flu shows up? I don't want to be anywhere near them. And what if the movie is so bad people start throwing things at the screen? If their aim is slightly off they could easily hit me.
So I think even if they don't want me to move I might hook up and pull over to the main campground that way I'll be out of range of anything going on at the temporary drive-in theater.
I was just wondering, how come a sprinter van conversion that allows you to camp a step or two above roughing it costs $134,000..... But
A Sprinter van that has been turned into a comfortable, relatively luxurious class "C" cost $70,000. I wonder if it has anything to do with one is considered cool and one isn't. I think it would be way cheaper to buy the class "C" put a large rack on top and tie a surfboard, a snowboard, and a kayak to it. That way you could look cool without having to camp cramped up in a van, and at the same time save enough money so you could actually afford to go places to use the surfboard, snow skis, and kayak.