It was a much nicer day today, the Sun was shining, it got into the 70s and the mud in my boondocking site is rapidly drying out. What more could you ask for?
I went into town and filled up one of my propane tanks, I've been heating a lot this last week so I didn't get much time out of this tank, I think it lasted less than three weeks. The propane here was $2.65 a gallon which is a much better deal than the propane I bought at Elephant Butte.
While I was in town I filled up the truck with diesel at $2.48 a gallon, and with the summer driving season just starting up I'm sure the fuel prices will be going up with it.
As is normal on the day before I leave I've been doing some packing up and getting things ready to go. Later this afternoon I'll back the truck under the Arctic Fox and get it hooked up and ready to leave in the morning.
As I'm writing this it's about 3 o'clock and I haven't seen any sign that they're going to turn on the water to the campsites yet. I had hoped I was going to be able to fill up my water tank before I left here but it looks like that might not happen.
So in anticipation that there may be no water available when I leave I have developed a cunning plan which I call Plan "B". Plan "B" consists of me not staying overnight at the Trinidad Walmart, and instead continuing another 40 miles to Lathrop state Park in Walsenburg Colorado,
By making this simple change in my plan I will be able to fill up my water tank and dump my holding tanks while spending the night at a Colorado state Park. Now this change in plan will cost me $18 to boondock at the park for a night, it would be more but I have a parks pass, but I was going to have to stay someplace anyway to dump my holding tanks before I get to my Daughter's house in Denver so staying at Lathrop state Park will work out just right.
Unfortunately this is all too often the fate of old buildings
I noticed a lot of old buildings on Railroad Avenue had been modified with garage doors. I guess auto repairs were the most lucrative thing you could do in this now "down and out" area.
I liked the fancy brickwork on the top of this old building. It obviously took a lot of time and a lot of skill to do.