A Song In My Head

My tarp doesn't cover much of Minnie

My tarp doesn’t cover much of Minnie

Should I go or should I stay? The question weighs heavily on my mind. I’m not liking the temperatures my fellow campers and I have endured here in Cottonwood for the last couple of days, but a check of the weather app says much cooler temps on the way for next week. I was thinking of going up on the Mogollon Rim next week but may have to rethink. Some places are forecast to be in the low 60’s with nighttime temps below freezing.

My 14-day stay limit will be up on Monday. I don’t think anyone is checking or cares for that matter. The only problem will be my tanks. My holding tanks are fine, and if I had to I could dump a little wash water out here in the desert and no one would even know, but fresh water is becoming a problem. I have checked all over in Cottonwood for potable water to replenish my supply but so far struck out. There is a place 15 miles east of here that has dump and water, and if I have to drive there and refill, I probably will keep going to some other place.

Yesterday I walked down the road that runs by this campground all the way to the Verde River. It was probably only a couple miles there, but the road was steep and I got a good workout coming back up. I have met several other campers while wandering around the campground. There are three ladies about my age that are living and traveling in vans. They are all tied loosely to the vandweller group known as Rubber Tramps and led by their guru Bob Wells. I like some of the things Bob says but told them he sometimes goes off the deep end with his antiestablishment philosophy and rhetoric. They agreed with me wholeheartedly and said they often tell him to tone it down.

That’s about it. Everything is working OK. I have more electricity than I know what to do with. Food is cold. Generator and toaster makes me waffles most mornings. Saving my money. Lots of sentence fragments for the grammar police.

6 Responses to “A Song In My Head”

  1. Daryl says:

    Are you getting all the electricity you need from solar, or do you need to run the generator?

  2. Donna says:

    I don’t think any grammar police read your blog. Have you had a chance to read any of kimbopolo’s blog yet?

  3. dale says:

    I have read some of her posts. It is hard to relate to someone that has a $50,000 Roadtrek.I have just read her earlier posts where she stays in campgrounds all the time.

    Daryl, my batteries are fully charged by noon. If I played PS3 late into the night I could kill them. I have plenty for TV and lights.

  4. Dick says:

    Over 100 here today. Yuck.

  5. Daryl says:

    Sounds like you could use another battery, though I guess not playing PS3 is not a big deprivation.
    You need a12 volt air conditioner. Maybe you could run a swamp cooler with your grey water

  6. Daryl says:

    Did you stay, or did you leave?

    We got a little rain down here, so I’m assuming you got a lot up there.

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