This time I was ready for Kali Cat and her barf/poop and just generally bad riding issues. She did both. At least the poop was in the box, but it sure did smell! And when she barfed, it was on the pee pads that I had down on the floor. So cleanup was minimal.
After I got back and got settled back in to our spot, I hopped in the car and went to town again. This time I filled my drinking water bottles, hit the post office and went to the dented can tent across from the post office. I also stopped at the Chamber of Commerce and grabbed some literature, and then headed off to try to find the RTR camp. No luck there. I hadn’t brought the map and directions with me. I will try again. This time I took a picture of the map and have the gps coordinates.
Last night I tried out my new grill. Cooking with charcoal has a learning curve. This time I got them to burn pretty well, but I didn’t use enough and it took forever for my steak to cook and my squash was only cooked on one side. I will have to re cook that later. The grill worked just fine and I dumped the coals in the fire pit when I was done. The steak was very good. I used a new spice I picked up of chili and garlic and added some lime juice for a little marinade.
Today I think I am going to go to Crystal Hill for a short hike and to see if I can find some crystals worth collecting. It is in the corner of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge about five miles from here. http://www.fws.gov/refuge/kofa/
I have also joined a 52 week photography challenge and this week’s piece is on the rule of thirds. I’m sure I already have something I can use, but want to get some new pics. Haven’t decided if I am going to take both cameras or just one. They are extra poundage.
I need to put together a small hiking pack. I got a lumbar pack at Salvation Army last week for a buck, used it when I climbed Q Mtn. It will have to do. For now. The price was right. But will continue to look for a better solution and maybe a better water bottle too. I will look at the packs at LL Bean, maybe a hydration pack would be a good idea.
Well, I guess that is about it. I would like to get an early start for a change. I also need to get rid of my garbage before I head out.
The view of the moon through the screen house wall early this morning.