It's time to leave the Valley of Fires and continue southering. ("Northering" seems to be a word, so why not?) Today a short hop down to an interesting-looking petroglyph site near Tularosa, and then on down to Rockhound state park just south of Deming for a couple of days. Perhaps a stop at the White Sands Missile Range museum along the way. Saturday, a long-ish haul almost due west for home in Tucson.
As expected, the weather has been a factor the last few days. Cool, windy, cloudy, intermittent rain. Occasional thunder. For this solo traveler, that means lots of time curled up with a good book and NPR or music. Having unlimited electricity and water is so great!
I don't have unlimited data for internet access via the laptop, but I do have unlimited ATT data for the phone. That meant that I spent almost all of my on-line time on my iPhone. Today I have enough data left in my plan, which provides 10 gigs a month, to use the laptop a bit. And tomorrow, the plan "recharges" and I get another 10 gigs to pay with. More than enough to get me home in a few days!
The grey, lowering skies aren't what I'm used to here in the Southwest. Last evening, the darkness got to me, so I turned on almost every light in the rig. Felt much better! So did using the Beast's built-in "furnace:" Gas-fired forced hot air. Neither of these would be a good idea running off just batteries, to say the least!
The clouds have parted, and sunrise is happening. Time for a short pre-breakfast stroll, leaning into the wind.