Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Day 113, Monday, February 20, 2017, Jumbo Rocks Campground, Joshua Tree National Park, CA, Day 5

Stars & Taillights
Monday, February 20, 2017, Jumbo Rocks Campground, Joshua Tree National Park, CA, Day 5, 0 Miles, 4,319.1 Miles For the Trip

I took a panorama of the sunset last night. Nothing spectacular, but at least we had one. While the night wasn't much warmer than last night (42°F), it warmed up quickly during the day. A bit windy, but lots of sunshine. I did go out around 9:00 to take a couple of star photos, but my neighbors were still up and at it. The first is interesting - someone across the road from be locked their car & the brake lights flashed during a 20 second exposure. The second didn't have any interruptions, but isn't all that interesting.  Are photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

We can now call the Sites 24 - 41 loop "Fiberglass Row". There is a Casita parked above me & a Trillium below. I met another couple of New Yorkers - it is amazing how many are here in the park. At least 3 RVs and a couple of tent campers. The closest is from about 70 miles from home near Letchworth State Park.

I did my usual walk around the campground before breakfast, and there are finally some empty sites. Lots of packing up & leaving at the end of the long weekend, although there are still new arrivals.

I spent most of the day reading. My current book is James Doss's Three Sisters. An interesting read that, like Tony Hillerman, follows the exploits of native America police; this time the Ute, rather than the Navajo, and a very different style of writing & story telling. I like both authors, having read most of what each has written.

Since I had a good day charging the batteries, (52 amp hours on the solar panel controller) dinner was a microwaved burrito & the rest of the Bush Beans.

Until Tomorrow -

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