I woke up at 5 a.m. (temporarily, thank goodness!) and decided to go out and look at the stars while the sky is still pretty dark. I am NOT afraid of the dark, but I am usually all buttoned up in the camper by the time it gets here. So OK, I do admit to a little pang of angst when opening the door……hoping the Bogeyman wasn’t waiting to pounce. Thankfully he must have been off scaring someone else, so I went outside. Oh MY!! So many millions of stars, and so bright!! I sat in the lawn chair for awhile just soaking it up. Some Northern Lights would have been icing on the cake, but they didn’t make an appearance. Still….just the stars are so amazing! I’m going to have to do this more often. I just checked and there’s a “Watch” for northern lights for the next 2 days, so maybe I’ll get lucky again.
Since my time here is coming to an end (sob!) I started making a list of things on the camper that need to be fixed or modified. Already there are 20 things on the list! Plus the whole rig, car and camper, really need to be completely emptied and repacked for the winter in AZ. Ugh! It sounds an awful lot like Work.
I love the plastic bins I’m using in to organize the car. They are completely weatherproof and the perfect size to sit side by side in the back. http://amzn.to/1WbJzNk Wow, they just went up in price, they were $72 for 4 when I bought them in May! Anyway, they are GREAT boxes. My only complaint is that they do not hold up to being run over by a car. (I don’t wanna talk about it)
I’m really glad I had this summer to really figure out what I do & don’t need for the future. When I go to AZ I’ll be out for possible 10 months (!) because I’ll probably go right from there back up here to Mich. for next summer, so need to have all the right things and none of the wrong things. I actually did pretty well this trip but there are some things that need to be changed; for one thing I would like to find space for a 5-day cooler to increase the amount of refrigerator food I can take. I’d like to be able to go for 14 days without going to town, and my tiny 1.9 cu. ft fridge (with no freezer) just isn’t nearly big enough. I also will need a way to carry more water; right now I only take 4 gallons. And I have a whole box of “JustinCase” stuff that I never used, so maybe I could whittle down some of that stuff.