We’re in Madera Canyon for a few days, at Bog Springs Campground. $5 a night with the Geezer Pass, it’s got everything you’d want except electricity. It’s about 45 miles south of Tucson and way warmer than we have been! I didn’t even run any heat last night and kept warm…I think the low was close to 40 degrees, and it was a bit over 50 degrees in the camper. There are lots of huge rocks and trees here and it’s a huge birdwatching area. When we got here yesterday it was deserted but now there are a few more campers and quite a few hikers and birdwatchers.
Yesterday is was overcast when I got here so I didn’t know which was a good campsite for the solar panel, but I chose one that had the wind going the right way. I kept the camper hooked to the car and paid for only one night, in case I wanted to move today. The site goes downhill so the camper was VERY slanted; in fact I’m really surprised the refrigerator worked, it was so off-level. And it turns out, it’s not a great site for the solar panel but I just don’t feel like packing up and moving, so I booked it for an additional 3 nights. I just have to get up and move the panel several times a day as the sun moved behind the trees. It’ll be fine.
From here I can go to Tombstone, Bisbee and the areas south of Tucson. For today Roxie and I are just relaxing. She’s finally got her happy on again, now that we’re not driving long distances every day. She has a special happy dance, playfully running helter-skelter in every direction with joy. I love to see her do that, and it was missing for that week that we were travelling daily. It’s nice to just sit and do nothing!
There’s a halfway decent wifi signal here; both Verizon and ATT but it comes and goes. Usually by the time I see there’s 2 bars and get out the computer, it’s already gone. But I’m happy to get anything at all, this far from a town.