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Gilbert Ray County Campground, Tucson, AZ - Day 35

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Sunday, November 19, 2023 - Gilbert Ray County Campground, Tucson, AZ, Day 4 - 0 Miles, 3,060.5 Miles for the trip

It did cool off enough overnight to run the electric disk furnace more than once; 51°F by morning.

During my morning walk I discovered that the A section was open. No RVs in it but a couple of sites had reserved stickers. The new electrical boxes are nice, but the old 30 amp only ones worked fine for me & the update added $15.00 per night to the cost.

Mid Air Verdin Verdin Costa's Hummingbird? Costa's Hummingbird?
Costa's Hummingbird? Costa's Hummingbird Costa's Hummingbird The Section A Winter Hosts

A cool day, only getting up to 70°F, lots of sun, and a fairly strong cool breeze. I sat outside for a bit playing with the new Z8 camera. The images with a question mark are ones that iBird Photo Sleuth was less than 50% sure of. The Verdin images are much harder to catch than the hummingbirds since they don't stand still in mid air. After downloading the images to Lightroom, I took a shower, the first trailer shower of the trip. While I find there is plenty of room to shower in the Escape 21 bathroom and I have room in the gray tank, since it is a wet bath I generally spend far more time wiping the bathroom & toilet dry than I do showering. Still, it did remove a layer of dust from the walls (and me).

I finally finished book #12 of 13 of the Ellis Peter's Detective Felse series. The only one I have left to read is A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs, which is on hold at the NY Public Library with a expected 2 week availability. That will be the total of the series since the author, Ellis Peters, who I thought was a man is actually Edith Mary Pargeter, who died in 1995. Of course there is also at least that many of her Cadfael series featuring medieval monastics in Britain. I've read a couple of them already. I just started The High Ground by Ben Rehder, finished Priest, an audio book by Gerard O'Donovan, and downloaded The Stolen Coast, an audio book by Dwyer Murphy.

I sat outside and read for a bit, but the wind was a little too much, so back in the trailer around 3:30.

Dinner was Knorr's Chicken with Broccoli Pasta side with added shrimp.

After dinner I walked around the campground taking some cactus photos. As I hit the entrance to section A I met the regular winter hosts - they are in an Escape 19 in site #1. We chatted for a bit then I headed back to the trailer.

Cactus Cactus Cactus Cactus

Until Tomorrow -


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