Made a quick trip to Discount Solar in “Q” today. I wanted to get an estimate for a system for my TC, but after thinking about it I decided to use the camper as is for now, plug into campground electricity where available and use the genny when I can’t plug in. That’s too much money to spend until I analyze my probable usage for the coming year. I use very few appliances although I might use a couple more if I didn’t have to worry about electric, but I’m not likely to get enough solar power to run appliances.
The folks here at Snowbird West have all kinds of systems hooked up – big solar panels all around their rigs, and lots of batteries. I guess if you lived here 8 months or so out of the year it would be worth it to start accumulating the equipment, but I couldn’t live in the desert for that long, plus it’s difficult to say how much RVing life I have left.
I’ve decided to leave tomorrow and head back to Sacramento. I had thought I would stay at CalExpo while removing and adding items from the camper, with the capability of driving the truck at the same time. My son offered to let me park the rig in their driveway and use his car as needed. He added the comment that he could then “play” with my camper. Gotta watch that boy! Actually I can’t wait for my kids to see it, and I hope they can use it from time to time for their own trips.
The baked potato I had last night was so yummy I am fixing another one with tonight’s supper. I evidently did a good enough job cleaning out the oven because there was no smoke or odor.
A few days ago I bought some film for my Minolta, and I’ve been taking photos with both that and the digital. When I get a roll developed it will be interesting to compare the scenes side by side. You sure can’t beat the quick gratification of being able to import pictures right away onto the computer and see them, but the viewfinder can’t be beat when it comes to seeing the shot you are taking. I’m quite a bit out of practice when it comes to composing though.
Lady is a real champ at traveling and accepting whatever is thrown at her. I think she will be glad to get back to Sacramento and the apartment where she has more room to move around, and I know she will be happy when we are back east and she can roll in soft grass again.