Terry and I both spent many years living in the desert of Arizona before we moved up to the White Mountains, which was prior to our becoming fulltime RVers. And anybody who has ever been there knows that it gets terribly hot for months on end in the late spring, all summer long, and into the early fall. But folks always say that it’s okay because it’s a dry heat. My response to that has always been that is dry inside an oven, too, but I don’t want to spend any time there, either.
Here in Florida, on the other hand, it’s a wet heat. Humidity is almost like a living, breathing entity and you can’t ignore it. It won’t let you, even if you try. But, during our last four months in northern Indiana it was also hot and humid. Maybe not quite as humid as here, but there wasn’t really that much difference. There were a lot of days when we didn’t go out much at all while we were in Elkhart because it was just too hot and humid. Just like there were many days when we lived in the desert that we didn’t go out because it was too hot, even if it was dry. In all three places, Arizona, Elkhart, and here in Florida, folks leave their air-conditioned homes (or RVs) and get into their air-conditioned cars, and drive to air-conditioned stores. So yeah, it’s a wet heat, but tolerable. Then again, we probably won’t be here in July and August.
When we stopped at the Flying J in St. Augustine the other day, I noticed that they now have this control box for the dump station. I have not seen it at any other Flying J yet, though I do know they started charging to dump RV holding tanks a while back.
We know some folks who were pretty upset by that, but I disagree. It costs money to install and maintain a dump station. Why should it be free? Most Flying Js have dedicated RV fuel islands, most will let you park overnight and have dedicated RV parking lanes (even though all too often cars are parked there anyway because people can’t or choose not to read the RV Parking Only signs painted on the pavement), and where else can you spend a night and hear an announcement that “Shower Number Three is now available?” If you have ever spent a night dry camping at a Flying J, you know what I’m talking about.
While we were getting fuel we saw an eighteen wheeler pulling a trailer filled with used propane tanks. Take a look at some of these things. I’m thinking if your propane tank has that much rust on it, you’re way overdue for replacement!
If you are a fan of my buddy Billy Kring’s books (and if you’re not, you should be) I have great news for you. Billy just released his latest book in his Ronny Baca Mystery series, Bad Moon Rising. Be sure to get your copy, it is a fine read, like all of Billy’s books are.
Speaking of books, it’s Thursday, which means it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Ken Rossignol’s Pirate Trials: Famous Murderous Pirates Book Series: THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES of FAMOUS and SUNDRY PIRATES. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – Anger is the emotion that makes your mouth work twice as fast as your mind.