It’s worth noting that we’ve seen a Westfalia on the road every single day so far this week. But, still no T2’s.
We had a sweet camping spot on BLM land next to the Colorado river that allowed us to take a dip and cool off when the Utah heat was unbearable. And, I’m already doing campsite repairs. Somehow, my pricey high-power second battery-isolating relay blew out while driving the other day. Now, I just manually jumper a wire across to before we start our driving day.
We didn’t know this, but if you arrive at Arches National Park before opening hours (7:30 AM), there is sign that says to just come on in – no charge. Since you should strongly consider ending your summer day in the park before 10AM, we highly recommend getting here early anyway. Daytime temps are about 110F. It’s hot. There’s no shade. Bring lots of water.
We only did a few short hikes – seriously, there’s no shade here – before heading back into town and deciding on a campsite with a few amenities. We parked next to the RV’ers and tried to fit in. Thing is, nobody was home. All of these folks pull up, unhook their tow vehicle, plug in the RV, turn on the A/C, then drive away in the car. Sometime after dinner, they come back to their chilled RV and go to bed.
I feel like a sucker. We’re sweating outside at a picnic table all day and taking cold showers and throwing water balloons at each other to avoid overheating… and pay the same price as the people pulling kilowatts when they’re not even there. 37 bucks a night! I literally fell asleep on our picnic bench last night since it was just too hot to sleep in the bus. I woke up when they turned on the sprinklers. Clearly, we’re doing it wrong. Time to go…