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Thursday, February 25, 2016, Valley Vista RV Resort, Benson, AZ, Day 2 & Dragoon Rocks, 0 Miles, 4,422.2 Miles for the Trip

Well, it did get cool overnight, it was 32°F at 5:30AM. No problems with the waterline or sleeping warm - the electric heater did fine. I did have a minor problem around 7:00AM - my Progressive Industries EMS-HW30 kicked off the electricity because the input voltage dropped below 105V. Most of the drop was at the pedestal - the Sunblocker next to me probably fired up the electric side of his heat pump & we both feed from the same post. My electric water heater had kicked on, drawing 10 amps. The rest of the trailer even with the electric heater was only drawing 7 amps. The total of 17 amps was enough to kick out the EMS. I'm glad I added an interior switch for the 120V side of the water heater - saved going outside where the built in switch is located.

After breakfast I did the usual forum & blog reading, then headed to Dragoon to photograph the rocks in Texas Canyon. I never found the trail head for hiking through the rocks, only posted signs for ranches in the area, so the few photos are from the road. A great view of the rocks is available at the west bound rest stop, however it was closed, and blocked off so you couldn't stop for photos.

Dragoon Rocks


After that it was back to the campground to do laundry. I was tempted to hit the swimming pool, but it is really too small to do laps. After turning around I'd only get one stroke before I reached the other side!

I did some reading of one of the few J. A. Jance novels I haven't already read. Found a hard cover copy at the campground exchange library. Her Joanna Brady novels should really all be read in order since they follow the life of a woman sheriff of Cochise County (The Arizona county where I'm currently located). While it is nice to fill in the holes, knowing what will happen in the future takes a little away. In any case, I don't think I'm missing too many more...

Dinner was a turkey Bubba Burger, broccoli & sauce pan beans.

Until tomorrow -

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