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Gilbert Ray County Campground, Tucson, AZ - Day 36

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Monday, November 20, 2023 - Gilbert Ray County Campground, Tucson, AZ, Day 5 - 0 Miles, 3,060.5 Miles for the trip

Another cool night, hitting 44°F at 7:00AM. I went around the "A" loop during my morning walk and there were around 5 RVs in the loop with reservations for more. Most of the sites are available although a few are blocked off, mostly because the gravel is still not level.

After breakfast I read on line for a bit, then headed out to Safeway for coffee & water.

Back at the trailer I sat outside with the camera, then did some reading. I finished The High Ground by Ben Rehder. I like his ideas, but even though Buck Fever, his first novel was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, I find his writing style somewhat lacking, particularly after reading an excellent author such as Ellis Peters. This was his 24th novel, so he certainly is not a beginner. In any case, I started another British author - Kyril Bonfiglioli's Don't Point That Thing At Me. He wrote four books featuring art dealer Charlie Mortdecai that are "interesting". Not sure I'll venture into the other three, but they are available at the NYPL.

Gila Woodpecker Costa's Hummingbird Cactus Wren

While the sky is cloudless, it is only 64°F outside with a fairly constant wind, so sitting outside is only tolerable if you are in the sun. Eventually, I felt both fried by the sun & windblown, so it was back inside.

Dinner was the leftover shrimp & noodles.

Until Tomorrow -


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