Cold and rainy again. The water trickled down on and off most of the night while we were nestled in bed. It has finally gotten cold enough that I broke down and turned the furnace on during the night. We needed to keep our pets from becoming popsicles during the hours of darkness. With the thermostat set a a balmy 52 degrees the hours of night went quickly. It’s funny how sleeping in the cold messes with your body. Want to have some real vivid dreams that take you on an adventure? Don’t do drugs. Go sleep in a refrigerator.
Katie gets busy with brewing coffee and making breakfast for our day out to the park. I throw on a hoody and a raincoat in order to take care of business. Shirley needs to get her eyeballs fixed so we don’t get pulled over by another park ranger.
The lights for the old cherokee are sealed beam. That means you buy the whole headlight, glass and all, in order to fix the problem. Old school technology that doesn’t exist anymore. I splurged and bought a new set that is much brighter than the cheapy stockers that are in it now. I’ll just swap in the new light and we will be on our way. Or so I thought…
Oh goody. The light wasn’t bad after all. Instead the ground wire in the harness corroded itself into oblivion. Guess I’ll just have to solder that back together so we can go.
It’s finally time to set off and see the park like we wanted too. This place has been on my bucket list since we left on our first trip last year. Let’s see the reason for it’s namesake.
So far the rain has been more of mist and we decide to go for a hike to one of the less visited arches. We make it about a mile in before the heavens let loose on us. You know what? Screw it. We’re here and we are going to keep moving forward.
At the end of every storm is a rainbow they say. This time I’d have to say they were right.
We arrive home late in the afternoon and I get a little stir crazy in the RV. I probably should get out and bash Shirley through some puddles on the sand roads just to make sure the headlight fix is of good workmanship. What a way to end the evening. Life could be worse.