Miles today: 287.7 Miles total: 2121
Weather: low 90s – low 100s, evening lightning
Sitting here watching a lightning storm off to the west while I’m writing this tonight. Really don’t get this kind of weather very often back home, so it is kinda fun to watch. Unfortunately my view is a bit obscured by some trees.
Today was a fairly short day. We made it to Deming, New Mexico. Had some “interesting” wind gusts on the border of Arizona and New Mexico. Got lousy gas mileage on my last fill up – 6.5 mpg. I think this is due to cruising at 75 mph and because I’ve been running the generator so much (at least 2 hrs on that tank). We use the generator quite a bit. Every time we stop, we fire it up to run the big air conditioner.
The big problem in this heat has been the holding tank. Man did it smell ripe today. Once we got to the rv park today, I dumped it, filled it with water, and then filled it again. I’m also trying a new brand of chemical, so hopefully tomorrow won’t be quite as bad.