One of the reasons we wanted to come to this area at this time of year is that it is right at the end of the rainy season so everything is green and lush. The last two times we were here it was February/March and with so little rain over the winter things are very dry at that time.
We did a little cleaning in the morning, and I read my book. After lunch, Barb and Sal suggested we go for a walk on a new trail they had found in the hills behind the RV park.
Ruth and the wildflowers
Hiking up behind the village of Valle de Juarez
This guy was bringing a load of firewood down the trail!
Lots of wildflowers in bloom
The fields are full of pretty flowers
Neat colors on this dung beetle
Yet another pretty bloom
This little old lady lives beside the beginning of the trail.
Sal picked some flowers for her.
We had such a good afternoon. In the evening, Ruth made a lasagna and Barb and Sal joined us for dinner. Had another good sleep last night, and the sun is shining bright again today. I'm experimenting with running the refrigerator off the electricity produced by our solar panels. So far, it's cool enough at night that we shut the fridge right off, and then fire it up on propane when we get up. As soon as the batteries are fully charged from the sun, I switch it over to electric for the afternoon when we have lots of solar. Each site here has metered electric (the way EVERY campground should be!) and we haven't plugged in yet, although I may plug the fridge in for a couple of days just to see how much it would cost versus running it on propane. More out of curiosity than anything else.
We get lots of amps going into the batteries here because the temperature is reasonable and the sky is so clear. Our three 80W solar panels are rated at maximum 4.9 amps each, but occasionally we exceed that under ideal conditions.