Blue Skies Over Texas
Back in Texas, we finally saw the sun and were treated to blue skies. Up until this point, we had traveled under constant cloud cover. At the beginning, I loved the moody atmosphere set by the clouds. But, after enough shots were abandoned due to the lack of any color at all, I was ready for some brilliant blue to set off my shots.
Along with bluer skies, we enjoyed a lightening of the bitter cold. Who am I to call Mississippi cold when there are snow storms in Michigan? I’m a truck camper, that’s who. I am a person who looks at wind shield reflectors and thinks: hey, that could also insulate the windows! I am a person who stuffs up drafty gaps with socks. I’m a person who relies on a layer of fiberglass to divide me from the freezing cold outside. I’m a person who sleeps under a down comforter and a sleeping bag with tomorrow’s cloths wedged in between so that they will be the one thing that isn’t freezing next morning when I get dressed. And all this only works if I stay in temperature zones above 20 degrees Fahrenheit. One day, I may have cold weather camping gear. But, until then: “hello, New Mexico!”