Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hot weather preparations

One of the things we did before heading south was to prepare a bit for hot weather. We purchased vent cushions along with a couple rolls of that foil thin insulation. We cut the thin insulation to fit all our windows, blocking the sun from heating up the trailer. It's easy to put up and take down so we only use it when needed. Wow, what a difference it makes! Of course if we put up the insulation in all the windows it is very dark in the trailer…I think Cheye likes it, kind of puts her in touch with her dog roots of living in a den! ;o) Our air conditioner can keep the trailer wonderfully cool when we have the insulation up, before it only took the temp down about 5 degrees cooler than outside. Good purchases if you’re going to be in hot weather.

Thousand Trails San Benito isn’t particularly picturesque right now, most of the grass is brown as are the surrounding hills so I don’t have a lot of photos of just the park. We have seen some wildlife; a bobcat trotting by our first night here (haven’t seen it since), a number of deer, rabbits, quail and hoards of ground squirrels and gophers. Of course Cheye loves the squirrels and gophers, she lays outside and watches them by the hour…cheap entertainment!

Above: the thin insulation in one window
1. the hills around San Benito when we were here last March
2. the hills around San Benito now
3. the family pool
4. a deer
5. a rabbit

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