The muggies are back, the temperature climbed fast all day and the humidity came with it. I went for a long walk this morning before it got too hot.
Instead of just walking in the Famcamp area, I went down the road outside the immediate area. It's wooded but not thick. I heard a growling noise and rustling in the bushes to my left. My first thought was a bear, but I know there are no bears on base (or was hoping?). I stood still for a bit trying to see what was growling; I knew it wasn't something little. The sound stopped, so I started walking and saw movement to the left and up in the air came a deer. It was a doe and she ran right in front of me. She went across the road and stopped in some brush to the right. We had a staring contest. I finally got tired of just standing there, so I went on and she growled at me some more. I had my camera with me and got these two pictures.
This was my first time that I can remember that I was in the wild with a deer. I've seen them in zoos and at a distance from a car, but never out in the open while on foot.
I took other pictures on my walk. There's a paved running path around the perimeter of the base, about 6 1/2 miles long. It runs near our campground. There are also brooks and a little dam near the campground.
The dam has a little outlet that can be opened and closed for flooding.
Jim went on his walk later in the day. We usually do our walks separately because Jim walks a lot farther and faster than me. He ran a lot in his active duty military days, and although his knees won't let him run any more, he tries to maintain a fast walking pace.
Yesterday we washed both vehicles to get them clean for traveling. Today we cleaned the RV, inside and out. It took me 35 minutes to clean everything inside (a lot quicker than cleaning the condo we used to live in). I repacked a couple cabinets because I knew items would shift too much on the trip to Indy.
Jim worked outside checking all he tires and installing the Pressure Pro tire monitoring system. He also cleaned and lubricated the slide motors and the legs of the Big Foot leveling system.
I keep noticing a pipe from the propane area that is looking rusty. I worry a lot so keep wondering if that's normal. I just hope it doesn't rust through and give us problems.
We got everything done before it got too hot. We're settled in for the evening to watch the NASCAR race. We'll be with the kids all day tomorrow. Our last time with them this year. We'll be back next year.