Awhile ago, I wrote a blog post about our hot water heater dripping outside of the trailer. At the time, we learned that it’s a normal thing that happens when the air gap disappears. This happens a lot less frequently now that we’re always boondocking and don’t keep the water heater on full-time.
Yesterday, Brian heard a dripping sound outside. He went to investigate and discovered the water heater was dripping. We followed the steps to resolve the issue and as a result a lot of water was released outside of the trailer.
It turns out that bees in the desert are very thirsty and sensed the water source immediately. Brian took the picture above early on, but after about 15 minutes we had a few hundred bees swarming the water heater.
We didn’t want the bees crawling into anywhere they shouldn’t or telling their queen to come check out our trailer, so Brian put on his makeshift bee-keeper outfit and bravely went outside to shut the water heater door.
After a few hours the water dried up and the bees went away.
Dinner Last Night:
Lentil and chickpea salad with feta and tahini. One of my very favorite spice combinations is cumin and coriander. The quantities in the dressing seemed like a lot so I tasted as I added it in to the dressing and I think I only used about half what was called for. I also used kale instead of the parsley, figuring it would be a little more salad-like. Overall, it was great.
2013 Cost of Camping:
16 nights paid camping
82 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $495.75
Daily average cost of camping: $5.06