In a spontaneous change of plans, we decided to spend this week at Catalina State Park in Tucson, AZ.
Since the decision was last minute, the only spots available were in the overflow section, also known as the Ringtail Loop. Even though it’s dry camping in a dirt parking lot, it’s been surprisingly enjoyable.
We haven’t used a campground shower since our old trailer, so when I read on the Watson’s blog how fantastic the showers were next to overflow, we had to give them a try.
I think maybe only those who take military showers every other day would appreciate them the way we have, but I must admit, they’re pretty glorious.
I did hear from other campers that the showers in their loops aren’t so great, they’re push button without temperature control.
Dinner Last Night:
Butternut Squash, Kale & Sorghum Salad. Sorguhm is a new grain to me, so when I saw this recipe I had to try it.
We had some new friends over for dinner last night and I didn’t realize they were gluten-free. Lucky for all of us, two years ago, sorghum was the next big gluten free grain. The salad was yummy and sorghum tastes like pearled cous cous.
It turns out sorghum can also be popped, so today I gave it a try. It took forever for the kernels to pop, though I think I may have had too many in my pan. It tastes a lot like popcorn, just smaller.
2015 Cost of Camping:
$110.00 thru 2/28
29 night paid camping
29 nights free camping
58 days this year
Total spent: $470
Daily average cost: $8.10