When I returned to the RV I showed Sinbad what I found.
Really? Do you have to set that thing here?
Nearby our camp was this improvised gate designed to keep people from continuing on the road.
The gate was securely locked to keep anyone from opening it.
Now, what is wrong with this arrangement?
When we first arrived at our campsite I immediately went for a short walk leaving the
camera behind which I soon regretted. I walked up over the nearby hill and discovered someone's
“camp” down on the other side. It was a strange set-up. There were no structures except for a
broken down camper off to the side. The guy must have had 10 to 15 handsaws of all types laying
around on boxes, rocks or in the dirt. He had a 50 gallon barrel stuck full of long items like a mop,
fishing poles, crutches (several pairs of different styles) among other scraps of long metal and wood
poles. Another 50 gallon plastic barrel was full of water. There were 5 gallon buckets scattered all
about filled with things you'd have no use for in the desert like plumbing fixtures, door knobs and
hinges. There was even an antique Seagull outboard boat motor lying there in the dirt which is quite
the collectable. Also numerous cases of empty beer bottles including a case of champagne bottles, a
few looking yet uncorked. He had a huge round wire cage where he tossed his empty food tins. I
looked to see what he ate. Most of the cans were Alpo dog food. I hoped he had a dog. Whoever it
was that lived there, it was he who designed that gate and I bet he would be quite interesting person
to talk with. Or maybe not.