I was poised to ask for an e-reader for my birthday, and then I got my hands on one in Walmart. Annie thought it would be smart for me to put my fingerprints all over one before I chose, and Annie knew best. I was disappointed. The store had a bright light shining on the merch, and I couldn't see a thing. A GLARE-ing flaw. The e-ink guys are supposed to be awesome in bright light, but not so great in dim. That leaves out reading in the sunshine, in the shade, or at night. That leaves reading inside, during the day, kinda like I can already do with a book.
Maybe I'm being peevish? Tell me what you love about your e-reader, please. Would you choose a color display? Do you like the e-ink? Do you get glare when you read outside?
We just left a boondocking spot we found in Marianne's guides to boondocking. If you'd like to check it out, we were here. The Coconino National Forest is developing a rep among boondockers as being hard-nosed. I can't say fair or foul about that yet. This spot happened to be right on the path of NFS rangers as they drove to the Work Center, but we weren't hassled at all even though we were there sixteen days. Some say it helps not to look like squatters, so we never let ourselves be seen squatting. I didn't even hang up BVDs, so circumspect were we.
The road is paved at this point, and for a Forest Service road it was pretty busy. Down the road half a mile is a picnic area with free parking and easy access to Beaver Creek. Garbage cans are plentiful. There are port-a-potties, if you can avail yourself of that sort of thing. These things are situated so as to be useful to the "campground" there, which has about ten spots. There are no amenities there, either, except that you're allowed to pay $16/night, $24 if you also bring a car.
This area has great trails, great non-trails, petroglyphs, geocaches, canyons, creeks, and cacti. You are very close to the Village of Oak Creek and Sedona. And cowboys.
Our new spot: