We’re winding down to our very last day here at our boondocking spot in Why, AZ. Our 2 weeks are up and we’re feeling the itch to go. What can I say? Once a nomad, always a nomad…you might love a spot and immerse yourself totally in it, but lure of the next hill will always be in your soul. I guess that’s part of why this lifestyle suits me so very much. The time spent here was perfect, in this moment, but the time has come to go.
Before we fly, however, I’ve got to share a few last impressions. The little town of Ajo has definitely struck a cord and the green, lush desert that surrounds it has captured both my heart and my lens.
The last few days we’ve lounged around at our site and snuck a few more trips into town. Our first goal was to see the Ajo Historical Society, a fabulous mish-mash of Ajo history and historical artifacts located in the pretty St. Catherine’s Indian Mission just above town. The visit was made all the better by Jose, the local museum docent (and former New Cornelia Pit miner) who added colorful stories and topped it off by handing me a free walking stick….”just to make you smile” he added. What a guy!! Our second trip was to hit the farmers market held 9-11am the 2nd Saturday of each month. It was a teeny affair, mostly craft-driven but it was also a lovely reflection of the diverse population here. What a cool little town this is!
The rest of our time has been spent hanging in our green site, walking the landscape and biking the BLM roads. When we first arrived here there was probably no more than a handful of rigs in the entire area, but that has since grown mostly from folks driving south from Quartzsite after the big show (so the camphost tells me). Despite the additional influx there’s been plenty of space, plus our neighbors have all been quiet and respectful (always a bonus). In fact, it’s been sooooo very nice that we’ve completely maxed out our two weeks, feeling not the least inkling to move. Birds have kept up company, clouds have made for a million moods and the very first desert blooms have been peeking through the ground. Even the cats have been going bananas, bouncing around in the green surroundings like 6-month old kittens and taking long hikes with pooch each morning. The animals know when a spot is good!
And of course we’ve bumped into a few more blog readers. Chris & Rosemarie dropped by (lovely to meet you!), plus we hiked right into Ray & Anne from Love Your RV! on a morning stroll,. They’re a couple who’s blog I’ve been following for a while, plus I can’t help drooling over Anne’s excellent photography (go check it out!). We may well hang out with them one more time before we leave.
That about brings me to the end of our Ajo sojourn. We’ve totally loved our recharge time here in the green desert and I can see this becoming a regular stop for us going forward. The town is great, the area gorgeous and the price is right…what more could you want? I’ll be doing my usual boondocking site write-up (once I get around to it), but in the meantime I’ll leave you with a few sunsets to color your day
P.S. Our next stop will be even further into the boonies where we may (or may not) have internet access. Aaaalll will be revealed soon
P.P.S. THANK You to everyone who gave me tips for our Washington summer travels. Lots and lots of excellent ideas were exchanged in the last post and I’ve saved them all. I’ve been working to book our July stops and I can tell the route is very popular. Almost every State Park is booked solid (!) and sadly, all the national forest campgrounds along the Olympic Peninsula are 21-foot limits (this is where I wish we were smaller, I tell you). I’ve managed to snag a few last-minute sites and it looks like we may have to spend more time than we like in private parks, but at least we’ll have spots to stay. Also I’ve re-routed our travels to take advantage of more ferry crossings (and avoid the Seattle traffic nightmare) -> Thanks for that tip!! Our July bookings are aaaalmost done. Probably one more day to go and we’ll be set.
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