Do You Really Have to Ask Why, AZ?
“For as long as there’s anyone to ask ‘Why?’ the answer will always be, ‘Why not?”
The eternal quest for the answers to life are often rooted in Why, or so I’ve been told. We start to ask “why” almost as soon as we can speak, continue to barrage the world with “why” during our formative years and even pass onto the netherworld with the same question lingering on our lips. Yet, the truth in life is often in the doing rather than the asking. Therein lies the meat of the matter and the juiciest part, so to speak, of the time we’re given here on earth.
It was with these thoughts in mind, or rather these thoughts that I just made up this very moment (the boonies makes me rather philosophical don’t you know) that we arrived at the town of Why, AZ. We had in fact planned on being somewhere entirely different, or at least 10 miles further back near Ajo, AZ, but it turned out they were paving the road we were planning to boondock on and had blocked off the entire area, forcing us not to ask Why, but to drive onto that very spot and settle therein.
Am I doing well with the whyse-cracks so far? Or am I being too much of a whyse-ass?
Oh yes I could go on and on (I do amuse myself sometimes), but in order to avoid going off the deep-end here I’ll stick to the facts. Thanks to travel serendipity (and some pavers) we’ve found ourselves in yet another gorgeous boondocking spot right next to one of the lushest deserts in the world. As deserts go this place is green. Our site is surrounded by vibrant bushes, shade trees, green growth peeking through the sand and tons of birds. We also happen to be near a sign with a massive warning about illegal immigration, but the active border patrol and our killer cats mean we sleep soundly at night. Truly, the only weird activity that’s happened so far is that Paul scared the pants off an older gentleman walking in the wash (he does look rather shifty, that man). The rest of time it’s just been us, the bushes and the birds.
We’ve been here for a few days, rejuvenating ourselves in nature & the peace of the wilds. We’ve also done the very first of our exploring around the area and are already loving this place! Historic Ajo is only 10 miles away, fabulous Organ Pipe National Monument is only 2 miles down the road and there’s a fiddler’s festival on this week-end. But those adventures are for a future blog post. For now just imagine ourselves basking in our new spot betwixt chirping birds, excellent sunsets & warm weather. Ask not Why, but Why not?
P.S. For those who like to follow our travels on a map, our new 2014 travel map is up and running on Google Maps. As usual I’ll be marking all the roads we travel as well as the places we stop plus the blog posts for each of those spots. You can always find this map & older maps for each of the years we’ve been on the road on our Journey page.