Sunday, November 27, 2011
TODAY WE DROPPED IN TO SEE……'WANDERWOLF’
(This is Saturday’s post)
I do not have to tell you it was another beautiful desert sunrise. Some things are just a given:))
SUNRISE BEHIND THE MIGHTY AJO MOUNTAIN RANGE
Had us a whole boat load of laundry to do so loaded up the Jeep and headed the 6 minutes into Ajo. Kelly remembered where the Laundromat was from a few years ago so it wasn’t long and we had things all sudsy and tumbly. Slipped down the road to the big Shell station on the curve where they have a nice car wash. The Jeep was covered in road grime from our Ontario trip down here so figured it was best to get that stuff off. Besides, I wanted to have the Jeep nice and shiny for our return trip to the Motor Home on a very dusty road:))
WE ARE SURROUNDED BY SAGUARO CACTUS
From the gas station it was over to the Circle K store where we knew there was an outside tap on the building. Filled up our water jugs with about 20 gallons of water. This way it extends our stays in the desert. A quick stop at the laundromat to switch the clothes from washers to dryers. Across the street to Radio Shack we did go to get a power cord for our Cradlepoint Router. Next came the grocery store and a quick stop for AL at a local Sub shop for eats. And, then we went to visit somebody:))
Some fellow RV bloggers know Mike from his WANDERWOLF blog. Good friend of FROGGI DONNA. TIOGA GEORGE has dropped in to see Mike a couple times. We were familiar with Mike’s blog, MEANDERINGS OF WONDERWOLF and the last time we were here we looked him up just as he was just getting his studio off the ground back in 07. Mike is a very talented artist/painter/sculptor fellow who lives at his ‘Lizard Flats’ on 920 Rocalla. Mike’s artwork hangs on many people’s walls and anyone in Ajo seeing some of the large building murals will be seeing much of Mike’s work. He’s a friendly kind of a guy and another one of those southwest ‘characters’ you hear me talk about some times. If your in Ajo you can find Mike, his art, and his playful tiny dog, ‘Little Bit’ alive and well at his quaint and artsy ‘Lonewolf’ studio. Look for the big Lizard on the front of his building and the artworks in his yard. Tell him the Bayfield Bunch sent ya:))
MIKE’S GROOVY RV HASN’T MOVED FOR A FEW YEARS BUT HE’S THINKING ABOUT IT…….
MIKE AND HIS LONEWOLF STUDIO AT LIZARD FLATS
Mike also gave us a smokin hot tip on another boondocking area close by with a giant Saguaro forest, rock arches and towering Chollas. Might be a stronger Verizon connection there. We’ll check it out later.
SOME MIGHTY FIERCE LOOKING SECURITY HERE AT OUR RIG
AND, SHE’S GOT BACK-UP TOO!!
We are having great difficulty where we are with a slow and sometimes non existent Verizon connection. It fades in and out plus Kelly doesn’t have a phone connection. It took my blog hours to publish last night and I actually fell asleep while it was doing so. It timed out twice and the last time I hit ‘Publish’ at 4 a.m this morning it finally finished uploading.
A mutual friend of ours and LAURIE AND ODEL has just put her southeastern Arizona ranch up for sale. Rosanna and her Mother, Carol from PAWS AND HOOVES ( can’t access link due to bad connection) have bought a little house near Placerville California. I am quoting the following from Laurie’s post this morning in regards to the ranch sale just in case there is anyone out here interested in a fine little ranch just west of the Chiricahua Mountains near Sunizona. “To Quote Laurie: Anyone looking for a horse property in SE Arizona (Cochise County)? Rosanna’s home is new-ish (15 years, maybe?), 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, nice big kitchen. Lots of windows. BIG barn, corrals of various sizes. A good well. A big, outdoor, clay oven! A level site for a large RV with a 30 amp hookup and water. The acreage is completely fenced and gated. A covered carport - two, I think. Good horse riding in the area – John and Brenda took their horses over to Council Rocks in the Dragoons a couple of weeks ago”. Unquote: Depending on our travel plans we may end up at Paws and Hooves in the new year sometime to possibly help the folks out a bit.
RECENT RAINS HAVE REALLY GREENED UP THE OCOTILLO PLANTS
Later in the afternoon after realizing the Verizon power cord we bought today wasn’t going to solve our problems we decided to check out the area Mike had told us about. Hopped into the Jeep and found the dirt road off the nearby highway OK. Headed out into the desert but after going about a mile on a bumpy, uneven road and fording a few small muddy water bogs we decided it was not suitable to bring the Motor Home out there. Turned back and headed for the rig. Ok, option B.
Another outside BBQ under a setting desert sun. Kelly noticed how pretty the moon and planet Venus looked in the west and I was able to crack off a photo before the light was gone. Tried taking a few hand held photos later but the shutter speeds were too low. Took advantage of that and created a few moon and planet abstracts. Tomorrow night I will set up my tripod and try for some nice clear crisp photos of the Moon and Venus.
LOOK CAREFULLY TO TOP CENTER FOR THE NEW MOON THEN LOOK LEFT FOR THE HARD TO SEE PLANET VENUS
Blog is going to be late again tonight because I cannot get a connection….:((
IN THESE MOON ABSTRACTS THE SMALL BRIGHTER LINES ARE VENUS TO THE LEFT WHILE THE LARGER YELLOW ON RIGHT IS THE MOON:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A tourist is sport-fishing off the Florida coast when his boat capsizes. He can swim, but he is so afraid of alligators that he clings to the overturned craft. Spotting an old beachcomber standing on the shore, the tourist shouts, Are there any gators around here? Naw, the man hollers back, they ain’t been around for years. The tourist breathes a sigh of relief and starts swimming leisurely toward the shore. As he nears the beach, he yells to the man, How did you get rid of the gators?
We didn’t do nothin, the beachcomber says…………….the sharks got em.