HAD OURSELVES A LITTLE SWING THROUGH THE DESERT TODAY
Our Verizon signal here on Darby Wells road is a bit on the slow side at times. I hit the publish button on Wednesday night’s post on the early side but it probably took 5 or 6 hours to publish with it ‘timing out’ 3 times. Of course I had a lot of photos in it again too & that is what really slows an already slow connection. By the way, our Canadian cell phone plan does not work here.
NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR MOBILE HOME RV PARK? MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE THIS ONE IN AJO BETTER……THINK PINK:))
Seems there was a question as to whether our road here is called Darby Well or Darby Wells. The sign at the east end of the road today said Darby Wells….with a S.
AND THIS IS……DARBY WELLS ROAD:))
Things are going well for the GYPSY LIFE JOURNAL folks who took over our Ranch sitting duties near McNeal in Cochise County, Arizona. You can even hear the ranch donkeys Sarah & Pancho being interviewed.
PHEEBS LOOKING OVER AT RICK’S RIG TO SEE IF LADY IS UP YET THIS MORNING >>>
Long time reader Jenny J from ELEVEN FOOT RV sent along a note wondering if we could find some alphabet shaped letters in the Saguaros. We did find a few today and we did find one especially for Jenny J herself. It is the last photo in today’s post:))
ATTENTION COMCAST USERS: Kelly was able to help a friend of ours access our site again by using this link to fix the Comcast problem. It’s a little bit techy but it works. A second person has just emailed saying this Comcast fix works.
MISSING WINTER TEXANS……Check out this link and keep an eye out for this missing couple. Phone number to call is at bottom of link page.
Now that we are in warmer temperatures it has been a real treat to be ‘comfortably’ outside under the starry night sky again. The stars in Wednesday night’s sky were literally blazing. With no moon or light pollution overhead it was just amazing once again to see so many stars. And, about a dozen or more of those stars were blinking & darting about the sky. Brilliant yellow lights also hung in the night air to the northeast quickly winking on or winking out. Sometimes the lights were side by side. Truly a mystery….if you hadn’t been to this area before.
First time I saw these lights in the sky was at nearby HICKIWAN TRAILS RV PARK back in January of 06. The busily active BARRY M GOLDWATER AIR FORCE RANGE is located to the North, East & West of Ajo Arizona with planes in the air basically 24/7. The blinking lights darting among the stars are F-16 & F-18 high altitude fighter jets twisting & turning in mock combat thousands of feet in the air. I’m assuming A-10 Thunderbolt Warthogs closer to the ground are the source of bright yellow lights (flares) illuminating the ground for air to surface attack purposes. A short ‘whooom’ sound can be heard & I am assuming it is the sound of the rapid fire A-10’s Gatling gun firing at targets on the ground. Yes indeed, it is truly an active and interesting night sky out here in this part of the country.
We are so fortunate to be having such consecutively great weather here near Ajo. Bright warm sunny days with comfortably clear starry nights. Aw yes, just soooooo glad to be here. Glad we are not back home right now. Photo below is from a web cam this morning near our hometown of Bayfield, Ontario.
THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE BACK HOME IN GRAND BEND ONTARIO EARLIER TODAY
Headed for Olsen’s IGA in Ajo this morning to fax 7 pages of my medical stuff to Canada. Didn’t go well. Found out when we got back to the rig that the fax had indeed ‘not arrived’ at the Medical Center in Goderich. Tomorrow morning we will try re-sending the 7 page fax.
Gassed up the Jeep & headed north out of Ajo about 15 miles in the direction of Gila Bend on the off chance we might see the American Air Force at work. Highway 85 cuts right through the Barry M Goldwater Air Force Range & people have reported being buzzed by low flying fighter jets. I was hoping we would be lucky enough to get a good buzz today, but alas, not a plane in sight. We even tried off roading a bit to make ourselves look like a slow moving enemy tank in the desert but that didn’t work either.
CRUISING HIGHWAY 85 LOOKING FOR THE AMERICAN AIR FORCE
On the way back into Ajo we noticed a sign for the Ajo Golf Club & Municipal Airport so we had us a drive in to have a look. Golf Course & Airport are side by side. Nice to see real green grass with some real duffers actually out on the course swinging away like manic clock pendulums. Did I mention my 85 year old Aunt Jean is still an active and avid golfer in Sarasota Florida. It is a big part of what has kept her in good health all these years.
THE AJO COUNTRY CLUB
AJO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
We were back at the rig before 2 & I was dozed out in my Poang chair by 2:15. That seems to be happening just a little too often lately. Need to find myself some re-newed energy & motivation.
A little bird landed on a Saguaro near the rig this afternoon & tweeted some news saying a few fellow RV Bloggers are rolling out of Quartzsite shortly & heading for Darby Wells. Stay tuned to see who rolls into the neighborhood:))
THIS SAGUARO HAS YOUR INITIALS JENNY……JJ:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A judge was trying to convince a woman filing for divorce to change her mind, “you’re 92 he said, you’re husband’s 94 you’ve been married for 73 years, why give up now?” “Our marriage has been on the rocks for quite a while” the woman explained “but we decided to wait until the children died.”
-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
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