Quiet night with another beautiful Arizona sunrise. Dressed warm in the early morning cool desert air we were soon out for a walk and simply marveled at Natures wonders all around us. We both affirmed this is still one of our all time favorite places.
Lounged around the rig today simply enjoying the welcome solitude. For anyone interested you can type Darby Wells in our search box to find our previous adventures here.
THE MIGHTY AJO MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF WHY ARIZONA
It is rare we ever use the levelling jacks on our coach. Close to level is generally good enough for us but here at Darby Wells a perfectly flat camping spot can be a bit hard to find. For the spot we chose I had to use the push button jacks to raise the rear end of the coach.
IS IT ANY WONDER WE LIKE IT SO MUCH HERE
MORNING WALK ON DARBY WELL ROAD
THE MAJORITY OF TONIGHT’S PHOTOS WILL HAVE OUR MOTORHOME IN THEM……IF YOU CAN FIND IT
Stepping out of the rig Wednesday night with Pheebs it was an overall silence which first overwhelmed my attention. Not a human sound anywhere and I do mean anywhere. Only visible man made structure was a red blinking light atop Ajo’s Verizon tower far off to the east. A half Moon in the starry night sky faintly lit the desert floor around us. Tall Saguaros stood silent in the Moonlight while I lingered for a few moments quietly wrapped in the serenity of Mother Nature’s moment.
NEIGHBOR’S RIG TOP LEFT AND OUR RIG TOP RIGHT
WITH EVERY FOOTSTEP A THOUSAND PHOTOS
One of the ways we know we really like a boon-docking spot is when we haul all our stuff out. Chairs, mats, tables, BBQ, TV satellite dish, awning down, etc. We don’t usually do all that if we don’t feel totally comfortable or only plan on staying a day or two. This morning I got all our stuff out and set it up.
Our length of stay may be decided upon by how many if any rigs pull in and park near us. We are in a reasonably flat easily accessible area where we have seen 3 or 4 rigs all grouped together before. If any rigs pull in and park close by we will have no choice but to pack up our stuff and move on down the road. So, with the week-end coming up we are enjoying and appreciating as many of these people free hours we can.
THIS PHOTO SHOWS OUR ONLY NEIGHBOR LEFT OF TOP CENTER AND OUR RIG TOP RIGHT….AND KELLY IS IN THIS PHOTO TOO
IF YOU MISSED HER IN THE OTHER PHOTO HERE SHE IS IN THIS ONE
Put our awning out this afternoon and sat outside reading for awhile. Can’t even remember the last time I did that. Maybe it was the last time we were here way back when, well whenever way back when was. Ok I just checked and it was December of 2011
IF IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A COW PLOP THEN MAYBE IT’S ‘JABBA THE HUT’
THESE PHOTOS ONLY SHOW A FRACTION OF THE BEAUTY THAT IS TRULY HERE
One of the attractions at the Darby Well area just west of Ajo for me may not be an attraction for others and it has to do with some mighty big and occasionally sudden noise. Now not being a noise person you might wonder at my logic. Well here it is, we are in an aerial military area and low flying hedgehopping jet aircraft are not unusual. I’ve always had a thing for airplanes so seeing and hearing A-10 Warthogs skimming along about Saguaro height is a thrill for me. Occasionally one of the F-16’s high overhead will break the sound barrier causing such a shattering double ‘boom-boom’ sound that you think a stick of dynamite went off under your hat. I’ve only ever heard that maybe twice here and I think it was the same day. Probably the same rookie pilot with his foot too heavy on the gas.
MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE NAMED THIS ONE CHOCOLATE FUDGE MOUNTAIN
THOSE ARE THE GROWLER MOUNTAINS IN THE DISTANCE
A CAMPFIRE RING BEHIND OUR RIG
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Charlie was playing with his little brother Mickey when the little boy asked whether he could fly like Superman. "Sure you can, Mickey," Charlie said, "Just flap your arms really *really* hard." So Mickey climbed up on the windowsill, started flapping like mad, jumped, then smashed into the ground two stories below. Horrified, their mother came screaming into the room and said, "What the heck happened?!?" Charlie said, "I was just teaching Mickey not to believe everything someone tells him."
Dear God, so far today, I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, and I haven't lost my temper.
I haven't been grumpy, nasty or selfish, and I'm really glad of that! But in a few minutes, God, I'm going to get out of bed, and from then on, I'm probably going to need a lot of help.
When the wise company president learned that his employees were tanking upon no-trace vodka martinis during their lunch hours, he issued the following memo: To all employees; If you must drink during you lunch hours, please drink whiskey. It is better for our customers to know you're drunk than to think you're stupid.