Had myself one of those mornings where if anything could go wrong, it did. Not to worry, I won't bore you with the details. We rolled out of our comfortable Gunsight Wash boon-docking spot at 9:40 a.m. under sunny skies. Stopped at the water tap in Why and topped off our fresh water tank, hitched up our Jeep and from there we headed to Ajo. Parked in the large dirt parking area near Artist's Alley and walked up the street to the Ajo Plaza. Saturday morning's market was going on but that was not our main objective. A new coffee shop opened up on the plaza's north side near the Post Office and we were there to support it by buying a couple coffees, Coffee was good and it looked like they were off to a great start, Two thumbs up for Ajo's new 'Oasis Coffee Shop.
|KELLY ORDERS US UP A COUPLE SMALL COFFEES|
|TOO NICE A MORNING FOR SITTING INSIDE SO MOST FOLKS WERE OUTSIDE|
|I LIKE THIS 'BUG'|
|GROOVY COLOR ON THE JEEP|
From Ajo we rolled north out of town on highway 85 heading for Gila Bend on I-8. Nice relaxing Saturday morning drive and we never even set a tire on I-8 instead rolling underneath it right into Gila Bend itself. Our black tank was nowhere near full but decided to empty it anyway and start the next phase of our journey off with a clean slate. There are 3 dumping places in Gila Bent except the Shell station at Gila Bend's north end on highway 85 is not closed. That was the one we always liked because it was never busy unlike Gila Bend's east end Shell station sometimes. Never cared for that one much. But here's the good news. Right on the east side highway 85 at the Chevron gas station about halfway between McDonalds and Burger King there is an excellent clean and flat free dump station with a large area for any big 40 foot diesel bangers. The two holer dump station is near the propane filling station.
|HEADING NORTH OF GILA BEND ON HIGHWAY 85|
|BORDER PATROL CHECK POINT....NO PROBLM|
|TWO THUMBS UP FOR THIS CHEVRON DUMP STATION IN GILA BEND|
|AND YOU JUST KNOW THAT WE 'WOPPERIZED' OURSELVES:))|
From Gila Bend we headed north up 85 and west on I-10 to our overnight destination. We'll figure out just where we're going from here in the morning.
|THAT'S BUCKEYE ARIZONA DEAD AHEAD.....HELLO TO OUR 'ONE LONE' BUCKEYE READER:))|
|OUR OVERNIGHT SPOT|
|WE ARE DEFINITELY IN TEDDY BEAR CHOLLA COUNTRY|
|I SEE A BIG SMUDGY MONSTER FACE HERE|
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