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Mar 2, 2020 - Last Day

We will leave here tomorrow to go to Emerald Cove Resort in Parker, Arizona for 3 weeks. On the way we will stop in Buckeye for another new trailer tire, and hopefully so I can get a haircut. We are spending the day with errands and other details that need to be done before we move. Larry will make his famous cheese enchiladas for dinner tonight, and I will contribute my famous baked onion dip. I am hoping he will make his amazing margaritas as well! It will be sad to leave so soon, but they plan to come visit for a few days so they can...

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Mar 1, 2020 - The Wall

When we planned on coming to Ajo I told Don that I wanted to go through the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument again. At the time I didn’t know that The Wall was being built through the park. When I heard that I did not know what to expect, and naturally feared the worst. We drove in with Larry and Grace, and kind of on a time schedule as Grace had to get back to work a bit. Since we had been in before, we knew where to go to be close to the border. This is an area that has fewer of the organ pipe cactus, but quite a few saguaro and...

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Feb 29, 2020 - Golf

Well I managed to quit sneezing long enough to ride with Don for the tournament today. There were a total 0r 29 players; Don played with another man and 2 women. It was a scramble, so everyone shot from the lie of the best ball. One of the ladies was a golf coach, so maybe a bit intimidating for him. ALTHOUGH……on one hole he was the best with every shot, and they got a birdie for the hole. Yay Don! Their team did not place, but they all had a good time. Afterward we all got together for a steak fry, bring your own steak and a dish to share....

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Feb 28, 2020 - Ajo

Today was an easy trip, only 132 miles. We got an early start thanks to the kitty still being on central time and getting us up a 5 AM. So even after sitting around with coffee first thing in the morning we completed our trip around noon. Larry and Grace were not here, out shopping I presume, so we got all set up and ready to play by the time they got back. We were amazed at the number of RVs here this time. Where we used to park they now have full hookup sites, which are completely full of rental trailers to accommodate the wall builders....

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Feb 23, 2020 - Organ Pipe Nat. Monument

Arrived in Organ Pipe after a 3hr drive to find we can only stay 5 instead of 6 nights. That means we will need to overnight one night at Walmart in Buckeye,AZ on our was to Cottonwood,AZ. As this is a Nat Mnmt, we can stay for $10 instead of $20 with our Sr. pass. All sites have no utilities but have large terracotta colored concrete pads to accommodate both motor home and tow. The site is gravel with a large metal picnic table. The sites are set at an angle so you are not parked side by side. Nicely landscaped with local cacti and desert...

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Mar 15, 2019 - Ajo museum and Cornelia open pit copper mine (closed)

Today we travelled 145 miles each way to the Ajo historical museum and The New Cornelia Mine site that had closed a few years ago.It was an 8 1/2 return trip that wound up our last thing to see here in Arizona this year. The folks who share the mine site information had lots of info because the husband had worked there for years. I didnt know that they had a train running around in circles taking the copper out. There was more than 300 MILES of railroad track in there.It was removed when they closed it, but there is lots of track still...

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Jan 28, 2019 - A Day in the Desert

This morning was a perfect day for walking in the desert. The sun was out, the donkeys were braying and I could hear a woodpecker working on a saguaro. I also slept nine hours last night. First night in two weeks that I was able to go to bed not feeling any stress. Virgie and Rick were the first to arrive about noon. They set up close to me and we watched Jeff and Susan pull in with their gorgeous custom painted HitchHiker Champagne (their monster truck is also painted to match), at about 2:30. Just a beautiful setup. I met both couples...

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Jan 27, 2019 - Lookin' Good!

Three hundred fifty-three miles and NO WARNING! Oh, goodness, how grand it feels. I left Tucson at 10 sharp and arrived a little after noon here at Hickiwan Trails RV Park. Being Sunday, there was little traffic on the road. 'Course, I doubt Hwy 86, the Ajo highway, is very busy at any time. Hickiwan is a district in the Tohono O'Odham Nation which spans almost to Casa Grande in the north and to the outskirts of Tucson in the east, and borders Mexico in the south. The RV park is on their reservation and we have a casino right as you drive...

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Feb 1, 2018 - Back to the Warm

My flight back to Ajo left on the 29th. I did not have a direct flight this time, but did get a somewhat better price. Jeanne took off work to take me to the airport since Michael Jane was not feeling well. It had been a stressful week for us, but good to spend some time with my sister and with the rest of the family that came for the service. On the other hand, I was really looking forward to being back with my husband and kitty and having some warm weather for a change. The cold had followed us ever since we visited Cincinnati back in...

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Feb 17, 2017 - Friends in the Desert

Well this has been a fun few days. We had been saying for 2 years now that we were going to visit Ajo so we could stop in to visit one of our friends who we met when hosting in Durango. But it seemed that something always came up so we could not. Now this year we have another couple who hosted for us last year who are working in Ajo for the winter, so we had twice the reason to make it happen. The 13th was a travel day. It was a short trip, so it was a short day, which made the kitty very happy. Larry and Grace, who hosted for us last...

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Feb 12, 2016 - Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

One of our favorite National Parks is the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. We spent a week here driving the two-track roads and hiking the numerous trails. I know last year I included pictures from this area...but I have more!!! We drove this 4 hour two-track drive where we paralleled the Mexican border for quite sometime. This pic shows just HOW close we were and HOW open the border is! One of the hikes we came back for was the Arches Canyon Trail. It was beautiful! The pictures from behind just don't do it justice. Amazing...

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Feb 18, 2015 - Ajo, Az and Shadow Ridge RV Resort

Nice easy drive to Ajo. Norma drove for about an hour and did great. We stayed at Shadow Ridge RV Resort in Ajo, Az. Ajo is a very small town with not much to do and not many stores or restaurants. The area is pretty, with a lot of cool cacti. Shadow Ridge RV Resort is old, but clean and kept up well. We stayed in space 5. Cel signal was bad and our WiFi did not work well. The park Wifi worked pretty good. Quiet and dark at night, 50 amp power, water pressure good and water tasted good. No pool, but they have a small club house with social...

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