Friday March 11, 2022 Ajo Arizona, Darby Road
An exploring day
I went over to Gaelyn’s rig this morning and said how about a walk in the desert to check that stuff out over there.
Old mining area
As we got closer we could start to make out what we saw from a distance. It appeared there was some old mining stuff behind a gate with a private property sign on it so we didn’t enter, although we should have as there was no one around.
After leaving the mining area we continued to make a circle slowly headed back to camp going through here. In the background are part of the tailings from the huge Ajo mine and Ajo is on the other side of them.
I spotted some sticks on the ground and a lot of little white plastic jars and asked Gaelyn if she knew what this really is and she did. A mining claim. She decided to make a video of it but she had a hard time reading the paper that was in the jar as the wind was blowing a bit. I heard a bit of cussing from her direction.
Back at camp
We made it back to the van and it was nap time for me.
Going for a ride
Around two I told Gaelyn it was time to take the van out for a ride so she got her stuff together and joined me. We planned to continue out a road off Darby road called Bates Springs road to see where it went and what was out there.
We were pulled over in a big parking area taking a break when a truck with a camper came down the road and pulled in where we were parked as if to ask a question and that’s what he did.He says to me, who’s taking care of the chickens? What? It took me a minute to realize he must be a reader. We chatted for a bit then they took off down the road to a camp spot they like.
As they took off another truck comes up the road that Gaelyn knew, Paul. We shot the bull with him for a bit then I had to drag Gaelyn off as she can be a real chatter box. :O)
We continued on down the main road a couple more miles then turned around and started back, intending to check out the place the BobKat guys went to camp.
We drove into the road they were on and went down the road to check out the camp spots. On the way back we stopped to shoot the bull for a good bit. I said I likely won’t remember your name because of older age stuff and they said, it’s easy, I’m Bob and his wife was Kathy, or Bobkat. That’s my spelling as I think they spell it Bobcat.
We drove on back to camp and took it easy for the rest of the day.