Saturday, February 7, 2009

Why Now?

They grow their hummingbirds big around here!!

February 2, 2009

We left Quartzsite this morning after stopping in town at the Post Office to pick up our replacement Pressure Pro controller. The one we have sets off an alarm once the tires warm up and reach their operating temperature, or at least it used too. Like a lot of mechanical things once the replacement was in hand the other one worked perfectly all day. Well I will change it out anyway and test the new one on our next move. Not sure when that will be though.

We headed east on I-10 over to Buckeye and then caught Arizona 85 south to Gila Bend. Once we got there we pulled into the Shell station and emptied our tanks as well as filling up on fresh water, propane, and diesel. The diesel and the propane were a little higher than down the street but what the heck it's a good company and needs our support. Any place that has a free dump station and fresh water can use a little support from the RV crowd.

Once we got everything filled that needed to be filled and everything that needed to be emptied empty we continued on down 85 towards Why. We stopped in Ajo and Brenda picked up a couple of things that we needed for supper and I unhooked the Jeep. Why is 10 miles south of Ajo and there is a great spot here for boondocking, one problem, no internet. But we have good phone coverage so the internet will have to get along without us for a while. I will try to keep this blog up to date and post it when I get a chance.

We got our outfit all setup complete with solar array deployed and hummingbird feeder filled. You barely get stopped in these areas before these little beggars are looking in the windows wondering where the feeder is.

February 3, 2009

Tuesday was a camp day. We never left our site other than when I went for my morning walkabout. I do love the desert here. There is not a lot of vegetation but the creosote bushes and the barrel cactus are all over the place but there are still openings so that you can walk for miles with no destination in mind. Off to the south of our site there are a lot of saguaros so it is really quite picturesque especially this year as it appears there has been a good amount of rain and the desert is really quite green. The sunset last night was pretty spectacular also, but I am not sure whether I will be able to get a photo uploaded or not.

February 4, 2009

The connection out here is non-existent but we are heading in to Ajo to pick up a couple of things so I will try from there. Well that didn't work, apparently Sprint is not to concerned about missing out on our business as we are are around the Ajo area. Well I believe it is possible to live without internet.

February 5, 2009

Not much happening today, we ran into Ajo and had lunch at the Estella Street restaurant, great food, big portions and low prices what more can you ask. The weather is still warm and sunny although in the afternoon the breeze picked up a little.

February 6, 2009

Once again into Ajo and scouted out the location for the "Old Time Fiddlers" contest this weekend so that is probably going to be our exciting outing for the future. The wind was up today and it was a little cool out there, nothing to bad 16C or so but cooler than we are used to.

February 7, 2009

Today we are off to the fiddling and are hoping to be able to hack into some free wi-fi and get this blog posted. Not having internet is a nuisance but we are surviving.


  1. Did you win the fiddling contest as i recall you were always good at it!! HAHAHA Looking forward to seeing you two.Dad is here till wed. then off to see your ma

  2. John, We used to park across the road from Coyote Howls and use there wi-fi.... Kelly