Tuesday, January 26
It’s taking a long time for our camp south of Ajo to warm up this morning! I fire up the Perfect Tow Vehicle, set her heater on “high,” toss in the crew, and away we go to town!
Today’s post features photos of Ajo.
If you approach Ajo from the south, be careful.
The speed limit drops very quickly from 65 mph to 55 mph to 45 mph to 35 mph and finally to a low of 25 mph. We pass a sheriff’s car with poised radar camera on the dash. The car is partially concealed behind a clump of palo verde alongside the road.
I imagine people are lulled by speed after driving a straight highway toward Ajo for several miles at a posted limit of 65 mph. Some people read that to mean you can drive 70 mph or more. The 25 mph limit is in the vicinity of a school.
Ajo has several murals and mosaics.
I showed the murals in posts about previous visits. You may have seen the murals yourself in person or on other blogs.
Here’s the unique, mosaic sign that welcomes you as you enter town from the south:
The PTV’s heater feels good as we cruise the neighborhoods off the main thoroughfare. Bridget and Reggie are sleepy-dopey, soaking up the heat.
Several homes have for sale signs out front. Some of them are tidy, little abodes with fenced yards. They appeal to me, not that I’m ready to look for a home base. I wouldn’t want to have such close neighbors though.
Our first stop is Dollar General.
I’m in a dollar store mood.
There have been times when I’ve gone into a dollar store and had to turn around and leave to escape the claustrophobic, overloaded shelves. Today I stroll the aisles, tossing items into my cart. . . a hairbrush, dental floss, hand sanitizer, a calculator ($3!), Sharpie pens, a small 2016 calendar of butterfly photos (50 cents!), a pack of index cards, lens cleaner . . . You know, all that little stuff.
After my Family Dollar shopping spree, we cruise over to the Shell Station.
I buy gas for the PTV and fill up jugs from the water vending machine located there.
Next stop — the post office at Ajo plaza.
A few days ago I scheduled a shipment from my mail forwarding service, America’s Mailbox. I’m expecting a handmade gift from one of my blog readers, along with end-of-year income statements for figuring taxes. Good with the bad, one could say!
Before going into the post office, I take a few photos.
I go inside the P.O. and pick up my General Delivery shipment.
I tear open the package and find a lovely pair of hand-knitted socks in Casita blue. First thing upon arrival at camp, I try them on and they fit perfectly!
Sometime within the next few days Bridget, Reggie and I will move our camp. To where, I haven’t figured out yet!
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