The gray skies have gone, the temperatures have risen, and the weather forecast indicates things will be back to normal here in Ajo until I leave next week. I will have been here about a month when I hitch up and head to Phoenix which is about as long as I want to stay any place other than when I'm visiting my family.
I've been looking at my expenses for the month of February, and I've really spent almost nothing since I've been here in Ajo. Of course diesel fuel is expensive, but I haven't been burning much of it. And groceries cost a lot here, but I've been trying to eat less ever since I had to replace my ever shrinking belt with a long piece of rope to keep my pants up. But other than those things there's not a whole lot here to spend money on.
A night out on the town doesn't cost much because there's hardly any town to have a night out on. Seeing the latest movie while munching on a $10 bag of popcorn isn't a problem because I've never seen a movie theater here. And blowing a bunch of money at a fancy nightclub while dancing the night away isn't possible because there's no fancy nightclubs, and everyone here is too old to dance.
So I would say that Ajo is a great place to spend a month sitting in your easy chair relaxing, driving through the scenic mountains, hiking in the desert, listening to the Coyotes sing, or going downtown and looking at the street art. And it's a fortunate coincidence that almost any fun thing you do in Ajo happens to be free.
Watching the sunset, one of the things you can do in Ajo that doesn't cost anything.