I left the fairgrounds this morning about 9:30 which was late enough that it allowed me to breeze right through Tucson downtown traffic without a problem, and I arrived in Ajo Arizona about 1 o'clock.
There's five or six RVs here at the old rodeo grounds where I'm staying, which is a very big area so no one is close together, but I was able to score a really nice spot off to myself so that my nearest neighbors about 100 yards away which hopefully will insulate me from any NOISY generators.
I think I spent about a month here at the rodeo grounds last winter and really enjoyed it. It's only a few miles from downtown Ajo, so there's a grocery store and gas station nearby. But it's far enough away from everything so you get that out in the sticks feeling that I really like when I'm boondocking. The arena has been closed for years and since it's County property they don't appear to mind if RVers stay here. It's free and I don't recall ever seeing a County employee come through.
Ajo which is pronounced Ah-ho, translated from Spanish means "God forsaken land at the end of the world", and it lives up to its name. The town is built right on the edge of an Air Force bombing range which gives you an idea about how much value the government places on the town. And even though it was once a thriving copper mining town, the copper has played out and about the only way the town survives now is with winter RVers boondocking in the deserts around town, like I'm doing, and all the Border Patrol agents that live and work here protecting the border which is not far down the road from here.
I have no idea how long I will be here but it will probably be at least as long as it takes for the "Big Show" in Quartzsite to get over, and the town get back to semi normal so I can avoid the crowds and boondock in Quartzsite for a while.