Today was the first day in a long time I've been able to spend most of the day wearing a T-shirt instead of a light jacket. And the weather forecast for the next 10 days looks like it's going to stay that way. There's even a couple of days in there where it's supposed to get to 80.... I can't wait!
I've had a chance to talk to a few of my neighbors here at the roping arena outside of Ajo, and they tell me that there's no one in charge of this boondocking area around the arena. There are no officials coming around, there are no length of stay rules because no one's checking on anyone, so you just boondock where you like and stay as long as you want. That sounds like a good deal to me. Because even though I don't want to stay any longer than two weeks I still like the sense of freedom I feel when there are no length of stay rules.
Last night was peaceful and quiet and I didn't even hear any generators running. I think the RVers that know of a place like this are probably more serious boondocker's and have some solar power and/or quiet generators. So since my first night went really well I gave this boondocking area my seal of approval by unhitching from the Arctic Fox this morning and settling in for possibly a two-week stay.
I went into town this morning and filled up with diesel at $2.99 a gallon, that's a lot more than I paid at Cave Creek the other day, but Ajo is out in the middle of nowhere so I can understand why it costs more to get fuel here than it would near a big city like Phoenix.
I went to the grocery-hardware store across the street from the gas station just to check out the prices and I would say that everything was about 20 or 30% higher than most other big-city stores on most items. There again I don't begrudge them the higher price because I'm quite sure the store pays a lot more for the product than a Safeway or a Walmart would. But they were well-stocked and had most anything you would need.