Since in a rare moment of decisiveness I have made a decision to go to Ben Avery gun range in Phoenix when I leave Ajo, this frees up what few active portions of my brain that remain to consider other pertinent decisions about the impending journey, such as when should I go?
I don't want to get to Ben Avery's too early because they have a somewhat malleable rule about how long you're allowed to stay at their various campgrounds under normal circumstances and that's always been two weeks. I believe that rule is only enforced when the campgrounds are crowded, if there's any big shots from the Arizona game & fish department, that runs Ben Avery, looking on. Or you don't happen to know the people that actually manage Ben Avery.
In the past I've always been able to stay pretty much as long as I wanted because the campgrounds are seldom crowded, the big shots at Arizona game and fish mostly work in Phoenix and seldom get to Ben Avery, and I used to know the people that actually run the place. But I've been going there for so long that the managers I knew are all retired and now I have to depend on the kindness of the workers to be able to stay there more than officially allowed.
it also helps a lot that I boondock while I'm there, I've never seen the boondocking area anywhere close to being full, In fact more often than not I'm the only one there unless there's some kind of an event going on and even then it is far from being full.
All of that adds up to me leaving here somewhere around the middle of February. The participants in the cowboy action shoot will start coming to the Ben Avery campgrounds on the weekend of the 22nd and remain there for the following week, so I need to get there before then to get settled in before the cowboy shooters arrive.
With all the fun and picture taking opportunities I had at the Pima County Fairgrounds, and the way I'm looking forward to watching the cowboy action shooting event at Ben Avery, it makes me wonder if I should base more of my travels on various events happening in the Southwest. Now I wouldn't want to do that all the time because getting to events would put me on a schedule and a schedule to me is like the sign of the Cross to a vampire, as soon as I see it I start smoking and burst into flames.
Maybe finding more Fairgrounds that have campgrounds on site, and various events happening like the Pima County Fairgrounds would be a way to go. I think I'll look into that a little deeper.
I think this may be the shortest Class A I've ever seen, since vans are so popular now maybe the class A manufacturers are trying to compete by making a van sized class A.