A picture I forgot to put into my Ajo Scenic Loop blogs the other day. This is the road as it comes out of the mountains and drops down into Ajo.
Another chilly night last night but not enough to use my furnace to warm up the basement water pipes. Experience has taught me that outside temperatures have to get down into the high 20s before I have to worry about my basement pipes freezing, and that's mostly because of how well the Arctic Fox is insulated.
I'm starting to feel the call of the wild now which means I might be leaving Ajo pretty soon. I don't know where I'll be going but I'm relatively sure it will be either the Ben Avery gun range near Phoenix, Wickenburg, or Quartzsite.
Ben Avery's would be nice, lots of nearby shopping, and I could give my trigger finger a little exercise, it sure needs it. And it's a good place to get an Amazon delivery which I'm in need of at the moment. Wickenburg would be fun. I could get in some quality motorcycle riding time, and there's two rodeo arena's in town so there might be some picture taking opportunities while I'm there.
And then there's Quartzsite, what can you say about Quartzsite, it's the boondocking capital of the world as far as I'm concerned, and one of the few towns in the entire country where at 73 years old I'm the youngest guy in town.
I'm the only guy in Quartzsite that gets carded at a liquor store. Where else can you buy Metamucil by the gallon, and the restrooms have Depends changing stations, and if you see anyone under the age of 70 their with their parents. Half the people that belong to the Quartzsite VFW were in the Civil War. The "girl" behind the counter at McDonald's is 80. there's a heart clinic on every corner, but if you're pregnant and about to deliver you'll have to go next to the road behind a bush because Obstetricians are as rare in Quartzsite as the English language is in an Arizona Walmart.
Yes Quartzsite has a certain laid-back, easy-going, it's time for my nap kind of feeling, but I'm not exactly sure what packs that town with people all winter. Maybe it's because all the full-time RVer's like to be around their own kind, or because the towns whole reason for existing is to cater to RVers, and no matter how crowded it gets there are still millions of acres of empty boondocking land so no matter how tough times are you can always find a boondocking spot in Quartzsite.
So you can be certain I'm going there I just don't know if it will be my next stop or not.