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My new boondocking spot at the old rodeo grounds just outside of Ajo Arizona.
The weather has finally returned to normal in Ajo, with the 70s in the daytime, 40s at night, and humidity in the teens. And it looks like by the middle of next week; there may be a few 80s during the day.
I ran into an article on the Internet the other day, and it was about the unwritten rules of RVing while camping. And it talked about the stress and sometimes anger involved when you're camping and you have neighbors that may not even be aware of these unwritten rules, and they mentioned things like playing music on your outdoor speakers, walking through your neighbor's campsite, barking dogs, and four or five other things that irritate the campers around you.
I read the article and agreed that all of those things bothers me. But then I got to thinking about how few of those things I have to put up with because I boondock.
And yes, there are some inconsiderate, or more likely uninformed, folks that boondock, but for the most part, boondocker's want the same thing other boondocker's want, which is why they're boondocker's in the first place. They don't want to deal with all the shenanigans going on in campgrounds, and by staying out of campgrounds, you usually don't have to deal with campground-type problems.
I normally don't have to deal with people walking through my campsite because my nearest neighbors are 200 feet away. And the smoke from their campfire doesn't bother me because it's also 200 feet away. And folks leaving their outside lights on doesn't bother me; because there too far away to see them. There's several other things that people do that's inconsiderate, but most of them are based on proximity.... too many people, too close together. And boondocking solves almost all those problems.
But nothing is perfect, so don't get me started on barking dogs and loud generators.
These Green Eared Quackless Ducks are indigenous to the Whitewater draw area. It's hard to tell from this picture but they're actually smaller than a hummingbird. We don't know if they're good to eat like a regular duck, because after a duck hunter shoots them with a 12 gauge shotgun, there's nothing left to eat.... And by the way if you want to hunt these quackless ducks, you'll have to use a silent duck call.
Professional photographers from all over the world come to Whitewater draw in a futile attempt to get a picture of the famous Saggy Bottoms Headless Ducks. They can look in the trees they can look in the bushes, but only someone with my expertise knows where to find those rare ducks.
A pair of rare Saggy Bottoms Headless ducks slowly cruise across the Lake. These ducks actually have heads but their head is so huge their scraggly necks can't hold it up so it drags on the bottom of the lake all the time. They quack like normal ducks but since their head is underwater, instead of quack quack, you hear glub glub.
Vans are taking over all of America's boondocking areas, including here at Saggy Bottoms, and something must be done. There highly mobile, they can go almost anywhere, they can park in most parking spots, backing up is not a problem, there easy to drive, and comfortable to live in.... And if it wasn't for their high price EVERYBODY would be driving one and there wouldn't be a single boondocking spot left for old geezers like me.... I wonder who the smarty-pants was that helped this van trend get going long ago... Something has to be done while there's still a Saguaro left for me to boondock next to.
Another one of those infernal van machines, and this one even has a slide-out just like a real camper.
This is an extremely rare Australian Flightless Wart-Hawk. Their normally not found at Whitewater draw, so it's perfectly obvious to a bird expert like myself, this one was blown across the Pacific Ocean by a typhoon, caught a flight out of LA to Phoenix, took a train from Phoenix to Benson, caught the 10:15 Stage to Tombstone, and then walked from Tombstone to Whitewater draw. And is now having to spend two weeks of Covid isolation before he can go back to Australia.
Whitewater Draw Arizona. I hated to leave early but I was freezing my &#% off.