If everyone clicked the pics at the exact same time, would the Internet explode?
Tamarisk trees growing next to an irrigation canal behind where I'm boondocked.
I had a quiet, peaceful night last night; despite the fact that there's a lot of people here, everyone seems pretty respectful of each other. When I pulled in here, I only figured on spending one night, but since it was such a pleasant night, and I'm not in a big hurry, I decided to throw caution to the wind and stay another night.
After being here for several hours yesterday and unable to find the host to sign in with, I briefly talked to a couple of other people.... Of course, from 10 feet away, that are staying here, and I was told no one had seen the host for weeks, and most people here have not signed in. That bit of knowledge gave me something to think about.
That means that I could hunker down here for the holidays if I wanted to. There are several good things about this place. I like my boondocking spot. There's plenty of shopping, which to me means a nearby Walmart. And there are some sightseeing things to do. On the other hand, I do like the ambiance of Ajo. There's just something that I find relaxing about the place. And there's better motorcycle riding there than there is here.
So I don't know at the moment what I'm going to do. But being all-too-familiar with my indecisiveness and procrastination, I may end up sitting here day after day endlessly pondering and ruminating about where I should spend the holidays, until one morning I wake up and realize the holidays are over and there's no decision left to make. Come to think of it, some of the best decisions I ever made... were never made.
The Tamarisk trees near me make an almost impenetrable barrier. They slow down my walk considerably.
A few more pictures from the Yuma proving grounds outdoor Museum
The M42 Duster was an anti-aircraft armored vehicle carrying two 40 mm Bofors guns. Developed during the Korean War, and continued being used during the Vietnam War. They were built by the General Motors Cadillac division which probably explains their cost and weight.
105 howitzer. I don't recognize many artillery pieces, but this thing has been around so long even I know what it is.
This is, what some people call "the infamous," M247 Sergeant York anti-aircraft tank. It hit the road after the Korean War to replace the M42 pictured above, and was used to a limited extent during Vietnam.
It had a long list of problems even though it was cobbled together using reliable existing systems, kind of like Frankenstein. Unlike the aforementioned M42 which was built by General Motors, this vehicle was built by Ford Motor Company, which might, or might not explain a lot.
The Sgt. York was removed from service shortly after the Army figured out some modern jet fighters could outrun bullets and it became too difficult to shoot them down with guns.