Sunday, 28 January 2018
It has been almost two years since we have posted our blog. I have never been one to keep a journal or diary so it is not surprising I have not created a new habit of blog writing. Lisa has been patient with me, however, after two years it is time to write or give up on it.
I have good intentions and reasons for writing a blog. First, Lisa and I want to let our family and friends know where we are and what we are up to. Sharing our experience through pictures and story telling. In a way bringing them along for the ride. Second, a blog is like keeping a photograph album/journal of our full-time RV journey.
We have decided to give it another go.
Today we are boondocking for a free 14 day stay on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land in a beautiful desert landscape off Darby Wells Road, Ajo Arizona. Thank you Harry S. Truman for creating the BLM agency in 1946. Our hope is to enjoy these lands when ever possible. With the Federal Land Grabs recently we are not sure how long they will remain our public lands.
We are enjoying fantastic views with our morning cup of coffee. Saguaro, Organ Pipe and Cholla cactus every where.
Scat and tracks on the desert floor are evidence of deer, rabbits, javelina and burros. No visual of anything other than birds so far.
We love being in the desert in the winter. Warm weather, clear blue skies, nature abounds, beautiful sunsets and at night we can see the stars. A few folks drive by but mostly total quiet solitude.
This coming week we will be going into Ajo to explore the town, try a couple restaurants and visit the Organ Pipe National Monument.
Note: A few changes in 2017
As some might notice in the first photo a lot has changed since our last blog. After selling our house we traded in the 30 foot Thor ACE and now live in a 40 foot 2016 Newmar Dutch Star 4041. Much more comfortable for full-timing and a coach we can count on for years to come. Since we have the power to tow a truck we traded our Honda CRV for a Dodge RAM 4×4 so we can travel down the more rugged roads we like to explore. The really sad news was saying goodbye to our Chow mix dog Pepper. We miss her very much. She would love this camping site.
Good to here from you again – love your blog and pictures keep them coming Randy & Kathy
Thanks for the compliment. Our goal is to post no less than every 2 weeks.
Connie & Lisa – would like to talk with you about setting something up similar to what you are doing
Hi, Guys. Glad to see you posting again. We enjoyed Ajo, and if you get the chance, drive south the 70 or so miles to Rocky Point (Puerto Pensaco, MX). We LOVED the several weeks we spent there last year and are sorry we haven’t been able to get there this year. We are still in Arkansas – not sure for how long. Would love to see you both! Vickie and Carl
Hello, Lisa has been gently mentioning we need to blog for almost two years. Poor Lisa has a procrastinator as a partner. Lisa says she is excited for your Costa Rica trip and jealous. She is not so much for going down into Mexico. I love the beaches in Mexico. I have many childhood memories of Mazatlan during Christmas vacations. Coming home with a suntan in January, Hahahaha. I have heard some horror stories of having agents tear through RV’s during random searches at re-entry. Kinda turns me off driving the RV into Mexico. We would love to see you guys too. Connie and Lisa
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Nice to hear from you! I have to agree with you about our beautiful deserts. Would not want to be anywhere else. Loved the pictures.
Hi Brenda, even after over 30 years working and living in SW Arizona we are still attracted to the desert. As soon as we drive back from our travels we feel at home immediately. Where else would an Arizona Lizard be comfortable. Thanks for the compliment. I notice “The Morning Star Cafe” in Palominas is hopping with special performances by local bands and musicians. What a wonderful way to enjoy Matthews great cooking.
So happy to hear from you again. Looks like you and Lisa are enjoying life and that’s what it is all about!
Thanks Cathy. It is a beautiful country we live in. I feel so blessed to be able to travel and enjoy nature and city life as we choose. I used to enjoy vacations in the back of a pickup truck and now I get to live in a beautiful home on wheels. You and Mike (Happy Birthday Mike) live in a beautiful part of California. Having spent 10 years in Chico I love Northern California, too. Connie