After our border ordeal we returned to the USA and drove to Shadow Ridge RV Park to pick up our CRV which we stored there while visiting Mexico. We originally only planned to stay overnight in Ajo however, we discovered that some of our friends we first met at Betty’s RV Park were staying at Shadow Ridge! We have run into Rick and Barb all over this country and now were back together again in Ajo Arizona!
In fact our first night back Rick and Barb had offered to make us dinner and it couldn’t have come at a better time after our harrowing border crossing . What a fabulous meal we had over drinks and lively conversation. It is always great to reconnect with RV friends on the road…
The next day after we were more relaxed and energetic we returned the favor to Barb and Rick inviting them over for dinner at our place. We both had plans to head our separate ways the next day but the weather was taking a turn for the worse so we both added a few days to our stay to wait for the rainstorms to pass.
Over happy hour we talked about our trip to Puerto Penasco so much that Rick and Barb decided they were going to camp down at Organ Pipe National Monument and take a two night mini-vacation to Puerto Penasco. They will catch a bus down and plan to stay at a little boutique hotel downtown. We can’t wait to see their pictures and hear about their adventure. I feel sure they will have a blast as we did.
A break in the weather every now and then allowed me to escape to walk the short nature loop within the park. It is short but has a lot to see since the park models adjacent to the dry wash and trail all have bird feeders out as well as corn feeders for the local wild inhabitants.
Walking the trial is relaxing and there are always sightings of several of the endemic Sonoran Desert birds. Walking slowly I was able to capture several of them in photos and one time I even saw a couple of the resident javelinas after hearing one noisily walking in the dry wash. I would have lingered longer but alas the rains returned so I scurried back to the RV…
We were also able to sneak out between showers to visit the New Cornelia Open Pit Mining Lookout. A very informative fellow and his wife are the caretakers of the small museum on premises. They have a lot of stories to tell about the mine and the history of the area. There is also a decent display of minerals found in the area at the museum.
Our last morning in Ajo we invited Rick and Barb over for some chorizo, potato and egg breakfast tacos with bloody mary drinks to celebrate our paths crossing once again. They will head down to Organ Pipe NM while we drive the short 14 miles to Why AZ… Barb and Rick, we will see you two down the road again someday….. sooner than later we hope!
NOTE: We spent the next three nights in Why, Arizona and then will move over to the Diamond Justin J’s RV Park in Tucson Arizona.