Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Visit to Ajo, Arizona

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Woke up to a bright sun shiny day.  After breakfast, Yuma and I went into Ajo to wash the jeep, buy lotto tickets, mail some letters and throw trash away.

There is a back road into Ajo that goes around the west side of the Ajo Open Mine Pit, called Scenic Drive.  It is a gravel road that winds through the hills and washes and ends up on the west end of town.

Scenic Drive

Rock formation

This is the backside of one of the Little Ajo Mountains.  This mountain overlooks the town and has a big “A” on the east side.  Many of the mountainous towns in the southwest have the first letter of the town name on a nearby mountain.

Backside of Ajo Mountain

Ajo Mountain

Because we are so close to Mexico, there are a lot of Border Guards running around in their green and white trucks.  Signs warn us to be careful.

Warning sign

After finishing all my duties, Yuma and I took a drive around the town.

Ajo Calvary Baptist Chuch

Ajo Calvary Baptist Church

Sculpture of a lizard on the side of a house

Sculpture on a house

I will post more photos of Ajo tomorrow.  Leave you with this mural on the side of a building.

Mural on building

See you later.