Friday, January 12, 2018 – Location: Ajo, Arizona
It took me forever to go through my morning routine and get breakfast done. It was so nice out, I laid down in my lounger with my ice tea and just couldn’t get up.
Around 11 A.M., I decided I had better accomplish something. If I do a load of laundry today in the very nice laundromat they have in town, I won’t have to try and find one in the next town down the line. So Yuma and I hopped into the Jeep with four good tires and headed into Ajo, camera in tow.
I’ve been to the Ajo Laundromat a number of times over the years and it is never crowded. Always nice and clean with plenty of washers and dryers.
Only did one load for $3, including drying them. Within the hour, we were out of there. Decided to take a few more photos on my way out of town. Every town, I think, has the first letter on a mountain above their town and Ajo is no exception.
Be sure to stop into the Ajo Museum when you’re in town. It is excellent. Dolly and I stopped by a number of years ago, so with Yuma in the Jeep, I didn’t go in this time.
Just east of the museum is the New Cornelia open pit mine. They mined copper from 1917 through 1983. The observation area was closed so I couldn’t get a good photo, but it is a big hole in the ground. I am staying across from it on this side of Black Mountain you see in the background.
The Greenway House sits high on a hill overlooking the pit mine. John Campbell Greenway came to Ajo in 1911 from Bisbee to inspect the mining operation. He became the manager and built his very elegant home here.
We ended back home around 2 P.M. and resumed our lazy day. Caught this guy at the top of an Ocotillo plant.
I should know what it is, but I don’t. Someone will let us know in the comment section tomorrow. It makes such a beautiful chirping sound.
Tonight is Gold Rush, so I had better get cracking and set up the Dish receiver and make sure all is in order before it comes on at 7 tonight. It is so nice to relax for a change and take my time getting things done.
See you later.