Sunday, January 7, 2018
Sun came up without a cloud in the sky. Going to be another warm one.
Did the dishes I didn’t bother to do last night and fixed coffee. I haven’t figured out how to make a good coffee with this percolator pot yet. Always too strong. After breakfast, Yuma and I decided to head into Ajo. Like to take a drive around and I need to pick up a few things at Olsens Market Place.
As we headed up the road, I could see Ajo Peak and to the right North Ajo Peak.
We just skirt the Ajo mountains to our west as we drive along the dusty road.
Not a long drive and before we knew it we were overlooking the small town of Ajo as we rounded a mountain curve and swung down into town.
You can see the slag berm from the Ajo Mining Pit that created this town many years ago. The huge pit is off to the right. My camp is on the other side of the pit.
As I drove down the street I noticed this beautiful masonry sculpture of a lizard on the wall of this home. If I remember correctly, a man with the blog handle of Wolf man created it and some of the murals I will show you in town. Maybe Al will remember him better than I do. All I remember is he had some wild blog. When I come to town, I often wonder what happened to him.
Today is Sunday and lots of people are in church and they have lots of churches.
Unfortunately, I forgot what this building is, but it is pretty.
I need to tell you that I will be limiting the number of photos until I get a handle on my Verizon data usage. I have unlimited but that is just a word. I use a jetpack to get to the internet with my computer and Verizon seriously throttles internet speed once I pass 15 gigs.
I am watching it closely and also trying to make my photo size smaller in hopes to help the situation. Unfortunately, I’m not a pro at knowing what to do to limit photo sizes, so if my images begin to look faded out, then I went too far. Live and learn I guess.
Well we made it to the grocery store. Didn’t take a minute, but let me warn you, prices are high in this out of the way burg. Olsens is kind of an all in one store. You can get about anything you need here.
Ajo is famous for wall murals and they have many of them here in town. Since I will be here for awhile, I’m only going to place five or six on the post per day.
Will call this section each day: Artist Alley.
After getting home, Yuma and I just laid out in the sun. It was nice in the mid seventies with a slight northern breeze to keep it from getting too hot.
More murals tomorrow. See you later.