Ajo, Arizona - December 11, 2019I'm starting to get into a routine finally. Got up around 7:30 again. I like getting up after the sun. It was already feeling nice with a little cloud cover, but I could see it wouldn't be long before it would be blue skies again. Calling for another upper 60s day and I love those.
We fixed breakfast and I drank three cups of coffee while reading and responding to a number of blogs I follow. Then it was about noon and nice and warm outside.
We decided to drive southwest on Darby Well Road into the desert towards Organ Pipe National Monument. Took a few photos of the view along the roadway.
We only went about 10 miles and stopped to take a hike up to some rock formations so I could get a better view of my surroundings. I can't climb the big mountains, so this one will have to do.
As we exited the Jeep, it was deathly quiet and serene. Something about the desert gives me that calm and relaxed feeling.
We headed towards the rocks and of course there are no paths. You just try to find the easiest way. The terrain is all loose rock and I forgot to bring a walking stick. My balance isn't what it used to be, even just two years ago.
Up we went with Yuma leading the way. Before I got to the top, I slipped and cut my wrist and banged my camera against the ground. Only fell once, so I must have learned something.
Zoomed in on the Little Ajo Mountains in the distance north of me.
Yuma is looking south across the desert.
Looking east now. Our MH is about 10 miles in that direction.
Looking south towards the National Monument about 15 miles.
Me looking to the North.
Heading back to the Jeep now.
Took a few more on the way back to the MH. I believe those are near the town of Ajo and are in the Little Ajo Mountain range. I'm looking north.
Dead cactus arch just big enough for Yuma to walk through. But he wouldn't.
Took this one just to show you how many Saguaro Cactus there are out here.
Tonight there is a big full moon. I got a picture as it just appeared as a dark yellow globe and then later when it was completely dark. Big difference in colors.
Had a wonderful steak dinner tonight. Almost burned the MH down when the grease in the skillet caught fire. Yuma wasn't about to save me. He jumped off the couch and headed for the door. Luckily, I had a cover nearby and placed it over the skillet and the fire went out. Maybe, I had better stick with Dolly's cooking.
See you later.