Ajo, Arizona - Thursday, December 19, 2019
Watched two and a half hours of Survivor last night and only used 4% of my four house batteries and today, I put the 100 watt solar panel on them and it didn't take long to be back to 100%. I'm happy.
Didn't sleep well from pain in my hips and lower back. Couldn't get comfortable. I've had this back pain since the days before I left home. I tried raking and picking up leaves and my back couldn't handle it. Yesterday, moving heavy batteries around didn't help.
Got up around 9 AM this morning and was doing my normal breakfast thing. I had a big breakfast
and was on my second cup of coffee laying outside with my best buddy dutifully keeping watch at my side.
As usual, I figured it was a neighbor, so I yelled at Yuma to come back. When he didn't, I peeked around the MH and there was a big white 350 Ford truck with a beautiful camper on top.
Out popped a couple and the first thing he said was "We came to meet Yuma!" No one ever comes to meet me. Yuma is the main character of my blog. I do all the work and he gets all the accolades!
We introduced ourselves and Yuma did his normal spring jump all around them like he had known them for years. They were BobCat. TRAVEL WITH THE BAYFIELD BUNCH:)) .
They didn't stay long, but Yuma got lots of pets which he liked, but not the two small doggies that were locked in the truck. Yuma wanted to meet them too, but not to be.
Too quickly, they were on their way, but before leaving they wanted a picture of them with of course, Yuma. He was happy to oblige.
My first visitors of the year and Yuma and I were thrilled Bob and Cathy stopped by to meet us.
After they left, Yuma and I headed into Ajo to visit the New Cornelia Open Pit Mine. It is over a mile and a half wide and 1150 feet deep. Water now covers the bottom 250 feet. They used rail cars to haul out the copper, gold and other precious metals. You can read more at New Cornelia Mine
To give you an idea, I am staying at the base of Black Mountain across the way to the South.
You can see the tailings (dirt and rock residue) strung for miles around the south end of Ajo.
An example of the rail cars they used to bring the payload round and round up from the pit.
Had a wonderful dinner of pork chops, broccoli and corn followed with chocolate pudding and whip cream. I'm getting good at this cooking thing.
Thanks again for stopping by Bob and Cathy. See you later.