This morning I was up early at 6 o'clock and turned on the generator to charge my nearly dead batteries once again. It was so close to sunup I decided to just stay up and fix bacon and eggs for breakfast.
After breakfast I notice Tom and Deb Celebrating the Dance were outside having their coffee so me and Yuma walked over and joined them for awhile.After discussing everything but politics we came back to our camp and as I was preparing to go into town, Yuma started barking. He was sitting at the front window, so I looked outside and to my surprise there were four burros walking within 100 feet of the front of the White Lion. Grabbed my camera and went outside.
Yuma's barking had startled them so they had stopped and were looking in this direction. Then they moseyed on out of sight. Looked like a male, two females and a youngster. First time I've seen burros here, but yesterday Yuma and I followed their trail for quite a way so we knew they were around. Wouldn't have seen them if Yuma hadn't alerted me.
Then around noon, Yuma and I went into Ajo to get gas for the Jeep and to fill a 20 lb. propane tank so I can try out my new fire pit one of these nice evenings. Got that done and then decided to drive over to the New Cornelia open pit mine to get a few pictures.
|See the "A" on the mountain in the background?|
|Mural on building next to service station says it all|
|Black Mountain across the pit|
|See my Jeep way down there?|
When I got to the top of the hillside, I could see the open pit over to the left and the ground has all been cleared leaving an interesting color. Black Mountain is in the background.
|Taken with my zoom|