This morning I didn't hurry. Don't have to leave till noon so I did a few things around the White Lion and had three cups of coffee and my Ritz crackers. Took Yuma for several walks and then we headed out at 11 o'clock for our final destination for awhile. Ajo, Arizona. It is only about 3 hours west of Tucson.
The first thing I did was to stop at the first service station and fill both the White Lion and the Jeep. The Jeep was on empty. They have a wind advisory for today, but luckily the wind is coming from the east so I have a tail wind. Should be no problem.
I took Valencia Road across the southern part of Tucson and it dead ended into Ajo Highway also known as highway 86. 110 miles to Ajo. This highway goes right trough the Tohono O'Odham Nation Reservation. This highway is two lane and is rough in a few places but overall not bad but I stayed around 55 mph.
Here are some pictures I took along the way. The first one is of the Casino Del Sol where I used to stay for free, but now they have an RV park and charge $40 to stay.
My first checkpoint looking for illegals trying to pass through. They didn't check me because they are only concerned with those going east.
Ajo Highway heading straight for the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Finally, to my destination just south of Ajo. Darby Well Road.
I was able to find a place on the side road I have stayed at a number of times. I know some of you will be very familiar with it. I am right at the base of Black Mountain.
Just as I was writing this there was a big boom that shook the whole motorhome and scared both Yuma and me. A military training jet broke the sound barrier. There is a lot of training going on around this area.
Darby Well Road heading for Black Mountain.
Behind the White Lion is some of the tailing from the huge open pit mine right in Ajo. I'll visit that again while I'm here.
See you later.