Friday, October 28, 2011

Back to Ajo, Where We Found Old Friends


We spent thirteen days at Cottonwood Forest Service Campground, it was centrally located for all the things we wanted to see. On Tuesday we went to see the ruins at Tuzigoot, just outside Clarkdale. There was once a large Pueblo which was home to about 200 hundred people. Like the habitants of Montezuma’s Castle the Sinaqua people abandoned their home around 1400 AD.



The Visitors Center Below



Inside the Pueblo



It was raining on Wednesday with lightening and thunder, but in between storms we headed back to Jerome to see the Gold King Mine which  Bev and Jim recommended to us, Unfortunately it started raining while we were there and got cold and the ground got pretty muddy. There were many old trucks, a working sawmill and lots of mine artifacts.

The Sawmill


Lots of old trucks



Gas was cheap


I think it needs some work



The Mine Shaft


Thursday morning we headed for Ajo, and Darby Wells Rd where we camped last year. We really liked our site last year so we were hoping it would be empty. When we turned up the driveway  the Greeter was waiting for us.


Our old site was empty and just the same as we left it last year.


The small pile of rocks is where I put the stick for my hummingbird feeder. I wasn’t sure is I should put it out again, cause I felt so bad taking it down last year, the hummingbirds were dive bombing me. This morning I looked up and there was a hummingbird looking in the window. I know he recognized me and it had nothing to do with the red blanket sitting on the dashboard. Naturally I felt obligated to put the feeder up again. I hung it on the stick and I didn’t even make it back to the motorhome and he was there.ajo day 1 

It feels good to be back here again, it is very quiet, we have no close neighbours, but we can see them in the distance’


Morning Walk




  1. Awwww yes, Darby Wells road. We may very well be back there this year as well at some point. One of our favorite areas for sure:))

  2. great spot to park..the peace and quiet and alone time must be amazing!!

  3. Hummingbird love makes my heart beat faster