We left Lost Dutchman Park Thursday and drove to a BLM spot on Joaquin Rd on the west side of Tucson. The area isn’t very big, but there were only two or three RVs there so we were able to find a good spot to spend the night.
We drove down the Ajo Highway and passed Kitts Peak which has numerous huge telescopes, the dome of biggest one, the Mayhew Telescope is eighteen stories high and is visible for about fifty miles.The telescope itself is 92ft long. There are tours of the Observatory, and evening programs too, another thing for the bucket list.
This is the the third year we have spent some time on Darby Wells BLM land just outside of Ajo. We had decided this year we would change sites and go farther up the road, near where Al and Kelly camped last year. We found a nice spot, set everything up, had lunch, then discovered we had no Verizon signal and no Shaw satellite reception. So back up the road we went to our old site. We like the spot we’re in, we are high up a hill and we can see for miles. That means we are pretty visible from the road but that might be a good thing in this area.
The RV in the distance is Rick, who is a friend of Al and Kelly. They stayed close by him last year.
Views from our site
The weather is warm but we had a lovely breeze today so we were comfortable for the most part.
This morning we saw two Border Patrol SUVs towing trailers with ATVs in them go flying up the other road, a while later we heard about six or seven gun shots, and then nothing out of the ordinary the rest of the day.
We don’t know whether to stay or leave in the morning, we aren't‘t really frightened, but we don’t want to stay and feel uneasy. Guess we will decide in the morning.