It's been a while since I posted. I will try to give you the highlites in a nutshell...
I left Tuscon on a Sunday afternoon, stopping at recently opened Walmart on the way out for needed supplies. I got sidetracked in the store and I knew I could not make Ajo before dark. Thinking I could just overnight there, I put my groceries and other purchases away and was eating some supper when I got a knock on the door. Right ........"Yes, Sir".
No overnight parking within the city limits of Tuscon. I drove to Sells and parked behind a Shell station for the night. Getting up the next morning I noticed my fridge was not working. I did get the situation resolved at the Napa Auto store in Ajo by the owner who's name is Kord. He knows his stuff on RV's and I would go back with any other problems if needed.
Two days later I headed out to the desert, down Darby Wells Rd. I had read on RV Sue's blog that she had camped there as well, so I figured for my first boon-docking experience it would be about as safe as it gets.
I stayed at my camp spot there for a couple days; then wanting to explore more, I drove back to the fork and took the lefthand road for a few miles back until the road narrowed so much I thought I had better turn back. I had scraped bottom a few times with the long overhang behind the back tires of my rv. I camped about a mile from the fork, up on a hill just past the remains of what used to be a ranch on the left. The mountains, desert lanscape, and quietness was almost intoxicating, for lack of a better word. I could have stayed there in the desert for a month!
Joe and Izzy and I took our walks and the Border Patrol whizzed by many times during the day and night.
here on Sunny's Studio. It had been quite a while since I had done a nocturn painting.
The next day I was trying to use up some left-over food in my fridge, and wish now I had not tried to be so frugal and had thrown it out instead. A few hrs later I came down with a full blown attack of food poisoning.(researched later on the internet). I spent 2 miserable days there (no cell srevice, no internet) before being able to get around enough to head back to Tucson. I arrived back at my brother's place hoping I wouldn't need to go to emergicare. The next few days saw me gradually getting better, but it took a full week to recover enough to feel like I was indeed going to make it. I have recorded this here to remind myself and others to make sure what we eat is safe. From now on, anything over 3 days old will be thrown out of my fridge!
Today we are heading to Nogales, MX for a dentist and some shopping. Hopefully a fun-filled day! I will try to catch up on my blog reading in the next couple days. Oh yes, and Miss Izzy and Curley Joe got to visit the groomer last Friday.
They are so sweet looking when clean!!
I plan on doing a post on our visit to Nogales. I am taking my camera... and my passport!