|If you are looking for the best way to haul your boat around - this isn't it!|
We maintained a watch to make sure he made it across the access road safely, then left him on his own to search for flowers or food.
|Grader on Darby Well road.|
It's that time of year when we're starting to get itchy feet and ready to make some miles, but the guy that pulled in beside me a few days later certainly made the decision easy. He immediately fired up his industrial generator in the back of his truck and let it run all afternoon, even though the sun was shining for all the solar power you could ever need. Even sitting indoors with all the windows and doors shut, I could even hear it over my television. When I saw him with the hood up on his Ford pickup, I thought this might be an opportunity for a helpful 'chat'! Not surprisingly, he had a big attitude to go along with his noisy power plant and he proceeded to inform me that I could not possibly hear his generator from there! Guess I should have offered him new batteries for his truck - or his hearing aid!
|You know you're near the border when you find water bottles abandoned in the desert from illegal crossers.|
|Wildlife watering facility. Water supplied from a windmill and solar powered pump on a well.|
This time, it was further east through the Tohono O'odham Nation Reservation towards Tucson. Before Tucson, we turned south and found one of our usual spots available in the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, where we settled in for a bit. Beautiful scenery and open grasslands. Lots of Border Patrol activity. Managed to spot a small herd of Pronghorns near the refuge HQ!
|Very crowded camping area!|
On the move again. Find out where in the next post!