No more tough questions today!

After the previous post and over one hundred-twenty comments, we could use a break!

How about a calm, relaxed walk around Ajo?  That’s what the crew and I do today.

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It’s an exceptionally pretty day to be walking around, sniffing posts and taking photos.
(They do the sniffing, I snap the pics.)  The railroad tracks are behind this structure.

1-P1020485 - CopyBridget and Spike enjoy meeting neighborhood dogs as we pass.

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I enjoy seeing the different styles of homes.  I like the castle turrets on this one.

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Few homeowners have grass to mow!

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The landscaping of this house showcases many different desert plants.

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The front of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is frequently photographed.  This is the view from the back.

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Every angle makes a lovely photo.


The mural on the Ajo Copper News building is quite impressive.


A mosaic reminds us of the Indian, Mexican, and Anglo heritage of Ajo.  See the three skin colors on the face.

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The mosaic wall is near large shade trees.  The crew rests on grass (!) while I view the art and reflect on its messages.


 1-P10205061-P1020508We head back to the PTV parked at the plaza.  Bridget and Spike have a drink.

I leave them in the PTV so I can browse some of the shops.  On the way back to Darby Well Road, I stop for gas and see one more mural.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!


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57 Responses to No more tough questions today!

  1. Pat says:

    Happy Valentines Day to you. Ajo is a beautiful gem in the desert, great pics.

    Pat, DWR

  2. Rhonda says:

    Thanks for the great pictures of Ajo. Happy Valentine’s Day to Sue, Spike and Bridget ❤

  3. I like the “end of the world” photo/mural.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hmm… My campsite is about 3 miles from Ajo. Does that mean I’m sitting at the end of the world? Hmm…

      • Bill and Ann says:

        Ditto: Hmmm. Who painted this? What was the meaning behind it? Very disturbing? Or uplifting? The Indian statement of being released into the general population is so sad. The Indian portrait with three skin colors is awesome. Good photographs.

  4. Timber n' me says:

    Well, happy Valentine’s day to you Sue and your Crew,,,,,,,,this was typed with on screen keyboard , my laptop regurler keyboard is not working after a cup ol’ coffee landed on it,,,,so it takes longer to say hello till it gets fixed, See ya

  5. Sunny says:

    Haha, loved that last mural!

  6. rvsueandcrew says:

    Ack!! I left out the photo of the crew lying in the grass. It’s there now. Golly, RVSue.

  7. cinandjules (NY) says:

    What a quaint town. Love the buildings, tiles and the saying on the mural.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the crew!

    • cinandjules (NY) says:

      Opps hit the enter button to soon.

      How are the green bags working out for ya? Don’t forget to change the paper towel.

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        It looks like the green bag is working great. I didn’t buy fresh greens for a long time after I received the bags because they were so high priced in Ajo. So I’ve only had the greens in the bags for two days. How often do you change the paper towel?

  8. Jack says:

    A few pics of the mine might be order!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Bleagh!!! Yes, the mine is a big part of Ajo. It doesn’t inspire me photographically. If you google “Ajo Copper Mine” you’ll see photos of that big hole in the ground.

  9. Phyllis L says:

    Happy Valentines Day to you and the crew! I am enjoying reading your posts.
    From Phoenix, AZ.

  10. CJ says:

    Thank you Sue!! Happy Valentines Day to you and the “kids”. I’ve been following your blog for less than a month but enjoy it immensely; am into February, 2012. It takes some time to read all the comments and follow most of the links just to see who else is out there. I’m looking forward to purchasing an ‘LD’ to do some serious traveling while still able to get around.

  11. TexCyn says:

    What a neat place. Happy Valentines Day to you & the crew!

  12. Carol L says:

    How old a town is Ajo? I love the buildings & the murals. The western towns seem to have many artists to create interesting things. I like the artistic houses on the north edge of Columbus, New Mexico for the same reason.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I think the town of Ajo dates back to the mid-1800s, but it wasn’t well-established until 1915 by the mining company. Ajo means garlic in Spanish but that isn’t where the name comes from. The O’odham (Native Americans) word for the color of the ore (copper) sounds like Ah-ho, so that’s how the name came about.

  13. Ed says:

    Sue took her picture of the Cooper News mural from a little too close. If she had moved back a bit and looked for footprints on the sidewalk she would have been standing where she could have a picture as the muralist wanted it to be seen. The roof line in the mural matches up perfectly with the roof line to the left of the mural.

    • Ed says:

      I’m replying to my own posting because I forgot to tell you that the music score in the mural is “Ghost Riders in the Sky”. Again IF the mural is viewed as described above the unwritten score would be continued along the electric lines to the right of the mural.

  14. Chuck says:

    Our Amazon order came like clockwork!!!!!!! Great pix of Ajo, just a beautiful little town. Happy Valentine to you and the crew. Chuck, Geri and the Kanine Krew

  15. I find the face done in the color of three races to be very compelling. Having just returned from overseas (Asia) I’m newly reminded that regardless of our respective cultures, we all really want the same things at the end of the day – peace, love, acceptance.

    Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  16. rommel says:

    Excellent post! The mural makes the town so quaint. Looks quiet and peaceful. The wall is artistically, tastefully done. And you did a great job showing and touring us. Very nice photo journal.

  17. Donna D. (stickhouse in CT) says:

    Thank you for the photos of Ajo. I love all the different architecture. Artist community towns are always interesting! Thank you for the photos and for putting up with all of our opinions on your last post. It was definitely an education!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Donna. It was interesting reading the comments about what to do if an illegal immigrant shows up at your door.

      There was one opinion that I thought would be mentioned and wasn’t…. Invading Mexico, making it a protectorate, cleaning it up (drug violence, corruption, infrastructure, etc.). My readers aren’t aggressive, I guess! 🙂

  18. Sue, so glad to hear it’s not you sniffing the posts. Love these photos. I love the architecture of the South West.

  19. What a remarkable little town. Love all the modest little homes that have been made so decorative by their owners. That’s a spot I want to visit for sure. Thanks for all the great pics.

  20. Susan in Dallas says:

    Beautiful, expressive photos! Just what I needed while I sort through bills, etc. in a dreary Dallas day. Especially loved the mosaic wall and church photos. Bet the inside of that church was lovely as well.

  21. AZ Jim says:

    Kinda glad we’re past the tough questions. As Americans we are torn between our big hearts and our sense of sovereignty. We have watched helplessly as we are invaded. No matter the reasons for others coming here illegally, it is nonetheless a violation of our laws and sovereignty. The humble immigrant of yesteryear no doubt still exists but just as surely do the vicious criminals and drug cartel thugs. Too often many of us have heard of the home invasions and horror brought by intruders from the south. I don’t know the answer, but as a native of San Diego and longtime resident of Arizona I have seen this up close. I am troubled by the situation but offer no solution. I am, however a realist and know at some point our trust and generosity becomes our downfall. Sue, I enjoy your blog and your travels and prefer the escape rather than the challenges.

  22. Ron says:

    Because of some unexpected events I hadnt pulled the trigger on the sd yet. I heard about the new model and decided to go back to Rice and check it out before I commit myself.
    We got to Rice Carla showed us the new model , The independence , There were some mods to the bathroom , three burner stove, counter top was one piece instead of three and the twin beds were wider. I decioded to take the SD it just fit me better.
    Put the down payment down and delivery should be March the seventh
    I went ahead and got the high axle , entertainment package, vinyl floors ,no furnace .
    It will be the slowest three weeks !!!

  23. Pat says:

    Great last picture

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