Cave Dwellings: July 2016
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Buckhorn Creek, Lake O' The Pines, Jefferson, TX

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Memories of Hickiwan and Ajo

When I started my blog in 2009, it was with the encouragement of well known blogger, Al Bossence and his wife Kelly. We were interested in taking our Hiker to Arizona and they pointed us in the direction of Hickiwan Trails RV Park, in Why, Arizona..Why? you ask..Yep…Why is a wide spot in the road about 12 miles South of Ajo, Arizona.  We stayed almost 2 months…the longest we have stayed ANYWHERE!! What a gem Ajo area is, so I thought it only fair to share with those who RV…Here are some many photos of our trip.

Wild burrow were roaming the dessert. I heard them at night, but they eluded me during the day…Until ONE day, I spotted them!!


The sunsets are gorgeous..and the town of Ajo is beautiful…




We took walks into the Sonoran desert everyday…I’m not sure how safe it was..or is now..Ignorance is bliss.


There were tons of gems called Rose Chalcedony in the desert..I loaded my pocket so full, my jeans were about to fall off…There was a large presence of Border Patrol in the sky around our RV park…That could have been because there was a Border Patrol Headquarters about 2 miles from us…I LIKED that fact!

Desert Rose Charceldony

Here is that same piece of Rose Chacledony all cleaned up!!



As you can see, there was never any shortage of photos available over those beautiful mountains…


This pathway into the desert was right behind our RV…fabulous!


There was even a Mardis Gras celebration, complete with a one vehicle parade..and lots of fun and food!!


…and yes, that is my McGyver on the right…attempting to play a washboard for the crowd….Such fun times!..We really hated to leave, but we were planning on going to Pancho Villa Days in Columbus, NM on our way back East, so we said our good-byes to our campground hosts and left the last week of February..


Hickiwan Ray, on the right, and his wife ran the RV park with the help of her brother…


On the road East out of the Sonoran Desert …I sure do hope to get back someday!!!!