Saturday 2-22-20 Ajo Arizona

Our perfect days have finally ended. It started raining about 11:00PM last night and rained off and on during the morning. We got .48″ of rain. Overnight low was 66F and high today was 70F. It cleared off quite a bit in afternoon.At Noon we drove into Ajo. We went to the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. It is in the old Railroad Depot. The depot was built in 2014. It is at the East end of the PlazaThey have a lot of information for all of Arizona and AjoWe went from the Visitor Center via La Mina Street to the Mine LookoutThe New Cornelia Mine is 1 1/2 mile across and 1,100 ft deepThey have a museum with a lot of mine information and a docent that was a Millwright in the mine. His father moved the family from northern Arizona to Ajo in 1934.He is a historian and has written a history of AjoWe bought the book and took his pictureWe then went to the Ajo Museum in the Old Indian SchoolOne of the docents there was a former High School Teacher in Ajo. He bought a house from the copper company behind the Catholic church. He paid $18,000. We drove by, it is a nice house. He was very knowledgeable about civil rights that played a big roll in the 60’s. Until then there were big differences in living conditions and jobs between whites, Hispanics and Indians.We then headed to Family Dollar to look for Margarita glassesNext door was an appliance and electronics storeit also offers a lot of servicesWe then went back to the Plaza to check on Margarita glasses at the Three Nations MarketI got a cup of Red Eye Coffee at Oasis Coffee in the old theater building on the PlazaWe then decided to try Dollar GeneralNone there eitherWe headed to Why. Stopped at Why Not Travel CenterFilled the gas can for the Honda generator. They have a unique water featureStopped at the Rock Shop to check on nutsThey only had raw almonds and unsalted pistachiosGot back to Gunsite Wash and started dinner. Donna made a hamburger soup and crackers, cheese, meat and bread for sandwiches. We made sauteed asparagus with onions and ham.We had to use Old Fashion glasses for Margaritas. Seemed to work fine as we each had two.Watched Dateline on Sling TV

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