Of course I have to search it and find that Elizabeth Barrett Browning did in "Letters addressed to R. H. Horne," back in 1839.
So what "Third time's a charm" am I talking about now?
The water system in Ajo needed attention again. Though each time he has gone before it had been for a different problem to repair. Not uncommon when the system has been functioning great for over 15+ years. Things just wear out!
I must say I was more then willing to tag along as hubby headed there again. There was still stuff I hadn't seen and it's really the only way I am going to get there.
Only this time it was a bit warmer, like 95 degrees warm. I surely wasn't going off on any walking adventures this trip like before. The system is right outside Olsen's Market if I hadn't mentioned that before. Such a friendly store and a great place to sit, read, and watch a variety of people who come and go. Conversations start up with a simple question and history is shared within some of the answers.
Once the new problem was fixed, hubby asked if there was anything I had wanted to do before we headed back. Of course I said there was and pulled out my phone. He giggled as I loaded the map and directions. Told him I had it saved for 'if' ever we got back here, be it to repair something else or actually camp for a weekend or a week. I had "hope" is all.
"Third times the charm!"
The Ajo Scenic Loop will be our adventure for the afternoon.
As the brochure said, the pavement soon ends and you continue on a very bumpy dirt road.
"Third times the charm!"
MaxxTrails we learned the real name for this formation was Wind Swept Rock and it had also been given the alternative name, Cow Pie.
New Cornelia Mine) will be on your left. It gleamed in the afternoon sun showing off the many colors amidst tailing's, creating an awesome background to the lavishly green desert floor.
At MILE 6.1 is the intersection of Darby Well Road that goes off to the right. The brochure states that 100 years ago this road was part of an extensive transportation network that ended at the international border. Today there is a sign warning you of what could be ahead.Ajo Historical Society Museum on Indian Village Rd. Before you arrive at the museum, on the left will be the lookout. There is a fenced area where there was an visitor center but it was closed.
Across the street is the Greenway Mansion.
By the way, chickens do use ladders too!
"Third time's the charm!"
When I did the walking tour I had to pick and choose which path I took to see what I could. This was one of the ways I choose not to go then.
I believe there are still more sites to see and dirt roads to travel. Ajo will remain on our bucket list for things to do.