Does that seem like half a sentence? Maybe, Why boondocking is awesome, or something like that. Nope, we are boondocking in Why, Arizona. Well, 2 miles to the south actually. We wanted to go somewhere different this year, and after reading online about this spot, I knew we had to come here.
This is actually the only store in town. Hell, it’s practically the only building.
Why got it’s name because back in the day the highways met here and formed a “Y” in the road. At the time of its naming, Arizona law required all city names to have at least three letters, so the town’s founders named the town “Why” as opposed to simply calling it “Y.” The road has since been changed to a T intersection for safety sake.
The next biggest town is Ajo, it has maybe 3000 people. It is an old mining town with a large open pit copper mine on the edge of town. And a nice little museum. The buildings in the town center are mostly from the 1920’s. Like this old church. I love the white wash adobe.
This is one of the top mosaic pieces on the old train station. It’s now a cute little shopping center.
There are some colorful buildings in Ajo, and even some small art galleries.
There was an antique store that of course we had to stop at. They had a bunch of stuff outside, but they were closed so we couldn’t ask anybody anything, or go in the building. There are stacks and piles of these old iron bed frames though. We thought maybe they were from the early 1900’s. Around the mine at that time, their was a bunch of little houses that the Mexicans, and Native Americans lived in when they worked the mine. I’m guessing that’s where they came from.
If we had a yard, I would buy a bunch of them and make a fence.
We are about 3 miles from the Organ pipe cactus monument, so we will be going there in the next couple of days.
Our spot here is beautiful. This is the greenest spot we have been in Arizona, very bushy, and big trees. Because of all that vegetation, there are a ton of birds here. I saw my first ever cardinal the other day.
We had a wonderful sunset too. These clouds just kept moving and shifting.
So, Why ask Why?? Because you can.