Organ Pipe National Park

Organ Pipe National Park

About Me

I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Ajo Town Square, January 12

Ajo is the nearest town to Organ Pipe NM. Founded in 1854, it was originally a mining town.  At one time there was a train from Lukeville to Gila Bend, but is now long gone.  Like many villages in Mexico, and even though Ajo is not in Mexico, there is a town plaza which is the gathering places for events.  The buildings in the Town Plaza are undergoing renovations...signs that the little town is coming back to life...probably due to the huge Boarder Patrol facility just south of town.  There are new art galleries showing off local talent; new eateries; the library and post office are still the main anchors.

Joel and I went into town for a supply run to discover that there was an event going on at the Plaza.

For eight years Tucson Samaritan  Deborah McCullough a mixed media artist has placed water, medical supplies, socks, and food along migrant trails for weary travelers in the desert. She has created a 900 square foot labyrinth inviting a meditative walk. The labyrinth was sponsored by the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  The foot ware were found along the migrant trails.  The water symbolizes the need for water in the desert.

 A cross in remembrance of one of the many that have perished in their journey.
 The footwear that have been left along the trail. Note the one in the foreground wrapped in carpet.

Placement of food, medical supplies, water, are considered humanitarian gestures are not against the law.

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