Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fire, Bike Ride and Bird Counting

This week we said goodbye to a volunteer. Jim had been here at ORPI for two months and it was time to get home for Christmas. Tuesday night we had a fire, Jim is seated at the picnic table.
Wednesday Sherri and I went on a 10 mile bike ride, a lot of up and down through arroyos. We are in front of the visitor center, nice and fresh before our ride.
We also went out for dinner to say goodbye to Jim, Mike and Tina. Fourteen of us had dinner in Lukeville, on the border, at a Mexican Cafe. The border crossing is right out the windows.
Sherri and two other volunteers signed up to count birds on Saturday morning just outside of Ajo. The count is a project of Audubon Society in conjunction with Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, which borders Organ Pipe. Since birds get up early Sherri and friends had to be in Ajo, 35 miles north, at 7:00am. The area Sherri counted in is on Childs' Mountain, which is a restricted area because there is an Air Force radar station on top.
Sherri and fellow birders, plus a sunrise photo.

This week we start our training program. On Saturday we are heading up to Phoenix to celebrate Christmas with my sister, Susan. Happy Holidays to All!!!


  1. We really enjoy reading your blog. Wish we knew about work-camping our first full-time go around ;o))

    Nice bike ride!!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

  2. Beautiful sunrise! Great reason to get up so early. Safe journey for the holidays.