Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Didn’t sleep very well last night so I’m tired today. Guess it was too quiet around here. There isn’t a lot to look at here, but it is very nice and quiet. Full hook-ups and showers for $20 a night.
This morning, I decided to stay two nights. Today, around 10:30 this morning, Yuma and I drove the 26 miles north to Bisbee for a little sightseeing. Bisbee is a lot like Ajo. They are both pit mining towns. Ajo is in the desert and Bisbee is in the mountains.
You can read the history of Bisbee at this link. Most of the photos you see below are from the satellite community of Lowell. I also took a lot of photos of the old Bisbee district, but my internet link is so slow I’m leaving those for another day.
On my way through Douglas, I saw a car wash and I stopped to wash the salt and dirt off the Jeep.
I feel better about that. Couldn’t believe I made it all the way out of the north country just to find salt spread on I-20 just outside of Odessa, Texas. I hate salt and never intentionally drive the Jeep or MH on salt roads.
When leaving the car wash, I noticed there is a Walmart Supercenter here in Douglas. After our visit to Bisbee I went there to pick up some cash. They don’t allow over night camping, in case you wondered.
Heading through the Mule Mountains towards Bisbee.
These photos are of a small community within Bisbee known as Lowell. Not much has changed here over these past many years. It’s mainly a tourist attraction, but low key.
This is the Phelps Dodge Mining pit and gold and copper was dug out of this huge hole in the ground. It was was bought out in 2007 and is again an active mining operation. This pit is so big it replaced parts of Bisbee as it grew.
Lowell is a nice area to visit if you are ever in the Bisbee area.
See you later.