Friday, February 28, 2014

Bisbee, Arizona

Friday, February 28, 2014

Yesterday, after breakfast, Dolly, Fergie and I jumped into the jeep and headed 30 miles south on hwy 80 toward Bisbee for a day of sightseeing.  It is a clear, warm, beautiful day!  Bisbee is located in the Mule Mountains and actually built right into the hillsides.Hwy 80 to Bisbee Bisbee is another quarry mining town that has a huge pit just like Ajo has.  In fact, they are both owned by the same mining company.

 The copper mines are located on the hwy, on the south side of Bisbee.  If you are coming into Bisbee from the east, you curve right around the mines as you drive into town.  The mine is now closed waiting for better copper prices or cheaper ways to get the copper out.Bisbee Mine

When we got into town, we drove all the way through and then drove back to the Old District and parked the jeep.  We walked up and down the narrow streets looking in all the windows.  It is a tourist town, but it is so beautiful, you forget about the tourist part and just look at the scenery around you.

Fancy motorized bike
Fancy motorized bike.
Dolly and Fergie on Main Street
Looking down Main Street.
Steps everywhere
Stairs everywhere in Bisbee.
 Looking up Main Street
Looking up Main Street.
Peeking in store
Peeking in store.
Bisbee Grand Hotel
Bisbee Grand Hotel
Water canals
Water canals go under the buildings down Main Street.
Mining train
Mining train
Homes on the hillside.

 This is a very artsy town.Wall art Wall art

It was getting late, and time for lunch, so we headed to the west side of town over by the pit to Erie Street for lunch.  Had heard there is a great place to eat and it has a great atmosphere.  I will show you Erie Street tomorrow.


This morning, we got out of Tombstone about 11:30.  We were running late, but Dolly wanted to pick up some things from Boothill.  (Not bodies)

Went north on hwy 80 to Benson and caught I-10 going east to Las Cruces, New Mexico.I-10   Again, the weather was just beautiful.  We have had two months of just beautiful weather.  Unbelievable!  We stopped at a rest stop in the mountains close to the New Mexico border. Rock formationsBig rocks New Mexico!1-DSC05328 Went over several mountain ranges and through several deserts Florida MountainsDesert to get here, but we finally arrived at a rest stop on I-10 overlooking the city of Las Cruces.  This is where we are boondocking for tonight.Rest stop overlooking Las Cruces

Las Cruces

See you later.



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