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Feb 2, 2012 - Hit the road Jack

We did a fair amount of driving yesterday and most of it very beautiful indeed. Our major activity was a National Monument we knew nothing about except it was on the map and on our way. We stopped into the Chiricahua National Monument in the middle of nowhere literally. But oh my was it beautiful. This is where Cochise and Geronimo later, lived. While Cochise was cordial to the original settlers he became more impatient as more came to take his land and battles took place. Geronimo was never a moderate and once he took over the Indians were...

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Jan 24, 2012 - Bisbee: "The Other Mile High City"

Our game plan changed today based on the temps only going up to 55* and windy. We planned to head northeast of here to Fort Bowie National Historic Site, but instead headed to the historic mining town; Bisbee, billed as the "other mile high city"! Bisbee is the most charming town in Cochise County and began life in the 1880s as a copper, gold and silver mining camp. Eventually several billion pounds of the useful ore would be taken out of the ground here and by 1910, Bisbee was said to be the biggest city between the Midwest and West...

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Jan 8, 2012 - Bisbee and Tombstone

Even the peanuts that Susi had put outside to attract the Javelina were still outside in the morning. Maybe tonight we will be lucky. We left early for the town of Bisbee to tour the Queen Mine which is an old copper mine located in Arizona’s Mule Mountains. The Queen Mine closed in 1975 after nearly 100 years of operation. Wearing a hard hat, a miner’s head lamp and a yellow slicker we went 1,500 feet into the mine to learn what it was like to work underground. Our tour guide was one of the miner’s who had actually worked the mine and was...

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Oct 23, 2011 - Day 42 R&R for us

today we just did nothing but walk/coffee/lunch, few pix and a few of this house and lack of in bisbee... our pixs: https://picasaweb.google.com/111501084229847916041/Day42StuffInBisbee# tomorrow we will be "movin' on back" again... ron & bebe ipad sent, "movin' on back" don't forget our trip journal... http://www.mytripjournal.com/ourusa

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Oct 22, 2011 - Day 41 in Bisbee Day & Nite

another band made R&B, up of soldiers from the army fort huachuca in bisbee AZ, pronounced u-cha-cha (corn bread band) they made "knock on wood" sound new... and to watch them was like watching a bunch of jumping jacks the problem, we are too old now to do the dances we did back in the 70/80s but we give it a few tries and we felt it the next morning... you get tired just watchin' them... and their sound echoed thru the small town of bisbee like huge speakers... because of my small camera many of my pixs are dark, some fuzzy... and in the...

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Oct 21, 2011 - Day 40 Bisbee AZ Day & Nite

leaving sierra vista where dancing was by DJ, we went to bisbee found several bars w/music at night and a band at the brewery which was bisbee's old stock market building in the 40s... anyway this band was with out a doubt one of the best r&b band we have heard and dance too in a very log time, playing in the small town bar reminds me of fats domino or louie armstrong how they got their start in small town bars in new orleans, these guys are heading that a way...as has many well known bands or artists... music was great, people the same and...

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Sep 22, 2011 - BZB (Say the Cool People)

No, I didn't tour the Bisbee copper mine. At 1,500 feet below earth's surface, I was worried that was about 1,490 feet too many. I didn't get to the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum until 5 minutes before it closed, just enough time to buy a postcard and an impulse Christmas gift for a great-niece. Fingers crossed she likes it. I'm tired. And I'm confused. I planned this trip to, once and for all, find the "perfect" place to live, but that's added an undercurrent of stress. Is this the place? What if I don't find it? Every once and a...

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Sep 21, 2011 - Bisbee

Guidebooks describe Bisbee as unique. They're selling it short. Some guy decorated his house with, among other things, naked statues. Old, skinny, long-haired hippies struggled up and down the streets. The St. Elmo Bar, in business since 1902, is still packing them in—in the morning. According to one source, cartographers have never been able to map the streets of Bisbee. I believe it. The only way I found my rental apartment was by talking to the owner by phone. She could see my silver Cherokee down the hill. "No, you needed to make a...

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Sep 20, 2011 - Signs—or Not

I'm too tired to have a theme for today, so I'll talk about signs. I've seen some strange ones. Shingles vaccination! I wonder if people know that's herpes. An epitaph for a friend soaped on a car's back window. As I pull into a town I want a sign that says, "Emmy, this is the perfect place for you." I want clouds to part and a beam of sun to zone directly in to the exact house I'm supposed to buy. Strange talk from a woman who hates to be told what to do. I did laundry last night. God did it feel good to have clean clothes. I stayed in...

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Jan 21, 2011 - Bisbee Arizona

Arrivée à Bisbee vers 12h30,comme toujours, nous n’avons jamais de réservation et il n’y a qu’un seul camping, de 28 places, qui est situé à seulement 5 minutes du centre-ville. Donc, c’est important que ce soit là que nous restions. Chanceux,nous avons un site dont l’arrière de notre équipement est face aux montagnes et à la mine à ciel ouvert. Cet endroit nous plaît bien, donc nous réservons pour une semaine et en profiterons pour visiter les alentours. Bisbee est une ancienne ville minière qui a été fermée en 1975. Elle est construite...

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Jan 4, 2011 - I love it when a plan comes together

I love it when a plan comes together. Our day trip to Whitewater Draw was fruitful in so many ways. I had been having pangs of regret that I chose to stay at Benson for Christmas rather than moving down to Bisbee. I just figured it was a postponement until the following week and that we would spend New Years in Bisbee. But Fred was anxious to find warmer weather and wanted instead to head straight to the warmest place he could think of: Yuma. He also pointed out that we plan to come back to this area for spring migration birding, targeting...

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Nov 28, 2010 - Tucson to Bisbee Arizona

11-28-10 Tuscon to Bisbee Today was a leisurely 100-mile trip so there was no hurry to hit the road early. We had till noon to pull out of Far Horizons Tucson Village. This RV Park is a fine resort with many amenities. One of those is the best laundry facility I have seen anywhere so far. I took advantage of this facility to wash some clothes. Today was also omelet day so I made omelets for breakfast during the dry cycle. I also toured the facility in detail. There are card rooms, pool tables, various workshops, exercise rooms, and a...

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