(Parked in Huachuca City, AZ)
We took a ride over to Historic "Old Bisbee", AZ. It was a nice ride and as always the scenery was breathtaking.
Bisbee was the acknowledged "Queen of the Copper Camps". Even though the mines were closed in 1974 this town has endured and is not a "ghost town. After the mine closing some life long residents stayed and they have been joined by retirees who found inexpensive housing (from what I read not so true anymore), young artists, photographers, and craftmakers who started small businesses. We did see evidence of this plus several restaurants and a couple of coffee shops. We ended up having a very nice late lunch at a Mexican Restaurant the name of which escapes me.
Also, the Queen Mine offers underground tours. I have been on an underground mine tour in the Upper Peninsula, child's class trip, and it had big open areas plus we have been on cave tours and I just do not like the idea of being underground. I did offer to sit and read, not a sacrifice I love to read, while Tom took the tour but he decided against it.
Some pictures from our day.
So many homes clinging to the hillside.
|Our view as we ate lunch.|
The Bisbee District
Has The Best
Year Round Climate
Views looking down over "Old Bisbee".
The Lavender Pit Mine.
Heading back to Huachuca City.
I do not see how we can ever get bored with the views seen from the road before us as we drive through this country of ours. The total beauty of it all.
"The cure for boredom is curiosity.
There is no cure for curiosity. "