Sunday, November 22, 2020
Saturday Tom decided to give the Stinger "B" a good washing along with the Jeep. Today he started the waxing. Last week he did the roof and waxed it so hopefully if it rains we will not have any white streaks coming down. Not that I am hoping for rain. While Tom was outside doing that yesterday I did some reorganizing in the storage under our bed. I have now finished two of my crocheting projects and needed to get yarn out for the next two plus re-arrange things to get everything back under. Then I just did a few other necessary cleaning chores inside. Today I started on the next two crocheting projects. That was our last two days nothing extraordinary but it does not need to be to be a day lived and enjoyed.
I had mentioned in a previous blog post we took three rides while we were staying in New Mexico. This catch up post contains the pictures of the two times, October 29th and October 31st, we drove to Sierra Vista and back. Though the views especially between Bisbee and Sierra Vista are beautiful these trips are not what I would call going for a ride. When we say we are going for a ride it means we are heading out to explore a trail, check out the views, maybe see a particular site that might be historical or something that sounds interesting. Yes, there is a destination in mind but the stops along the way are usually frequent and part of the whole day. These two rides where not about that they were strictly about the destination.
Tom had been doing some research on a particular item he wanted to purchase and where he could make the purchase for several months. A day before we took this trip he found two of what he was looking for available in Sierra Vista. After checking things out he became the owner of a Winchester 94 rifle and is a happy man. Since, we were there we also made a stop at the Fry's to pick up some groceries, and stopped at Walgreens for a prescription. Our second trip was because some accessories for his purchase came in that he needed. The second trip was strictly a there and back trip.
|I took this October 30th from our patio.|
Not a bad view at all.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
It was one of those days for me and I did not pick up the camera until we were coming into Bisbee.
|We know we are close when we see the Tailings from|
the Open Copper Mine.
|As we drive by here the Lavender Pit is on our left.|
There is a spot to stop and check it out.
We have stopped and taken pictures here several
times but not today.
|Going by Bisbee.|
|Mule Pass Tunnel just ahead.|
|We have turned onto AZ-90 |
and we can see in the distance the ever present
Tethered Aerostat Radar System.
|Historical Marker |
This is the site of the Battle of the Bulls.
Curious about what The Battle of the Bulls was about I looked it up and this is what I found:
In December 1846, the Mormon Battalion followed the San Pedro River north from the U.S. border with Mexico in what is now Cochise County, Arizona. On Dec. 11, the battalion had the only major “battle” in its journey when a number of wild bulls charged and a dusty, chaotic melee ensued.
|Walking across we noticed several padlocks attached|
to the fence that people had left behind.
|We can see Tombstone in the distance.|
|Coming into Tombstone, we will not be stopping today.|
Saturday, October 31, 2020
|Today I was waiting with camera in hand to get this|
picture. This is the first time I have seen a sign
warning to watch for animals for over a 100 miles.
|Douglas in the distance.|
|The line of green means we are coming up|
on the San Pedro River.
At this point we are headed back home.
|Mule Mountain Pass Tunnel.|
Completed in 1958 it took ten minutes off the drive
over the 6,030 foot high pass.
|A little Christmas on the way.|
|Going back by Bisbee today I caught the "B".|
|We always see this street, and the Greyhound Bus |
when we are on the traffic circle going into Bisbee.
Today we turned in to see what was there.
|We took the wrong turn off the traffic circle|
and ended up in another area of Bisbee.
I wonder if this were the people who owned or ran
the mine lived.
|Circling back out of the area above we are making|
our way back to AZ-80.
|Coming into Douglas I could see the sun setting|
in my rearview mirror.
Soon we were back home at the quiet of Rusty's RV Ranch and the Stinger "B" .