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Mar 15, 2017 - Tombstone, Boot Hill and Bisbee

Not too far from Benson is Tombstone. Of course we had to check it out. We stopped at Boot Hill to see the cemetery where early residents are buried as well as those who died during the gunfight at the OK Corral. It was interesting. A little tourist trappy but interesting. The town of Tombstone was touristy too. Lots of shops to buy souvenirs or get something to eat and drink. But it looks like the movies. There were some actors there who were getting ready to do a re-enactment of the OK Corral. I took their picture and it almost looks like...

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Nov 5, 2016 - Bisbee Mariachi Festival

Nancy and Mia took me to see the Saturday Farmers Market so we shopped for produce and had a snack from one of the food trucks. I managed to visit Bisbee on the weekend of the 2nd Annual Bisbee Mariachi Festival. We bought tickets to enter City Park and heard various groups, male and female. The Mexican food was delicious and the weather was perfect for the event. Tonight we went to Cafe Roka for my farewell dinner. The menu says "Cafe Roka is a culinary experience in the heart of Old Bisbee featuring locally sourced ingredients, exciting...

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2016 Ecuador

Nov 4, 2016 - Copper Queen Mine

While Mia was in school, Nancy and I took Copper Queen Mine Tour. On the way downtown, we passed the Copper Prince Mine which is now closed. We ate lunch at Jimmy's, known for their Chicago specialties of hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. Bisbee was founded as a copper, gold, and silver mining town in 1880, and named in honor of Judge DeWitt Bisbee, one of the financial backers of the adjacent Copper Queen Mine. The mining operation was taken over by Phelps Dodge Corporation until 1975 when they halted its Bisbee copper-mining...

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2016 Ecuador

Nov 3, 2016 - Driving Down to Bisbee

I'm going to visit Nancy Potenza, my first cousin, and her daughter Mia Parsons. On the way, I stopped in Tucson to meet Barb and Ed Haugland for Mexican food at Agustin Kitchen. After the beautiful ride south almost to the Mexican border town of Nacos, I arrived in Bisbee. Since Nancy's husband Mark Parsons was in Chicago, we girls had the weekend all to ourselves to explore Bisbee AZ. Bisbee is a free-spirited place with a thriving arts and music scene and a well-preserved historical architectural setting. My cousin has been living here...

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2016 Ecuador

Apr 16, 2016 - Bisbee, AZ

In 1877 traces of copper were found and the first claim staked in what is now Bisbee. The population grew to 25,000 when the silver, copper and gold mines boomed, like other western boom towns Bisbee was famous for its 50 saloons and red light district with 50 plus brothels. We started with a 60 minute golf kart tour of this city in the mountains. Mining camps sprung up on mountain tops and mules moved goods up to the mines and down to the miner's shacks. During the depression mining dried up and the WPA built steps along the mule trails....

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Spring Trip 2016

Feb 11, 2016 - Bisbee AZ

Today we decided that we would visit Bisbee which is about 22 miles south of Tombstone. In a car it takes around half hour to drive, in the old west it was a half day stagecoach ride. There is not much between Tombstone and Bisbee but desert and mountains. Bisbee is located in the Mule Mountain around 4600 feet above sea level. They do get snow but monsoons come from July to September, they also get snow in the winter. Everything in the town is on a hill so when it snows the town comes to a stop because of the slippery roads. Today we were...

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2016 Westward HO

Oct 26, 2015 - days 17,18,19 - bisbee az - ((day 20 r&r day))

days (fri/sat/sun) 17, 18 and 19 in bisbee az fri/sat nites dancing & pre Halloween plus and sunday town stuff for newbees... photos... Friday: https://picasaweb.google.com/117203046488154091240/Day17Rt80BisbeeAzFriDANCE?authkey=Gv1sRgCMLznv6L0bDJFw Saturday: https://picasaweb.google.com/117203046488154091240/Day18BisbeeAzRt80StElmosSatDanceHalloween?authkey=Gv1sRgCNnXlcfQ7sOagwE Sunday: https://picasaweb.google.com/117203046488154091240/Day19BisbeeAzSunDayNiteTown?authkey=Gv1sRgCIewjrTc9q6RKA very poor wifi, why so many and late... enjoy...

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Oct 22, 2015 - day 16 - bisbee az - rv park

our day 16 rt80 west to bisbee az (some scenic photos) we're here for a few days dancing... many of you have been with us in this route to bisbee... no phone service, slow to no wifi. our photos... https://picasaweb.google.com/117203046488154091240/Day16Rt80WestBisbeeAz02?authkey=Gv1sRgCP3-9sjV5dHFNQ our updated journal: http://www.mytripjournal.com/rt80 Click the link below to see where we are located. http://fms.ws/RZY67/31.35294N/109.58397W Click the link below to see where we are located. http://fms.ws/RZY67/31.35294N/109.58397W

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Apr 24, 2015 - Arizona

Bisbee, Arizona. A small, artsy town of about 5,000 people. it is also the home of Brian's brother-in-law's father. They have been kind to host us for a couple of weeks while we explore the southern part of Arizona. As a matter of fact, we are about 5 miles from Mexico; we can see it from where the camper is parked! We have been able to go to Tucson and visit the Saguaro National Park, which is the home to the really tall cactus people generally associate with the Southwest. Brian's mother also flew down from Maine for a week. We will take...

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Our Road Trip

Apr 22, 2015 - Bisbee

Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, 92 miles southeast of Tucson. Bisbee was founded as a copper, gold, and silver mining town in 1880, and named in honor of Judge DeWitt Bisbee, one of the financial backers of the adjacent Copper Queen Mine. In 1929, the county seat was moved from Tombstone to Bisbee, where it remains. Mining in the Mule Mountains proved quite successful: in the early 20th century the population of Bisbee soared. Incorporated in 1902, by 1910 its population had swelled to 9,019, and it sported a...

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2015 RV Adventure

Apr 10, 2015 - Bisbee, AZ

Today, we took a side trip to Bisbee, AZ. We had visited before a few years ago. Bisbee is a cute little town about 30 miles from Fort Huachuca. We strolled through old Bisbee and stopped in to check out a small brewery that started in town about 6 years ago. A friend from Valle Del Oro RV Resort in Mesa suggested we stop in. She went to high school with the owner back in Bainbridge, WA. The name of the place is Old Bisbee Brewing Company. The proprietor, Vic Rehnquist, owned a winery and vineyard in Washington. He retired, moved to warmer...

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Where RV Now?

Feb 12, 2015 - Caverns, Mines and graveyards

Kartchner Caverns, Queen Copper mine, Fairbanks While the Caverns were great, I am unable to share the sights, as no cameras or phones were allowed in the cavern. In terms of public access, these caverns are relatively new. They opened around the year 2000, after being discovered in 1974 by two cavers – Gary Tenen and Randy Tufts - then kept secret for 14 years while they and the property owners figured out how to protect the caves. The property was eventually sold to the State of Arizona in 1988 for development as a park and show cavern....

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