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Apr 25, 2010 - Day 5 - Bisbee, AZ

our trip to bisbee, az, 22 miles south of tombstone, where we looked for another c/w dance bar called dillions... http://picasaweb.google.com/roguemiguel/2010Day5BisbeeAz# our last night in tombstone with more big nose kates' bar photos...the town is dead after a wild week-end http://picasaweb.google.com/roguemiguel/2010Day5BigNoseKateS# our trips journal to date... http://mytripjournal.com/swusa

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Feb 10, 2010 - Bisbee and the Elmo Bar

Drove down to Bisbee a historic little mining town perched on the steep mountains surrounding it. Narrow, steep streets and lanes. Found a sleazy back alley bar, called Elmos for a brewsky. Lots of local color, an old native woman came over and pointed to the picture on the wall beside us. It was a old ratty picture of a little girl on a pinto pony. She claimed it was her taken when she was six. Lots of history and galleries. Forecast is for snow tonight.

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Jan 13, 2010 - John & Sandy's Rattlesnake Crafts and Rocks

Our last day in the Bisbee area we decided to check out Tombstone and a place called John & Sandy's Rattlesnake Crafts and Rocks. We went to Tombstone last year and had not visited the the court house museum. The museum docent was very helpful and informative besides being a really nice person. I enjoyed her as much as the museum. As far as museums go, it was not the best but, the thing I liked most about it was everything in it was authentic. Not only from the era but, everything in the museum was from right there in the Tombstone area...

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Jan 12, 2010 - Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

Nancy and I went for a 3 mile power walk in the morning then headed into Old Bisbee for some serious shop browsing. The mix of stores is quite nice. Lots of galleries, higher end gift and clothes. There are also some great consignment/thrift type of stores. Several of them were at least two stories and jam packed with stuff. Nancy picked up a great sweater and scarf for less than $15 and I got a sweater for $8. An RV acquaintance of Len & Nancy recommended that we go out to the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area. This time of year the Sandhill...

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Jan 11, 2010 - Old Bisbee

We woke up this morning to another spectacular sunrise. I know I have said it before, but I never tire of these amazing scenes mother nature provides. Len and Nancy joined us at the Queen Mine RV Park Saturday morning. We took of on foot for Old Bisbee to check out this historic little town. Actually, in it's hay day, the population was 20,000 strong. Today, the population is around 6,000. The town has it's unique variety of art galleries, renovated hotels, restaurants and cafe's. The rv park has a binder with menu's from just about every...

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Jan 9, 2010 - Bisbee, AZ

We had quite a day yesterday. It is always an adventure when you need to go into an RV service center. About 2 weeks ago, we had our generator serviced. New oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, cap and cooling fluid topped off. We had not used it at all and noticed the coolant was leaking. Not a lot, just about a cup. Also, on the trip from Mesa to Tucson the engine overheated, an alarm sounded and the dash flashed STOP. So we pulled over and sat for a little while. Mind you this is a relatively flat drive. No big grades or anything....

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Dec 6, 2009 - Copper Queen Mine and Bisbee

Bisbee, Arizona is a revitalized Copper Mining town. In the late 1800's Bisbee was a booming copper mining town, with both underground and open pit operations. When the copper was depleted, the mines closed in 1970's. The Copper Queen provides tours of the underground mine, led by retired miners. Our guide was very interesting, telling stories about his mining experiences. He explained that once when he was about 900 feet down, he and his mining partner saw cockroaches scamping across the floor. Since the cockroaches are more sensitive to...

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Where is Tortuga?

Nov 11, 2009 - Bisbee AZ

On the road to Bisbee, out in the middle of nowhere known as Skeleton Canyon, Geronimo, the last Apache chieftain, and Nachite with their followers surrendered on September 6, 1886 to General Nelson A Miles, US Army, and Lieutenant Charles A. Gatewood. The surrender of Geronimo forever ended Indian warfare in the United States. We booked the Queen Mine RV Park because it was within walking distance of old town Bisbee. Getting into the RV park, however, was a challenge. We actually did a U-turn on SR 80. Then came the challenge of backing...

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Mar 26, 2009 - Bisbee,Tombstone,Tucson

The Queen Mine tour in Bisbee ( one of the most productive copper mines of the 20th century) was terrific. We donned our slickers, miners hats and headlamps and went deep into the mine on a mine train. Our one hour tour was led by a retired miner and was very interesting and enlightening. Only a small amount of info was a repeat of our last mine tour in Montana. This one was more extensive and more personal. It was fascinating to learn what the daily grind was like in the mine - drilling holes in the wall - first with hand tools and later...

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Feb 25, 2009 - Tombstone, Bisbee & PGA Tour Event

Monday morning at 8:00am we took Shiloh to a local groomer to get rid of some of his hair. As the weather is quite warm we felt this would help him stay cooler. After dropping Shiloh off we went to the Monday morning meeting that the RV Park holds to inform the guests of upcoming events. The meeting was not only informative it was quite humorous. The owner who hosts the meetings has a good sense of humour and keeps a good flow to the meeting. We will definitely be at next Monday’s meeting, maybe even a little earlier as we missed out on the...

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Jan 17, 2009 - Journey continues

We are back in Arizona since Jan 7. All is good. We had a great time up in Madison celebrating the holidays with family. Thanks so much Denise and Doug for hosting us for so long. Quite a bit of sledding, visits to 2 Zoo's (yes they are open even in the winter), a children's museum, history museum, a couple of nearby towns and snow shoeing for the first time. We spend 4 days with friends in Phoenix parked in their front yard. Noah enjoyed playing with Caleb someone his own age for a change, while Mom and Pop visited with friends Julia and...

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Life's a Trip!

Dec 31, 2008 - Bisbee

Bisbee like Jerome we saw near Sedona is an old Victorian copper mining town which was founded in 1880. The town was named in honour of Judge DeWitt Bisbee, one of the financial backers of the Copper Queen Mine. In its boom time it had a population of twenty thousand people and was the largest city between New Orleans and San Francisco. The original mining was undertaken underground at the Copper Queen Mine which in its days of production, (late 1800s – early 1900s) had the richest copper deposit ever discovered. Located near the Copper...

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