Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Touring About Bisbee and Beyond

We are enjoying beautiful weather and great golfing at Turquoise Valley RV and Golf Club. The park is very small and the Mexican border is practically at our doorstep. Today we went on a walking tour of Bisbee, a copper mining town about 15 miles from the RV Park. The self-guided walking tour was very interesting and many of the buildings we saw were built in the late 1800’s or after the fire in 1908. Many of the buildings are still in use as cafes, art galleries, antique stores and gift shops. I was especially interested in touring about because I have enjoyed reading the books set in Bisbee written by J.A. Jance. After the walking tour we stopped for lunch and did a bit of shopping. On our way home we stopped off at the Shady Dell RV Park and looked at some of the “park models”. I couldn’t convince Doug to trade our Dutchmen in on this model. In actuality these park models are for those of us who would like to spend a night reliving camping from the early ‘40s and 50’s.

We stopped to look at the open pit copper mine. It hasn't been in operation since the '70s but it is an impressive sight.

1 comment:

Ace Bailey said...

If you're close to the border do you think you could beat border security? I can already hear the first song from Led Zeppelin III playing.