The thought crossed my mind this morning to leave the cameras at home. We were off to Bisbee & I already knew my hard drive was overwhelmed by waaaaaay too many Bisbee photos from the past couple years. Fortunately I came to my senses just in time & threw the cams into the Jeep anyway.
A FEW OUTSIDE CHRISTMAS DECOS IN BISBEE
One can never take enough photos in the picturesque artsy alpine like setting of BISBEE, ARIZONA. Set in the Mule Mountains this town has a character & personality all it’s own. If you are a creative person you will understand & enjoy Bisbee for what it really is, & if you aren’t, you just may pass it by without even feeling or seeing a thing. Always be sure to bring your camera to Bisbee though….regardless. It is an ever changing kaleidoscope of changing photo opportunities.
THIS BISBEE CAR IS BASED ON HILLARY CLINTON
First stop for us this morning was the Thrift Store in the Warren part of Bisbee. Kelly didn’t find anything but I found a new tail gunner for the back of the Jeep. ‘Dusty’ our little yellow Shrek guy was needing a break & a bath so for 50 cents I enlisted the services of a cute little Bisbeeite pink & white Monkey whom I shall of course call, Pinky Monkey:))
From Warren it didn’t take us long to get our hungry selves a dozen blocks or so to another old part of Bisbee called Lowell. It is here on Erie Street where time has stopped. And it is here on Erie street where there sits one of our favorite eateries. Just type BBC into our blog site’s search box & you will find out how much we like the, Bisbee Breakfast Club. This is where we met Laurie & Odell from, SEMI TRUE TALES last winter. Also met Motty & Patty from TRAVELIVING JOURNEY here as well.
I really must get off my can & put a photo album together of our many times in & around Bisbee. We just have so many great memories of this town & so many photos of it’s eclectic mixed bag of architectural splendor.
INSIDE THE BBC:))
From the BBC we slipped around to the northeast side of the massive LAVENDER PIT MINE where the very heart of Bisbee itself lies. Kelly had a few stores to browse & I had an opportunity to wander around with my cameras looking for, ‘photos of opportunity:))” Outdoor cafes, sidewalk musicians, some Christmas decorations & of course lots of Bisbee ‘characters’ wandering about. This is a great town for people watching……& people photos.
THE BBC IS LOCATED ON OLD ERIE STREET
A later drive down to the San Jose section of Bisbee netted us a cart full of groceries at the local Safeway store I always comment about. Today I decided to take my camera into the store with me & grab a couple pics of their produce department which I like so much. Minutes later I was politely told, “no photos in the store.” Ok, but at least I did get a few pics of their nice looking produce:))
PRODUCE DEPT AT THE SAFEWAY STORE
Picked up a small bag of dog food at the Cochise Animal Hospital near Naco & were back to our digs east of Elfrida by 2 in the afternoon. Ten minutes later I was catching some mighty fine zzzzz’s outside under the big Arizona sun in my comfortable lounge chair.
THESE BORDER PATROL HORSES ARE SADDLED & READY TO RIDE
I remarked to Kelly again on our way to Bisbee this morning how lucky we are to rarely ever have any traffic to contend with on the local roads. Everywhere we go is just a quiet pleasant drive through peaceful valleys & mountain surroundings. No 8 lane highways, masses of traffic lights, no bumper to bumper madness, malls or massive parking lots. The western frontier is still alive in many parts of the southwest if you just take the time to get off the interstates & expressways, away from the cities & urban sprawl & take the time to come out & be a part of life the way it used to be:))
A FEW BISBEE FOLKS
GROANER’S CORNER:(( An Afghanistan diplomat visiting the US for the first time was being wined and dined by the State Department. The diplomat was not used to the salt in American foods (French fries, cheeses, salami, anchovies, etc.) and was constantly sending his manservant Abdul to fetch him a glass of water. Time and again, Abdul would scamper off and return with a glass of water, but then came the time when he returned empty handed.
"Abdul, you son of an ugly camel, where is my water?" demanded the diplomat.
"A thousand pardons, O Illustrious One," stammered the wretched Abdul, "A man is sitting on the well!"
EMAIL THE BAYFIELD BUNCH:))
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