A WINTER’S NIGHT OVER SIERRA VISTA ARIZONA
For us it was another great weather day. Not too hot and not too cold. A light breeze, lots of sunshine, and upper 60’s. Maybe we’ll just stay in this area for the rest of the winter. We know where a few other great boon docking sites are. Not impossible but not likely we’ll do that, But who knows…….
Once we both no longer had to work anymore years ago we switched from being all day people to becoming half day people. Anything we need, want, or have to do we prefer to do in the mornings. We are both early risers and we are at our energized best for the first 5 or 6 hours of each day. Today was an example of that. Up around 5:30 or 6 and out the door sometime between 8 and 9. Morning walk out of the way we were into the Jeep for a buzz around the neighborhood to see what we could see. Curious about a 6.6 acre property for sale we first tracked that down. What a wreck it was so we got out of there right quick. Owners of that trashed house and property would have to pay somebody to buy the place. No, we’re not looking to purchase another house and property but we have always been interested in looking at real estate for sale over the years. From there we had no particular place to so we did what we do best. We went sight seeing. Headed straight south as far as we could could go then turned east. We were only about a mile north of the Mexican border as we headed in the direction of Bisbee.
HEADING EAST ACROSS THE SAN PEDRO RIVER NEAR MEXICO ON HIGHWAY 92
THAT IS NACO PEAK IN MEXICO AND I THINK THE BORDER WALL RUNS ALONG SOMEWHERE THE OTHER SIDE OF THOSE DARK TREES
My favorite Safeway store from our ranch sitting days is located southwest of Bisbee just north of Naco so we stopped in to buy a few things while I walked around checking off some old memories. I had always liked the type of lighting they used in their produce department and was sorry to see that all gone now and the usual standard blaze of neon lights has replaced the cool looking produce department.
THIS USED TO BE MY FAVORITE SECTION OF THE STORE AND THEY RUINED IT WITH NEON TUBE LIGHTING
AND JUST KIDDY-CORNER TO SAFEWAY WAS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE HOT DOG PLACES
Again we were in very familiar territory as we rolled into Bisbee’s south end and drove up old Erie Street where all the old vehicles are parked in a section of town called Lowell years ago. Lowell is frozen in time and I had never seen so many old vehicles on Erie Street in all the years we came here to eat at the Bisbee Breakfast Club (The BBC) Now you would have thought we would have stopped in for sure but this morning we rolled on by. By the number of cars out front we could see the place was packed so headed right on by and into Bisbee.
I REMEMBER MEETING DIANNE AND HARRY MERO FROM OUR HOME TOWN OF BAYFIELD ONTARIO AND THEIR DOG SPORT HERE IN THIS PARKING LOT A FEW YEARS BACK…..THEY WERE IN THE AREA AND TOOK US TO THE BBC FOR BREAKFAST….BOTH DIANNE AND SPORT DIED THIS PAST SUMMER
COMING INTO BISBEE THE RV PARK UP BY THE MINE REMINDED US OF FORMER RV BLOGGERS LAURIE AND ODELL
BISBEE IS CHOCKED FULL OF COLORFUL CHARACTERS AND TO SEE SOME OF THEM CHECK OUT MY ‘BISBEE PHOTO ALBUM’ ON MY SIDE BAR
WE CRUISED ON BY THE BISBEE COFFEE COMPANY
PHEEBS AND I WERE JUST ON THIS STREET FRIDAY MORNING BUT COMING THE OTHER WAY
Kept the Jeep wheels rolling all the way right through Bisbee. Kelly wasn’t up to browsing around in a few of her favorite stores so we headed directly to Bisbee’s northerly end where we pulled into the High Desert Market and Cafe. This is another favorite place of ours and with the warmer temperatures and sunshine we decided to get a pizza and sit outside on the patio. Dogs allowed too so Pheebs joined us for lunch instead of having to stay in the car. Being an integral part of the family we always like to have Pheebs at the table with us. She’s just as much a part of our family as we are. We keep a dish of diet doggy treats on the table and instead of food scraps she gets maybe 3 doggy treats. We like her there and she likes to be there sitting on the floor between us. We’re a happy little family that likes to eat together:))
HERE WE ARE TUCKED IN AT THE HIGH DESERT CAFE
PHEEBS WAS SURE HAPPY TO BE OUTSIDE WITH US ON THE PATIO
THEY ALWAYS HAVE THE NICEST FLOWER BOXES ON THEIR WINDOWS
ACROSS THE ROAD IS BISBEE’S COURTHOUSE WHICH IS THE COUNTY SEAT FOR ALL OF COCHISE COUNTY
A BRONZ STATUE BETWEEN THE HIGH DESERT CAFE AND THE COURTHOUSE
OUR PIZZA ARRIVES AS WELL AS A BREAKFAST BURRITO WHICH WE TOOK HOME FOR SUPPER
YEP THERE SHE IS IN HER USUAL SPOT RIGHT BESIDE US
AND WE WERE JOINED FOR LUNCH BY A FEW FEATHERED FRIENDS WHO I WAS ABLE TO LEAVE SOME CRUMBS UNDER THE TABLE FOR WHEN WE LEFT
KELLY CAREFULLY DIVIDES A PIECE OF KEY LIME PIE
ALTHOUGH I DON’T REMEMBER SEEING A BUS IN BISBEE HERE IS A NICE BUS STOP NEAR THE COURTHOUSE
THIS SCULPTED ARTWORK IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING PAINTED
IT APPEARS THERE MAY BE A FEW BISBEE PIRATES OUT AND ABOUT AS WELL
From Bisbee we were back to the rig in less thaN 20 minutes and it wasn’t quite 1 o’clock yet. Afternoon was spent relaxing doing whatever we felt like doing, if anything at all. I generally like to edit my morning photos and get a head start on my blog in the afternoons. A very typically enjoyable day in the life and times of the Bayfield Bunch.
FROM THE HIGH DESERT CAFE WE HEADED NORTH UP TOMBSTONE CANYON PAST THE BISBEE FIRE HALL
ONE OF BISBEE’S BIG ATTRACTIONS IS THE ARTSY USE OF BOLD COLORS AND BOTH KELLY AND I LOVE THAT
HEADING NORTH ON HIGHWAY 80 THROUGH THE BISBEE TUNNEL
AND YES WE ARE STAYING IN A GATED COMMUNITY OF JUST ONE HOUSE AND US
A LATE AFTERNOON LOUNGE OUTSIDE IN THE NICE WARM AIR
SOME OF US LIKE TO LOUNGE AROUND MORE THAN OTHERS AND OCCASIONALLY TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL:))
All and all our journey has gone well so far with only a few minor repair things on our Motorhome. The great weather started back in Van Horne Texas a couple weeks ago and has been fine ever since. On the slightly downside though we have both been bothered by an overall tiredness and today for the first time in about 3 years I actually laid down flat on our fold out couch and fell asleep. I normally sleep in my recliner. And this morning I had an odd first time ever thing happen to both my legs when I stepped out with Pheebs. Both legs immediately lost strength at the same time causing me to stagger around in a circle before luckily collapsing onto our rig’s steps instead of the ground. Rested there for a bit wondering what had just happened then got up and came inside. Leg strength came back and I was Okay for the day but I notice on any of our walks I don’t go very far and my legs begin to feel very heavy and that tires me and I’ve also noticed my legs haven’t been walking me right either. Hard to explain but I know I’m not walking like I used to. Just one of those gol darn inevitable aging things I guess………………….
JUST A STARRY PATCH OF NIGHT SKY OVER SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA TAKEN AT 30 SECONDS AND 300MM
GROANER’S CORNER:)) 'Excuse me,' a young fellow said to an older man, 'I've just moved here and I wonder if this town has any criminal lawyers?' Well,' replied the older man, 'I have lived here all my life and all I can tell you is we are pretty sure we do, but no one has been able to prove it yet.'
A supermodel orders a pizza and the waiter asks if he should cut it into six or twelve pieces. She says, "Six, please. I could never eat twelve pieces."