Bisbee

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Mel and Erin on the road to Bisbee
 

We rolled out of Tombstone by mid-afternoon. Some miles down the two-lane highway, the TravBuddy caravan pulled to the side of the road until everyone had caught up - three or four vehicles and a motor cycle. We mulled there in the desert - in the middle of nowhere - for a good twenty minutes. Leave it to TB'ers to create from that barren landscape a memorable experience. The empty stretch of Highway 80 soon became a backdrop, as well as a stage, for daring group photos between occasional traffic. Jim passed around chocolate brownies that he had brought from Milwaukee; and Brett, snacks from the Netherlands. Mellanie hiked a pant-leg and stuck a thumb out to tempt - or confuse - one passing motorist.

 

The TB caravan stopped again at a turn-out overlooking Bisbee, an old mining town of 6,000 tucked neatly in the Mule Mountains.

Liz, Keith, Adrian, Dema, Robyn, Donny, Harriet, and Tim at St. Elmo's
Bisbee was built before the automobile so its winding, hilly streets are narrow and provide character and charm to the historic town. I scrambled down the hillside to the coffee shop where we had planned to stop. Once there however, the group scattered to quickly take in some of the sites.  While some sipped coffee, explored the downtown streets, or browsed the Queen's Mining Museum, Harriet, Tim, Liz, Adrian, Dema, Keith, and I walked over to St. Elmo's Bar. Robyn and Donny soon joined us and we chatted over a couple of fine drinks. St. Elmo's, like Bisbee and its people , had the appearance, feel, charm, and character of the 1960s. We all regrouped at the coffee shop then continued our way back to Tucson - about 80 miles.

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Mel and Erin on the road to Bisbee
Mel and Erin on the road to Bisbee
Liz, Keith, Adrian, Dema, Robyn, D…
Liz, Keith, Adrian, Dema, Robyn, …
Dema and Keith traveling light
Dema and Keith traveling light
Mel stopping traffic
Mel stopping traffic
Brett stopping traffic, Jim with b…
Brett stopping traffic, Jim with …
Highway 80 get-together
Highway 80 get-together
Bisbee
Bisbee
Beer logo
Beer logo
Downtown Bisbee
Downtown Bisbee
Old Chevy panel truck
Old Chevy panel truck
Bisbee
photo by: oldschoolbill