Day 18, May 20, 2018
Take It Easy Take it easy, take it easy Don't let the sound of your own wheels Drive you crazy. Lighten up while you still can Don't even try to understand Just find a place to make your stand And take it easy. Well I'm standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona And such a fine sight to see It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford Slowin down to take a look at me. Eagles
I love girls trips! We are not in Winslow, but the song still fits. We have dozens of small towns in Arizona that are unique, historical and just plain fun to visit. This is my first visit to Bisbee, AZ.
A quick stop for lunch and then a walk around town.
Bisbee is an old mining town. Founded in 1880, it was mined for copper, gold and silver. Bisbee’s population dwindled with the closing of the mine in 1975 but has been revived and has new life as an artists community with galleries and shops and lots of history. It is quaint and charming with restaurants and plenty of night spots.
On our walk about town we found an alleyway filled with an odd but engaging collection of art.
Lucky to be here on a Saturday night, we caught live music at the Copper Queen Hotel Saloon, while sitting on the patio enjoying the weather. Earlier in the evening we happened on a street festival/block party/fundraiser with entertainment, art for auction and a lot of locals. We rounded out the evening on the private patio at our hotel. It was a fun and interesting day.
Travel Quote: All that is gold does not glitter, just as all those who wander are not lost. J.R.R. Tolkein