Monday, 20 January 2014

Bisbee AZ (Day 2)

We are really glad that we stayed here. We would highly recommend Queen Mine RV Park. It is, literally, right on the edge of the town. In 2 minutes you will be in the town. It is placed high enough above the highway that the traffic is not an issue at all. They take big rigs, little ones like us. Some of the spots have picnic tables (not ours). I believe there are 25 spaces in all. Bathrooms & laundry get excellent marks as well. $30 per night for full hook-ups. We have enjoyed is so much in part because we can just do that walk into town. Since we don't have a tow vehicle (obviously) it always matters to us!

It is called this because it is on the mine property. Just off the end of the
driveway is the mine building where they do all the tours, etc. Pretty neat.

That is town you can see on the mountain on the right....

Nice bathroom & laundry building...
 
Anyway, we just had a relaxing morning and then wandered around the residential side to the left of town. We have made an observation that it seems that when we walked around town yesterday, on the "right" side of town that it seemed there were more types of old miners' small houses. Also, there were more of them stacked up on the hillside with no access other than stairs. We surmised that, maybe, the "bosses"  and well-to-do lived on one side and the working stiffs were on the right side. 
 

Parking lot for the mine tours, right below the campground....

Bit of history.....
 
 
 
More mining "stuff"
 

Cool old rail cars that go underground and bring out the copper
(or should I say "went underground"

A bit of pretty....
 
These following houses are all on the right-hand side of town:

Pretty neat as it is original and is still lived in!

 

 

No house left, just this old, cast-iron tub....

Just a foundation, of sorts, where Doug is standing...

 

The very top of these stairs is where the house was that the old cast iron
tub was.  Oh, and the picture directly above was up there too!
 


 


 

All these houses are on the left side of town. We think this is the side that the "bosses" and well-to-do lived on....



 





This house is built directly over the huge concrete spillway.....

Anyone need an Etch-A-Sketch??
Doug spotted this Etchy man with his eagle eyes - I missed it totally!!



 

 

Hey, maybe these should have been at the Barrett Jackson auction??

 

 


 
 
 
 ....and to you all from us....
 
 
Tomorrow we actually leave the great state of Arizona and head into New Mexico, promise!! We hope we will have internet at our next stop. You just never know on the road!! I will always save the posts for you all!!
 
Peace.... 

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