Apache Junction, AZ High 75 Low 48
We are actually back in Apache (Petticoat) Junction. With the wind storm approaching we left Benson at 6:00 a.m. (yes a.m.) so we got back to our park before the wind really picked up. Dianna headed back on Sunday so she wouldn’t have to deal with the wind or Monday morning commuters. But I still have a couple of posts from last week. Then I’ll be sitting here with absolutely nothing to blog about for another month. Either feast or famine.
Al & Kelly told us about the Bisbee Breakfast Club and after our mine tour we headed over to have lunch.
By the way, if you go to Al’s blog and search for Bisbee Breakfast Club you get a much better idea of the mine tour than I gave you. And also a better tour of Bisbee.
We had a wonderful lunch and I wish now that we had been able to have breakfast at the BBC. I found it interesting that they had these garage type doors in the dining area.
Jim really enjoyed walking up and down Erie Street. Can you see why?
Most of the stores on this street are vacant but there was one shop open. So Sassy here’s another one for you.
A couple more pictures of this one little street. We learned that there are five small burgs that make up Bisbee and Eire Street is located in Lowell, AZ.
A street that is a walk back in time.
After leaving Eire Street we headed to the old Warren Baseball Park located in the burg of Warren. The Stadium was built in 1909 by the Calumet and Arizona Mining Company as a recreation for the miners and their families, pre-dating the construction of Chicago's Wrigley Field by nearly five years.
They play a vintage baseball game at this field using 1860 rules. The game was going to be held on Saturday but we were there on Friday. I think that would be a fun excursion for next time.
Leaving the ballpark we headed back towards downtown with a stop to check out the Lavender Pit which is an open pit copper mine named after Harrison Lavender, who was Vice-President of the mining company.
I leave you with one more picture from Eire Street.
As we leave Bisbee, I want to tell you that downtown Bisbee is not my favorite place. It is an old mining town with wonderful buildings to look at. But – parking is terrible (not enough of it) and being a mining town it is very hilly. Neither Jim nor I are in good enough physical shape to be able to do that kind of walking. I am also not a shopper so the wonderful arts and crafts offered were not of interest to me. But this is strictly how I feel about it. We loved the mine tour and the BBC and Eire Street. So come to Bisbee and enjoy.