Queen Mine Tour
Where we stayed: Tombstone RV Park and Campground
When Matt and I drove from California to North Carolina in his Toyota pickup truck (before the days of smart phones), the book Road Trip USA was our guide for things to see and do on the way. We bought the new version of the book and I still use it for lots of ideas. One of the stops we made when driving cross-country years ago and this time, was at a town in a small artsy town in southern Arizona called Bisbee.
Queen Mine Tour
Bisbee has a great mine tour. We took the first tour of the morning at 9am and thankfully only had to share the lobby the big school group that arrived after us. Our guide into the mine was a retired police detective, judge and former miner in this mine.
Before you go into the mine, they outfit you with a yellow slicker (in case it rains? not sure why but it's fun and looks cool), a flashlight on a rope that tucks into a fashionable leather belt, and a protective hard hat.
We are now mine ready! Straddle the seat and get ready to head inside.
Our tour guide driving the mine car train - we'll go 1500' into the mine.
We decided to drive into Bisbee to grab a coffee and then noticed a tall set of stairs and this mural. So we followed the stairs up to the top, grabbed a geocache and then followed the broken up street and more staircases back down into town. Lots of photos opportunities on the side streets of Bisbee.
Here's a picture from our cross-country trip (almost 15 years ago) when we stayed at The Shady Dell - a fun site where you rent a furnished airstream trailer for the night.
I'll be sharing our travel plans, some reviews, cooking ideas (because I know you are all jealous of my easy-bake oven), and ... oh who am I kidding?! I'll be lucky to get our photos posted!