Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Magic of Bisbee

Yes, I have done my share of prospecting. I've dry panned for gold around Ruby, used flotation dredges in Lynx Creek , and even managed some nugget shooting in Quartzsite. But, the one place I have never prospected is the Bisbee area of southeastern Arizona.

I really don't know why, except that I always ended up there on a Harley or in a car visiting the old mining town and finding myself enjoying stepping back into time and history. Bisbee is on the same level as some of the great old mining towns of Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico and a heck of a lot closer to visit.

The Bisbee Blue turquoise found in the area is truly beautiful and there are many shops in town that sell jewelry with Bisbee Blue featured, and you can buy samples of most minerals found in the area. It's a wonderful place to shop till you drop, or just relax with a great meal and beverage. Artists and craftspeople who live in Bisbee offer an amazing array of items unique to the area. There are also plenty of quaint B&Bs and motels if you want to spend the night and you will want to spend the night, because one day doesn't cut it. You can't see everything in just one day. Please don't miss the underground mine tour on an old ore train it's fantastic!

Make sure you bring a camera. You are going to want to take pictures because the scenery is awesome, and while you're traveling to Bisbee, you might as well stop in Tombstone, "The town too tough to die!" It's right on the way and also a great place to visit.

I'm sure you must be thinking I work for Arizona tourism interests, but you would be wrong. I was born in Arizona and just flat love the place. I could write about Arizona's wonders full time, but I need to get back to my real job writing murder mysteries that will scare your pants off!

Write on,


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