Chiricahua

January 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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On Wednesday morning we left Bisbee and continued southeast on Hwy 80 toward Douglas and the Mexican border. We didn’t have a firm plan for the day. The “itinerary” called for a visit to Chiricahua National Park on Thursday morning to catch a tram up to a trailhead and then hike back to park headquarters, a trek of 10 miles or so. Read more

Tombstone and Bisbee

January 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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We found better accommodation in Tombstone and went into town to for dinner at the Longhorn Restaurant. By that time most of the main street was shut down. The next day we visited Boothill Cemetery. I didn’t take any photos of it or main-street Tombstone mainly because they are so well known in books, movies and folklore.

Wandering a cemetery feels a bit ghoulish (although busloads of kids seemed to be having too much fun in there) but is very interesting. It makes you think about how short life was back then and the various ways a person could die, particularly between 1880 and 1882. Read more

Saguaro National Park

January 5, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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After enduring the Flamingo Motel, we tried to find Old Tucson, in the downtown area, with very little success. The only building we could identify as part of the historic district, El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson, was closed for renovations. Apparently “Old Tucson” is a movie set/theme park somewhere outside of town. We left Tucson, unimpressed with the place, and headed east to Saguaro National Park. Read more

Biosphere2 and Sabino Canyon

January 4, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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I’m not going to use this forum to give a minute-by-minute travelogue of our trip to Arizona. The idea is to share some of the photos (such as they are) and a few notes.

After picking up the car on Saturday we drove toward Tucson and stayed in a place called Catalina, on the Oracle Highway, north of Tucson. The next morning we visited Biosphere 2, a research facility run by the University of Arizona. Read more

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