Friday, April 10, 2009

April 9, 2009

Travel Day.......we got up and at it early this am, but we still managed a late pull-out. It was around 11:30 when we finally pulled out of Congress. We just don’t get in a hurry to do anything these days. Folks came by and said there goodbyes and gave us their well-wishes for a safe journey. One gentleman stopped by and had never seen an Americana, but had heard of them. So, of course, we had to tell him all about our rv and give him a tour.

We had a fairly uneventful trip and the scenery was beautiful. Just passed Sierra Vista, we were traveling on 80 when we crested the top of a the top we were looking down a looooonnnngggg way to the bottom. At the bottom, was a heavy grove of trees on either side of the road with their canopy of tree tops spreading across the highway. It looked like you were going to plunge right into the tree tops. Reminded me of a ride at Disney World called splash mountain, where you dive head first into what looks like a thicket of brambles. Down the hill we went and swoosh under the tree tops we flew......somewhere on our dissent our Garmin announced she lost her satellite connection. She then started asking questions---was she inside or outside, was she still in Arizona, was it still the 9th of April. We think she must have passed out at the sight of that downward dive and was disoriented upon waking.....LOL......hope she has not been drinking......

Finally arrived at the little town of Bisbee. What a neat place---nestled in the side of the mile high Mule Mountains. It was founded in 1880 and the architecture is wonderful. We did have a little problem finding the road to the Queen Mine Rv Park. It is a little confusing and we passed right by it the first time. Turning around on the side of a mountain is not the easiest thing to do, but DH found a scenic overlook and manage to get us turned on a dime----yes, I was holding tightly to my “oh sh-t” handles. Now, we know exactly where the road is....right? OOPS! Missed it again. Another hair pin turn, and the next time we had it. Sharp turn to the right, then left and up, up, up, the hill to the park. Sigh!! We are here!

The park consist of 25 sights arranged in somewhat of a wagon-wheel fashion--each spoke of the wheel being an rv spot. The park is opposite the downtown and our site backs up to this fabulous overlook. We love it!! At night, the town just sparkles! Don’t worry I’ll post some photos soon. Tomorrow we go exploring----

1 comment:

  1. Hi Debbie & Bill,

    Glad you made it safe and sound. We love your "American" 5th wheel and all your artistic decorations. Really a neat place. We also like the "furry fuzz balls".

    Take care and safe travels. We'll miss you.

    Pat and Mike


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