Yes, it’s true...we’ll take advantage of any special occasion and use it as an excuse for a little out of town getaway. We recently celebrated my daughter’s birthday in
It’s a good thing that hippies went around taking over these old run down ghost towns and transforming them into artist colonies. Although I did my share of hippie bashing when I was a punk, I’ve got to confess that there are many values that punks and hippies share. Building a Peace Wall in Minuteman country is simultaneously punk in its defiance and hippie in its lovey-doveyness.
Peace Wall, Bisbee, photo credit SliceO'Bisbee.com
Bisbee Hippie, photo credit Fano Quiriego.
Bisbee is an off-kilter, slightly seedy, edgy, funky place. We made the mistake of staying near the historic Brewery Gulch, which lived up to its name and got very loud about . If you want a good night’s sleep in Bisbee, stay a bit off the main drag, there are lots of really cute and cool inns. On the way out of town, we drove through
Just southwest of
Mission San Xavier del Bac, photo credit: Jim Frazier.
On the way out of the Mission, we took this photo of the local cemetary:
Mission San Xavier del Bac cemetary.
Closer to home, my family’s exploration of our new home state of
And speaking of old age...on Sunday, we went to the
I guess I’m just more of a down home type at heart. I’ll take Indian fry bread and high stepping old ladies over gourmet grazing and mellow minstrels any day.