Sunday, August 14, 2011

southern az road trip: bisbee

The final destination of our little trip was Bisbee, AZ.
We stayed at the Gym Club Suites:
The weather was great while we were there, but I imagine that the claim below is really a matter of opinion. People in Hawaii may beg to differ.
It is such a cute town with lots of old historic buildings. Naturally, I took lots of pictures.
Bisbee is an old mining town, but we didn't take the mining tour.
Jimmy loved this old mining train though.
It has turned into an artists community these days so there is a lot of funky art to see.
There were a lot of funky cars around as well.
Bisbee is a town of a thousand stairs (it is wedged in a little valley after all) and they have a "1000 Stair Climb" every year.
We climbed a bunch of steps just for fun to see where they would lead.
We ended up turning back eventually, and being the weakling that I am, my legs felt all shaky.
Here was the view from as high as we got.
Then we went to a Vegan Mexican Restaurant for dinner. I will be honest I am surprised my husband agreed to it. Mostly, I was just freaked out that they had "Chorizo" and "Cheese" on the menu (I guess they are made of soy and cashew butter). Mine was a little spicy, but Jimmy's nachos were really good. Our non-vegan bellies did have some after effects from the meal, however, but I won't go into that.
Jimmy got to buy this G.I. Joe at an antique store for being a good boy.
I am pretty sure my brother used to have the same one in his abundant collection. This is Jimmy's first.
This soda was delicious, but Jimmy didn't really share much with me.
We had a great time just walking around and exploring.
The next morning, Aunt Erin was kind enough to hang out with Jimmy for awhile on the porch while the rest of us slept in a little. They had lots of fun taking pictures together. There were a ton of blurry ones that were just Jimmy running. These are actually Jimmy's current favorite pictures and he asks to look at them a lot (He had a lot of fun with you Aunt Erin). These are just a few of their photo shoot.
Jimmy loved the big B on the mountain.
They ate lots of cherries.
And took lots of pictures of toys.
And Erin even let Jimmy take some goofy ones of her.
They even "caught" a hummingbird, as Jimmy likes to tell me. Because "they don't like to hold still for pictures."
We had a nice breakfast before we went our seperate ways.
(The place in the background is apparently a great pizza place, but we will have to check it out next time.)
On our last walk through town we stopped in a gallery/store where we found this cool hiking stick that we thought Baabee would love. We just had to get it as a birthday present for him. Gus was happy to keep it safe.
We had a great time going on another little family adventure. Thanks for getting us to go Erin!
We drove through Tombstone on the way back, but we will have to make that a family adventure for another day when the boys are older. The boys did well on the drive home (all things considered), but by the time we got home we were all happy to be there.


  1. It was such a great trip. And I love all of the fun photos we took. I am so glad that we went! Thanks for making the effort to make it happen. Miss you guys!

  2. Erin looks stunning as always. Love the cherry gear