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Archive for February, 2010

Ridin’ the rails – Traveling on the Verde Canyon Railroad

Friday, February 26th, 2010

We took a trip on the Verde Canyon Railroad.  Starting from a depot in the little town of Clarkdale, Arizona, the Verde Canyon Railroad offers a chance to relax and watch the scenery.  The four-hour adventure takes you through open areas with wildlife and scenic vistas to a little depot with only one family in the even tinier town of Perkinsville. (more…)

San Felipe, Mexico – Staying and Sightseeing

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

San Felipe travel can be whatever you want it to be – A laid back vacation, a longer stay, a spring break, a retirement haven.  At an orientation we attended for potential homebuyers in San Felipe, they said, “You go to Florida to die, Mexico to live.”

Beach at sunrise

Beach at sunrise


Travel to San Felipe, Mexico

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

San Felipe has become quite the hang-out for American and Canadian ex-patriots – or just, sometimes, visitors.  Although Rocky Point has a following, the name says a lot.  Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco) has rocky beaches, but a lively repeat crowd. (more…)

South of the Border – Travel to Mexico

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Grab your passport!  We’re heading south to Mexico and the – sometimes – sleepy village of San Felipe. (more…)

Busy in Bisbee AZ – Shopping!

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Bisbee is quite the artists’ colony and gives a shopper many opportunities to find that perfect gift.  We were looking for a pottery casserole with lid.  Although we didn’t find that, both my husband and I had the exact same reaction to a gorgeous, red pottery bowl – We had to have it!

Bisbee bowl - quality artistry

Bisbee bowl - quality artistry


Down Below We Go – Travel in the Copper Queen Mine

Monday, February 15th, 2010

We thought for a long time about whether we wanted to go below to experience what it was like in the mines of Bisbee.  The Copper Queen Mine offers tours to recreate a miner’s experience during the over 60 years (1877-1943) the mines were open to find – guess what – copper. (more…)

Haunting Experience at Copper Queen Hotel

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Ever stayed at a haunted house?  We hadn’t, so we decided to book a stay at the Copper Queen Hotel in the Julia Lowell room, reputed to be haunted. (more…)

Traveling in Time in Bisbee – Food and Fun

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

One of the best parts about Bisbee is how easy it is to visit other, earlier, times.

For instance, want to see an old 1950s style diner? (more…)

Visiting in Bisbee, Arizona: What to Do and See

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Arriving in Bisbee’s historic district, there is an immediate sense of stepping back in time.  Colorful names (Bisbee Bicycle Brothel, etc.) and early 1900s architecture create an appeal you won’t see in the homogenized cities of most of the United States. (more…)

Travel to Bisbee, Arizona and Go Back in Time

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Introduction to Bisbee, Arizona

As you drive into Bisbee from the north, you enter through a tunnel, as if you are going back in time.  To an extent, you are.  The town is nestled into a hillside and the feel is of the 1950s – or before. (more…)