They continued leaving in small flocks until about 7:00 when the helicopter that landed next to us last night, fired up and took off.
Then the whole flock took to the air and the noise was really loud. It is hard to believe there are this many birds in one area at one time. Although we are not birders, we have enjoyed watching how these birds spend the winter. Kind of like snowbirds gathering at Quartzsite!!!
As the birds were leaving I looked out the other side and the sun was peeking over the hill. It is very seldom that I witness one, so I am pleased to show you a picture of it.
An interesting thing here is that the lake here dries up in the winter so they have installed a large well which keeps the water at a level that will support the birds. The pump was running when I went down there this morning.
One of the things on our bucket list for this trip is a stop at the Bisbee Breakfast Club. We have heard great things about it and almost everyone who has eaten there, raves about it, and with good reason. The food was 12/10 and the service was even better. I likened it to Cracker Barrel, but everyone agreed it was actually better.
|Bisbee Breakfast Club sign|
|Harold, Ed, Lessie, Pat, Sue, Lorne|
And the biscuits were to die for.
Lots of neat stuff to look at in the restaurant. The main part used to be a pharmacy, while the other part was a glass store where they sold all kinds of glass.
Good thing it was early or we would have had to try the delicious pies. I doubt they have any calories.
I would love to convert this old cruiser bus into a motor home. It would be very unique.
A little farther down the road was a place where you can stay overnight in an old model camper. They have lots of different kinds to pick from and this is the one I would choose.
Down at the police station there was a police car with Deputy Barney Fifes name on it. How many of you know who Barney Fife is?
On the street we saw a UPS truck which is exactly the vehicle Sue and I want to get to make into an Ice Cream truck for CJ's Snack Shack and Mini Golf back home. We could use it to pedal ice cream in the campground we are in and to take to special events like baseball games. Anyone have one for sale?
After we finished there we headed up the road to Bisbee AZ. The first thing we saw was a mine train that they use underground. Of course I had to climb aboard.
We ran into an interesting character who lives in Bisbee and is very open to talking about all that Bisbee has to offer. His name was Mick and his dog was named Penny. He told us stories of his dog and the town for about 15 minutes. These are the kind of people that give you a true sense of what the community is about.
|Mick and Penny|
|And a snicker for the day|
Another exhibit that caught my eye was they old schoolroom they had set up. It brought back a lot of memories of my years in a one room school in the country. The desks were very uncomfortable as I recall, but fidgeting was forbidden even if the legs got a cramp. When I went to school, the 5 1/2 inch floppy disc computer wasn't invented yet!!!
One of the features of Bisbee was that many houses were accessed by long flights of stairs. Can you imagine hauling the groceries up here??
After an afternoon of touring it was time for a coffee and a sit down. We chose the Bisbee Coffee Co. and it was a good choice.
We took another group photo with Ed hamming it up for us. We like to have our laughs.
On the way home we had a quick look into the Lavender open pit mine which is right beside the highway. It is very deep to the bottom and it must have been a challenge driving those big trucks up those switchbacks to deposit the load at the top.
We had a fun day today and this is the view from our window tonight:
Our Location tonight: Whitewater Draw 31.5614833 - 109.7220652 Boondocking
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