We’ve enjoyed the role of tour guide this winter but that’s quickly drawing to an end. To the best of our knowledge, Jim and Nancy were the last visitors we will have before we leave Tucson in the spring, so we took them (dragged them?) to several of our favorite places. This picture was in Tombstone, Big Nose Kate’s Saloon, to be exact.
LeRoy and I watched the movie Tombstone a few weeks ago and it is quite an experience to be on the same streets and in several of the same buildings as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday inhabited.
From Tombstone, we went on to Bisbee. Our first stop there was the Bisbee Coffee Company for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Up the street, we checked out several antique stores, but I think LeRoy and I came home with more stuff that day than our visitors did! One funky little, and I do mean LITTLE, shop was Killer Bee honey. Jim is a beekeeper and this shop was a sweet treat. It was about 4′ wide and as deep as the building. It took up the space vacated by an old staircase to the second floor. We sampled several honey mustards, as well as a variety of honey spreads. Now that place should be on our itinerary every time we visit Bisbee!
We always like to take guests to the Coyote Pause restaurant in Tucson Estates, not fancy dining but definitely not the same old, same old. We’re always pleased when our friends like it as much as we do! We also checked out the little shops that surround the restaurant and Nancy found oilcloth that she plans to use in her yard/garden for the garden tour this year. Sometimes the best souvenirs aren’t typical “souvenirs” at all!
Some of the volunteers from Golden Bell last summer planned a get together in the Phoenix area last week and we had a very enjoyable dinner with them. It’s truly amazine how many good friends we’ve made in our travels. Also amazing that I can still wear the same clothes, since we always seem to end up in wonderful restaurants!
While we were gone to Phoenix, Jim and Nancy and Florence Marie did a little sightseeing on their own. We had suggested taking the tram through Sabino Canyon. It’s so pretty when there is water running there. They also went to the Titan missile silo at Green Valley. I asked if Jim got to sit in the chair and push the button, but sadly that honor went to someone else. So Jim is not responsible for the destruction of the world!
It’s hard to believe that our time with Florence Marie is drawing short. She already has her flight reservations to head back to Nebraska, regardless of the weather there, so I’m encouraging the weathermen to get their act together in short order. She’s been spoiled here in Arizona!