Anyone who has read this blog for long knows how much we love Bisbee, Arizona, a tiny town in southern Arizona. We go for the galleries, the views, the hiking, the birding… and to visit my sister Sydney and brother-in-law Frank. Sydney is a painter; Frank is a photographer. There is a lot of creative energy in Bisbee, and we feel renewed after spending time there.
When we first visited them, we spent a few days dry camping in their driveway in our 38’ motorhome. On subsequent visits, wanting to stay in the area longer, we alternated between the RV park at Turquoise Valley Golf Course (great rates, and a beautiful course) and Queen Mine RV Park, perched on the side of the old copper pit mine within an easy walk of downtown.
We’ve used Bisbee as a base to explore all of Cochise County: Chiricahua National Monument, Kartchner Caverns State Park, hiking and bird watching in Ramsey Canyon, Tombstone, Cochise Stronghold, Ft. Huachuca, viewing the Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw.
Too bad for us – Sydney and Frank are selling their home, with its beautiful sweeping view down the hill towards San Jose peak (in Mexico). It’s on the southern flank of the Mule Mountains, about 10 minutes from historic downtown Bisbee, 10 minutes from Turquoise Valley Golf Course (and RV park), and 30 minutes from the nearest large town, Sierra Vista.
Sydney and Frank upgraded much of the house since they moved in several years ago, added a front deck and planted beautiful, drought tolerant gardens. Deer and javelina are frequent visitors. I know that many of you readers are selling your OWN homes to begin your fulltiming life… but if you or anyone you know is interested in a home (or home base) in Bisbee, click here for photos and more information. We will sure miss the great views, great company, and great meals when they move on! But maybe we could come and visit you? :)