Yesterday I posted about our wintry day in Bisbee. Today I’m sharing the pictures I took on our drive back home to Sierra Vista.
It was an unusual day for southeastern Arizona, although one to be anticipated now and again during the winter. The temperature was in the thirties, the wind was blowing hard from the west, clouds hung low over the mountains, and snow swirled off and on. And yet, just a few miles to the north, you could see the sun shining brightly and by the time we got home, the snow as gone.
Looking southwest into Mexico.
Some days I love living here!
A week ago today David and I took a fun little excursion to Bisbee. It had snowed there earlier in the week and I wanted to take pictures of the snow. And David wanted a little time away from “screens” and he was eager to see snow also. Living in Phoenix will do that to you … warp your senses until you are eager to see snow!
Bisbee is a rather unique town. In the late 1800s it was the largest population center (other than San Francisco) west of the Mississippi. It even had its own stock exchange. Now, it is a quirky little town revitalized by artists and entrepreneurs, making it a tourist haven away from the heat of Tucson.
First order of business was to find a place to have lunch. Since it was so close to the New Year’s holiday, many places were still not open. I have always wanted to visit the High Desert Market and Café, but thought that it was a long trek from downtown. We discovered that it really isn’t that far from downtown, maybe a five minute hike. Of course, we picked a day where the temperature was in the thirties, so that five minute walk was a brisk one.
At the High Desert Market and Café we both ordered Specials of the Day. I had a Spinach, Goat Cheese and Olives personal pizza AND a cup of Sweet Potato/Carrot soup.
Both were delicious!
The last piece of pizza, which I took home for next day’s lunch.
From our table we could see the Cochise County Courthouse and what I am assuming is a statue of Vulcan.
After lunch, our walk back to downtown was in swirling snow!
This must be Castle Rock, because the building opposite is named The Inn at Castle Rock.
Notice the snow flakes?
By the time we got to the downtown section, we were glad to browse a couple of antique and what-not shops just to get warm! David and I are not avid window shoppers, though, and we quickly decided it was time to head for the car. We stopped at the On Consignment in Bisbee store, just to see what treasures could be found, but I didn’t see anything I couldn’t live without, so we continued on. Our last stop was the Bisbee Breakfast Club for a warm drink to go.
Tomorrow I will post up some of the pictures I took of the Huachuca Mountains on the way home.
We went for a quick walk this morning and I do mean quick. It was a lot colder outside than we had anticipated and we quickly wimped out and headed home. But I had time to notice a cactus that I had not paid much attention to before. I’m sure someone can tell me what variety of cactus it might be!
We also still have some snow on the Huachuca Mountains.
Later today we will watch the Super Bowl, but we won’t be rooting for any particular team. I’m excited simply because Super Bowl Sunday means just three more weeks until the Daytona 500 and the beginning of the 2012 NASCAR racing season!
I began crocheting a baby blanket for my newest granddaughter, Liana Rose, who is expected to make her appearance around April 8, 2012.
It is coming along nicely, and while I really like the pattern, I do wish the colors that it called for were a bit brighter. I ordered the yarn the pattern called for, but the actual yarn does not seem to match the colors in the book. I doubt Liana Rose will mind, though.