A couple weeks ago we took a trip down to Tombstone and Bisbee. I have been wanting to go to Bisbee since we took our last trip to Tombstone so I took a four day weekend and we spent two days on this trip.
Our first night there we went to eat at The Longhorn in Tombstone. While waiting for our food I sat there with Zach playing with the place mat they gave him to color. Zach is talking a lot more nowadays but still not even close to as much as his sister was. Some times Zach will talk up a storm and other times he'll just whine or hum and point. Well this night he was being a little talker and showing me all the stuff he knows. From the outline of the saguaro on the menu he could tell it was a cactus and was telling me we don't touch the cactus because we get owies. Then he puts his hand up in the stop position when he tells me this. Then on the menu they had roads but no cars but he was still able to tell they were roads and told me don't walk in the street or we get owies. Again, another stop gesture with the hand. I was impressed with Zachy showing me all he knows. He's quiet but the kid is smart. After dinner we walked around Tombstone and I gave the kids the haunted tour. We watched the bats fly around the streetlights and I tried to scare the kids showing them the skeletons hanging in the streets.
The next day we went to Bisbee. It was cool but not what I expected. It's not really the most kid friendly place. I read we could hike around the lavender pits but they were fenced off so hiking was off our list. We did get to take an unexpected trip to Lowell, an old Cooper Mining town next to Bisbee where we got to see a bunch of old stuff. After that we went on the Cooper Mine tour but it's hard to follow along with the kids. Zach did OK during most of the tour but by the end it was tantrum time. After this we just walked around downtown. Downtown is cool but there's not a whole lot to do. It's mostly art shops and crap I don't give two Obama's (craps) about. We ate some Mexican food, went to a museum, went to a mediocre brewery, then went back to Tombstone. Even without the kids I don't know that there is enough there to keep me busy for an entire day. The city was that small.
Tombstone hasn't changed in the last three years since we were there last. So we walked around for a couple hours on Sunday and then took off. I did take the kids to a haunted house. Adri made it through the first room and then screamed bloody murder when the gunshot and compressed air went off. Natalie had to take her out. Zach was scared the entire time and hanging onto me but he was a trooper and made it through the entire haunted house without crying.
The Lavender Pit
The city of Lowell from across the Lavender pit.
Walking the street of Lowell. Notice I said street not streets.