Sailor Babo goes to Bisbee, Part II

Tired from a day of walking up, down and all around the historical hillside mining town of Bisbee, Arizona, he decided to stick to Main Street for a bit.

At one time, Bisbee was one of the largest cities in the West because of its rich mineral deposits, especially copper. He enjoyed checking out the mining equipment at the historical museum.




Then he found the Copper Man statue.


Let’s see what the plaque says.

“What’s ‘virile’ mean?”

Moving along, we find the Peace Mural on Castle Rock. Once the big mining company moved out in the 1970s, hippies and artists moved in.



Bisbee is also known for having a lot of ghosts.

They stayed in a room that was supposed to have a ghost cat but there was no sign of him. Bummer.


“Let’s look at houses instead. I want live here.”


“Or maybe this one.”


We reminded him that we have a crazy cat at home already.

He though Bisbee was super fun and is looking forward to next time. Maybe to cheer on BSG and AmyH if they decide to do the Bisbee 1000. Hmmm…

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7 Responses to Sailor Babo goes to Bisbee, Part II

  1. That house with the two flying angels guarding the gate looks like it could have ghosts. Even if it didn’t, that would a scary gate to walk by on a dark night. I’m guessing the owner is just trying to be whimsical, however.

    That phrase “virile men” suddenly reminded me of the song from Men in Tights. “We’re men, manly men….”

  2. Lauri says:

    I do believe that one of the copper miners himself made that “virile” statue. Who was he trying to convince?

    • amyhftw says:

      I don’t know the history of the statue, who I believe is really called the “Iron Man” even though he’s a copper color in a copper town. The town is more than a bit quirky so I wouldn’t be surprised if the sign was written in such a way for the residents’ own amusement.


  3. Lauri says:

    I love quirky. That town definitely looks like a fun place to visit!

  4. M-----l says:

    That virile copper man seems to have something unusual going on in his pants area.

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