We are off in Arizona visiting my parents, and boy do they have a way of keeping us busy! They have an itinerary for our week that is a mile long and exhausting — but also a lot of fun. This is my husband’s first time visiting Arizona and my parents are very keen on showing him everything they can in the small amount of time we have available.
Today we visited the Dragoon Stagecoach Station ruins (historical info here. )Very nice day trip that is not your typical touristy crap. Admittedly, Cochise County always feels like home to me (I grew up in Bisbee), so perhaps I’m a wee bit biased in my enjoyment of excursions that take us out where there are more cactus than people.
It’s always funny to me how life can just keep us away from the people and places we love. The last time I was able to visit here, The Wee Little Miss was just six years old, and The Book Worm was eleven. They are now eleven and seventeen, respectively.
The stagecoach station is literally nothing but ruins these days — I feel that is part of the site’s charm. You can walk inside unmolested by recreations and simply let your imagination fill in the gaps.
The fact that I’m able to see how each rock was placed to construct the building is really neat to me, because I’m odd that way.
There are some confederate graves at the site, also. Well maintained for being out in the middle of nowhere!
After we finished up out there, we cruised through the Amerind Museum which is a must see. No photos were permitted, though.
Next, we stopped for lunch at the wonderful Horseshoe Cafe in Benson. This is a favorite stop for my father and a grand time was had by all.
My father, acting like a goof. And people wonder where I get it from.
We then continued back to Tucson to take a look at San Xavier Mission. Beautiful place. So peaceful. And so old! I was too busy to get photos. Sorry. I’m a failure as a blogger.
Finally, we stopped to look at some local petroglyphs a short ways away from my parents’ house.
And now that the day is over, we are all beat and ready to hit the hay. There’s another big day in store tomorrow, though, so get ready for more pictures. They’ll be quite different tomorrow than those I shared today…