To get away from the record heat in Phoenix, we went south for a day. Tucson, at 2,589 ft, is a higher altitude than Phoenix, which is 1,086. Plus, Tucson is protected from the sun by the mountains and thus has more cloud cover. But we didn’t stay there long. We went to the real mountains. To Bisbee, AZ, to be precise. 5,589 ft.
There are those darn lines again!
It was a lovely temperature for summer. I don’t know what temperature it was, but it felt perfect. There was even a drizzle part of the day.
See that B up there on top? Stands for Bisbee. No kidding! The population is about the same as the altitude. About one person per foot of altitude.
Bisbee is a very charming looking town because in the downtown area there is very little new construction. It’s almost all “antique.”
The museum had a lovely garden.
And the shops were interesting to me. A honey shop. A custom hat shop. A dress shop where I bought a hat in my favorite color (coral called peony). And a shop with a window after my own heart.
Dolls, masks, old photos, and memento mori. What more could I want?
The only thing they had very little of: gluten free food. Yikes. OK, I won’t go into that rant again.
On the way back from Bisbee, we drove through Tombstone (yup, that Tombstone), where we’ve been before.
I had to take photos out of the car window . . . .
My new writing project is a play. I’ve been working on the play with my daughter. I find it fairly easy to write dialogue, but more difficult to conceptualize how it all works onstage. That is her expertise. As an actor, she has a good feel for the physical parts of the play. I expect it to move slowly because of being the work of two people.
Have you ever worked on a project, writing or otherwise, with someone else that you were used to doing by yourself?