This is Bisbee, a short drive from my brother-in-law's home.
It's a historic place which became a renowned copper mining and smelting
town following the demise of Tombstone which had turned into a ghost town
by the 1920's.
The Lavender open pit mine is no longer in operation.
This area of Arizona is certainly different from where I live in North Carolina.
Yes, we do have mountains in the western part of our state, however we also
have trees and greenery as far as the eye can see, whereas here it is a dry,
desert climate and landscape.
We enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving with many members of our
Arizona based family, and some of their friends. Now spending a few
extra days sightseeing before heading home to get ready for Christmas!