Step Back Into The 1950’s In Bisbee, Arizona… (GA51)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails San Benito RV Resort, Paicines, California. I’ll depart from here April 19th.



Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.



In 2012-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!



So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.




This entry was posted March 16, 2012…




We arrived in Deming, New Mexico four days ago. Mary departed three days ago for home to tend to taxes and other business. I’m at Rockhound State Park in Deming, New Mexico waiting out a forecasted very windy coming Saturday through Tuesday. Prior to arriving in Deming there was so much to see and do I didn’t get to Blog about it. Here is one now…




Back when I was a teenager in the 1950’s, my family was quite poor and we lived in a trailer park in Revere, Massachusetts. Despite not being wealthy, I remember the 1950’s as probably the best decade ever to be a teenager. All that Doo-Wop music!



In Lee’s Trailer Park, where we lived, I remember there was a trailer that looked much like this one. It was the largest in the park out of about 50 trailers…






As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…











The inside looked like this…






No, these are not photos that I took back then, but photos I took recently when visiting Bisbee Arizona. It’s called the Shady Dell Trailer Park and has a definite 1950’s theme…



At Shady Dell there are about 18-1950’s vintage trailers all restored to original condition. Here for about $100 a night you can sleep in a 1950’s vintage trailer while visiting the area.



To see the other 28 photos I took, click this link…



Here’s a link to their website where you can see more of the Shady Dell Trailer Park…



Stepping back into history is one of my very favorite things to do in my full-timing RV lifestyle.









 Yesterday was partly sunny and 64 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 69 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link…

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

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2 thoughts on “Step Back Into The 1950’s In Bisbee, Arizona… (GA51)

  1. I was curious to see if Lee’s is the trailer park I see when I drive up to my daughter’s in Peabody every week so I Googled it. It isn’t but there was this article I thought you might find interesting and it also had a couple of sad photos. The casino did get voted down for that location and instead they are building one next door in Everett so the trailer park may still be open!

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Thanks, Susie. Interesting article. That’s the place alright. Only difference, when I lived there in the 1950’s, there was no trash everywhere. The then residents at least put their trash in barrels.

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