Note to new visitors: this is normally a health and fitness blog. But Crabby McSlacker is on a cross-country trip and is posting pictures from the road instead. Because… well, just because.
Let’s take some random pictures and try to create a fitness analogy, shall we?
So has this ever happened to you? You have a perfectly good plan, like say, to go to an aerobics class. But then the class is canceled so you have to try something else. Like a spinning class or a whole new piece of gym equipment. And then the new thing turns out to be great! And you never would have known about it had your original plan not gone awry.
And so, um, the lesson is to take advantage of when things go wrong and keep and open mind or something like that?
Yeah, that's it!
Anyway, the picture above is the sign that greeted us at the end of a long day of driving. We’d stayed at that campground before: it was nearly empty, quiet, a night sky filled with beautiful stars, a nice trail for running or hiking in the morning...
Bu who knew? Apparently camping destinations in temperate climates are popular when it's cold in the rest of the country. So our route changed and we ended up taking a detour through Bisbee, Arizona!
It’s a cute little mining town that sits next to a very big hole in the ground.
The town has been nicely preserved, and made tourist-friendly without totally ruining the flavor of the place.
In Bisbee, they’ve got old Western stuff all over the place.
Yet the town also has a funky counter-culture vibe. Lots of bikers and hippies and eccentric-looking old guys who looked straight off the set of Deadwood. (No pictures of the scraggly old cowboy dudes, sorry.)
Plus, Bisbee has way cooler graffiti than most places!
So, um, remember next time your gym class is canceled... that you could end up in a cute little mining town in Arizona! Oops… dang-- analogy FAIL.
Anyone else ever end up doing or seeing something better when your original plans went awry?