TB Meet-up in Tombstone

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It was close to high noon when we rode into Tombstone. Chuck-wagons, stagecoaches , and saddled cowboys made up most traffic . Townsfolk, storekeepers, gun slingers, saloon girls, and cowhands all wandered the streets in western garb. Bat Masterson, identifiable by his black cape and wooden cane, ambled out of Big Nose Kate's Saloon. The Earp brothers strolled the busy street, their keen dark eyes looking to maintain law and order in the town that remains 'too tough to die'.  It was an excellent location, chosen by Harriet (africancrab), to launch a TravBuddy Meet-up.

 

Another wild bunch had arrived in town. Jim, Adrian, Liz, and I caught up with them at the Longhorn Saloon where everyone had gathered for lunch.

Raising the roof at the Longhorn
The group of twenty or more TravBuddies included all those from the pre meet-up as well as others from Arizona: Robyn (freespirit), Donny (donnydude), and Megan (meemer08). Lani (nukefamily) was there from Florida. There were others that, regretfully, I did not have an opportunity to meet or chat with. Chatter, cheer, and laughter livened the Longhorn and an endless barrage of camera flashes filled the historic saloon. Food was plentiful and delicious - and the company unbeatable.

 

Afterwards, several TBs took the stage-coach tour of the old town and Boot Hill, others explored an underground mine, some browsed Big Nose Kate's Saloon, and we all wandered the fascinating streets. Some of us followed a saloon girl around the corner where a  poker game erupted into a gunfight. All too soon it was time to head back toward Tucson, and we still had one more stop to make.

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TravBuddy descends on Tombstone
TravBuddy descends on Tombstone
Raising the roof at the Longhorn
Raising the roof at the Longhorn
Kieth and Dema
Kieth and Dema
Nate and Krysta
Nate and Krysta
Tim, Donny, and Megan
Tim, Donny, and Megan
Harriet shoots Rosey, Adrian, and …
Harriet shoots Rosey, Adrian, and…
Donny, Lani, Krysta, Megan, and Ro…
Donny, Lani, Krysta, Megan, and R…
Lani and friend
Lani and friend
Megan and Liz
Megan and Liz
Mellanie and Krysta with a new fri…
Mellanie and Krysta with a new fr…
Busy streets of Tombstone
Busy streets of Tombstone
Poker game
Poker game
Trouble brewing...
Trouble brewing...
Tombstone
Tombstone
Tombstone
photo by: kchrist454