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.
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.