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The infamous Bird Cage Theater

Finally! We arrived in Tombstone and it was time to check out this historic town.  I had seen the 1993 movie, Tombstone, and didn't quite fall in love with it as many of my quirky co-workers did but nevertheless, I was interested in the history.  Tombstone was founded in 1877 by a prospector named Ed Schieffelin.  He was looking for "rocks" and warnings he received were basically that the only stone he would find out there would be his tombstone.  He ended up finding silver and named the first mine, Tombstone.  As people heard about his find, they traveled in droves and eventually the town was erected, and appropriately named, Tombstone. 

While we were waiting for people, we found all kinds of stuff to take pictures of or with as you would expect.

Awww, Adrian, me, Melissa, and Liz
  There were some skeletons across the way at the Ghosts and Legends place and Melanie was taking photos with one when the guy made the skeleton move from a distance and scared us all!  He then did it to Dema on another one as she was posing.  Too funny!!

After we got the gang together, most of us went on a Stagecoach ride which provided a tour of all of Tombstone.  Sadly, we couldn't hear much of what the guy was saying as it was muffled but we just continued to take pictures of all the buildings and scenery. We saw several of our group roaming the streets so I tried to get pics of them which was hard given the bright sun. 

Next it was time to eat lunch already.  We had a big area reserved at the Longhorn Restaurant which looked fun.  As we were perusing the menu, in walks Donny (Donnydude) and Robyn (Freespirit3) from Phoenix.

Group photo!
  YEAH! I had been looking forward to meeting them both.  They sat down at our end of the table and wow, I learned right off the bat that Donny does not have a subtle bone in his body!  Brett knew both of them from prior AZ meet ups and Donny decides to ask (in his outside voice of course) what the deal is with us, causing me to blush significantly as most of the rest of the restaurant turns around as well! LOL.  Uhhhh, thanks Donny! 

Fortunately, it was time to order!  Whew! I couldn't decide what I wanted but opted to go with the big chief hot dog......I just figured it was a bigger hot dog.  Wrong...OMG - this thing was monsterous and that elicited a bunch of new comments and stares to see if I could eat it!  Many of the comments were of course directed at Brett and any feelings of inadequacy and I think Jim (Blenderboy) said it best - he called my hot dog, "The Homewrecker".

Mel and I with the goodies
  NICE!  That was a funny name.  Once everyone was done making fun of my dog, I was finally able to eat it without an audience but of course everyone checked to see if I finished it or not! LOL.  It was an excellent dog by the way!! :D

Ok, well it was time to scramble so we could take group photos outside and get the rest of the stuff on our agenda completed.  Unfortunately, our end of the table got their food late which meant getting the bills taken care of was a bit more problematic.  We hurried out and the poor people who agree to take our group photos sometimes......they get bombarded with 15 cameras! LOL. 

Next, we were off to the Six City gun show reenactment which was ok except for the dang bees that kept swarming around us!  Being allergic to a bee sting is not a good thing when you have one looking at your like, "mmmm lunch".

Yeah...now we got it!
  We didn't get stung obviously as my next set of pictures would've been all of us in my hospital bed!  HA HA.  Wonder where the nearest hospital even was there! LOL. 

After that, we only had a couple minutes to run around and take some more photos. We really wanted to see the gunfight at the Ok Corral but we apparently didn't have enough time which is why we saw the other show instead.  Mel and I took some photos with the Goodies and the Badies who were getting ready to perform in the show.  We got some photos of the Ok Corral itself although it's all walled so you can't even watch the show from the outside....slick!  For those who are not familiar with a lot of Tombstone history, the Ok Corral is the world's most famous gunfight site - Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Virgil and Morgan Earp fought the Clantons and McLaurys on October 26, 1881.

Mel, Melissa, and I with a bull
 

It was now 2pm and time to head on to Bisbee for the rest of our afternoon sightseeing! We loaded up and it was caravan time again!! Whoo Hoo!

poohstanggt says:
Very funny Paul...very funny. :P
Posted on: Nov 15, 2008
poohstanggt says:
I didn't know that Adrian!!! :-( I used it cuz my friend has said that line to me for years and that was all I could think about while we were there...every time I ask him for a favor at work - he says that to me! LOL
Posted on: Nov 14, 2008
acowboy says:
totally stole my headline... = (
Posted on: Nov 14, 2008
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The infamous Bird Cage Theater
The infamous Bird Cage Theater
Awww, Adrian, me, Melissa, and Liz
Awww, Adrian, me, Melissa, and Liz
Group photo!
Group photo!
Mel and I with the goodies
Mel and I with the goodies
Yeah...now we got it!
Yeah...now we got it!
Mel, Melissa, and I with a bull
Mel, Melissa, and I with a bull
Dema and Keith
Dema and Keith
Flys Photography Gallery
Fly's Photography Gallery
Tombstone Epitaph
Tombstone Epitaph
Melissa and I
Melissa and I
Stetson store
Stetson store
Brett and I with the horses
Brett and I with the horses
Melissa petting the horsey
Melissa petting the horsey
Tombstone Ghosts and Legends
Tombstone Ghosts and Legends
Cool skeleton
Cool skeleton
Uh oh, Brett has a gun to the head…
Uh oh, Brett has a gun to the hea…
Mel, watch what you are grabbing t…
Mel, watch what you are grabbing …
Naughty Naughty Melle
Naughty Naughty Melle
Go Dema! :D
Go Dema! :D
Mel and I with the crazy skeleton
Mel and I with the crazy skeleton
My new boyfriend
My new boyfriend
HAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHA
Tim, Keith, and Dema on the stagec…
Tim, Keith, and Dema on the stage…
Brett and I on the stagecoach
Brett and I on the stagecoach
Our stagecoach ride
Our stagecoach ride
Historic Tombstone
Historic Tombstone
Historic Tombstone
Historic Tombstone
Historic Tombstone
Historic Tombstone
Hey theres Adrian!
Hey there's Adrian!
Mel, Liz, and Melissa on the corne…
Mel, Liz, and Melissa on the corn…
Four Deuces Saloon
Four Deuces Saloon
Historic Tombstone street (but jus…
Historic Tombstone street (but ju…
Tombstone City Hall
Tombstone City Hall
Tombstone Court House
Tombstone Court House
Helldorado Town
Helldorado Town
Rhinestone Cowboy...Adrians shop!…
Rhinestone Cowboy...Adrian's shop…
Brett said this was my store..LOL
Brett said this was my store..LOL
Historic Tombstone
Historic Tombstone
Lunch time
Lunch time
Melissa and Liz at lunch
Melissa and Liz at lunch
Adrian, Melissa, and Liz off at an…
Adrian, Melissa, and Liz off at a…
My tiny dog! :D
My tiny dog! :D
Yeah...cant fit that all in my mo…
Yeah...can't fit that all in my m…
Adrian and I
Adrian and I
Another take...looks like Brett is…
Another take...looks like Brett i…
The Six City Gun show
The Six City Gun show
Good TBs taking lots of photos!
Good TBs taking lots of photos!
Love these signs!
Love these signs!
The Six City Gun show
The Six City Gun show
Brett guarding our purses lol
Brett guarding our purses lol
Self shot take 1
Self shot take 1
Close up - good Liz and Roselle ta…
Close up - good Liz and Roselle t…
The end of the show
The end of the show
The hanging! LOL
The hanging! LOL
The goodies
The goodies
OK Corral
OK Corral
OK Corral
OK Corral
Mel and I with the bad guys!
Mel and I with the bad guys!
Mel with the good guys
Mel with the good guys
OK Corral sign
OK Corral sign
OK Corral
OK Corral
OK Corral gunfight site
OK Corral gunfight site
Harwood House
Harwood House
Brett and I at the OK Corral
Brett and I at the OK Corral
Melanie and I at the OK Corral
Melanie and I at the OK Corral
City Hall
City Hall
Leftys Corner Store - my store! :D
Lefty's Corner Store - my store! :D
Tombstone! :D
Tombstone! :D
Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp
Historic Tombstone
Historic Tombstone
Brett and I - trying to shoot the …
Brett and I - trying to shoot the…
Brett and I
Brett and I
Historic Tombstone
Historic Tombstone
Historic Tombstone
Historic Tombstone
Wyatt Earps Old Tombstone
Wyatt Earp's Old Tombstone
Tombstone
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