I'm Your Huckleberry.....Welcome to Tombstone, AZ
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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.
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.
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".
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".
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.
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!