Africancrab's 8th Tour of Tombstone
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Michael arrived in Sierra Vista from San Diego a little over two weeks ago. Prior to his journey, we had been in contact by e-mail and phone. We agreed to meet in Tucson when he arrived in Arizona. It was nearly three weeks following our initial communication before I receive a text message on my cell phone asking if I wanted to visit Sierra Vista. Well visiting Sierra Vista would not have been a problem if I were not working that weekend, unfortunately I was scheduled to work as it were. I managed to convince him to come down to Tucson where Desire and I took in on a tour of downtown Tucson, Mount Lemmon and Summerhaven.
We decided to take the highway vs the freeway because the freeway (Interstate 10) can be deadly when the rains are heavy. The Sonoita/Patagonia highway is less busy and with the winding and up hill drive, we were not under any threat of driving through washes or encountering the huge transportation truck driving over 80 miles an hour. We sent Michael a text message to let him know we would be late due to the visibility issues we were experiencing. We finally made it at a little after 2:15 pm. Rain still falling but significantly reduced.
The temperature in Tombstone was significantly lower than that in Sierra Vista, the wind factor was below ten, but it made it feel colder than it actually was. At 53 degrees it did feel uncomfortable touring around because we had to keep going in and out of the shops to warm up. We had a great meal at Big Nose Kate's and were delighted by the music being played by the famous tombstone musician. If you have been to Big Nose Kate's in the last 10 years, you know the guy, long white beard, cowboy hat and has a beautiful voice with a rowdy charm about him. Great day all in all.