Africancrab's 8th Tour of Tombstone

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Desire and Africancrab in Tombstone, Arizona 2010

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.

Mike in Tombstone, Arizona 2010
We concluded the day with a promise to go visit him in Sierra Vista the following week (this weekend), we held to our promise despite the pitiful weather we had on Saturday. The rain fell literally all day reducing visibility on the roads by almost 45 percent. Desire and I drove carefully avoiding the rather hurried drivers and the fast paced semi drivers headed to El Paso.

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.

You can always tell a cowboy . . . you just can't tell him much!!
The plan originally was to visit Sierra Vista then go to Tombstone for the day on Saturday and Sunday would be dedicated to Bisbee, but seeing as the rain had interfered with our plans, we decided to watch movies the rest of the evening and go to Tombstone on Sunday. This would be Desire's 3rd tour, Micheal's 2nd tour and my 8th tour of Tombstone. It was 18 years ago when Michael had visited Tombstone, he was eager to revisit and particularly wanted to visit what is now the Crystal Palace.

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.

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