Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sunrise to sunset we had a perfect day and a fun visit to Tombstone.

Where are we today ? 
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      A wonderful cool morning but clear blue skies and the sun is warming us up very quickly , just like it does here in the southwest. At 7 am first walkabout was about 58f not bad in the sun and did a get a lap around the park.
as the sun was rising so was the heat
these Agave's around the park,
some about 8 ft tall
pine trees too? for Christmas I guess
like this custom Trike behind us
would be a fun ride
our site 8 am clear blue skies, love the views
           Puttering around a bit more we headed off into Tombstone around 9:30, only 20 minutes away, don't want to get there too early, nice the see the shops opens open and a few people around, the weekends are more interesting. We have been coming here almost every year since 2006 and just enjoy the atmosphere. Yes it is a tourist trap, but one we enjoy, we have done and seen most all the things over the years, just a bit every year.
          The main reason we are here is to go to Big Nose Kate's for Lunch. But have to wander the streets and check out a few shops, chat with some cowboys and ladies of the night, just because. Pretend we are in a western movie (at least I do). All that is free fun.
Tombstone CourtHouse museum 
real Arizona Rangers
lots of narrated wagon rides about town are fun
we did one or two many years ago with friends
the wooden sidewalks are nice
period costumes add to the atmosphere
love the signs
still pretty quiet at 10 am but people coming into town
gunslingers strolling the streets
and the famous Bird Cage Theatre
we went through there one year
like to listen to the stories they
have to tell
period buildings look nice
       Now just after 11 am we headed into Big Nose Kate's, for lunch and beat the lunch crowds. We enjoy the atmosphere as much if not more than the food which we love too.
Big Nose Kate's
we always enjoy the place
a few photos inside
see Suzie?
not up there...
bottom left
Ok one Big Ass Beer,
dark one for me, a real treat
love the outfits the waitresses wear
huge Calzone for Suzie
my favourite.
the overstuffed Rueben
       Now this was an early lunch after an early bowl of cereal at 6 am, sure did the trick today, no supper tonight. Not much leftover to take home either, we were prepared for this.
the washrooms have been redone and love the sign in the men's room
if you care check out the urinals,
Beer Kegs!
now that is recycling
       Full tummies, and the people are now lined up at the door we can get outta here and walk the streets a bit more. Window shop and people watch.
nice soda fountain
period hats and clothing
          Our goal after lunch was to check out a gunfight at the Gunfight Palace , now again we have seen quite a few at different places here in town and all can be fun entertainment. This one is a bit different as it is done in a saloon. as opposed to a gunfight on the street. 
we doing the 12:30 show
the setting
telling us the background
shooting Blank blows that pop can across the room
     They did 4 or 5 skits  and all were interesting and not down out about 40 minutes total, refreshing entertainment and only $8.00 each.
card game
you calling me a cheat!
he didn't like my shirt!

checking his guns right beside us
dam kid!
      After the gunfight wandered around down Allen Street for a while the headed back home.
love the outfits
Sarsaparilla right here
          Back to our car almost 5 hours of fun here time to head home. Arrived just before 3 pm, a short walkabout and enjoy reading in the shade on the lovely warm sunny Arizona day.
          Outside till about 6 pm enjoying this sunset , then cooling down. So Inside for the evening, post this blog and relax, in front of the tube.
love the desert sunsets
       Now no supper tonight but think maybe a snack in front of the tv is in line, popcorn and a apple is our favourite.
      Glad that you dropped in and hopped you enjoyed tombstone as much as we did.

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