Friday, November 7, 2014


Just got back from Tombstone which is only 15 miles south of our current location in St. David, AZ. There was an online offer for 3 free nights at this RV park they are trying to resurrect, so here we are southeast of Tucson. Driving down yesterday it was much warmer passing through Phoenix (90), then cooler in Tucson (84) and much cooler here (70) and we arrived at 3 pm. Low was 45 overnight and the highs for the next few days will be in the mid 70s. Nice! And we are almost in Mexico! But the park is pretty run down, mostly empty, dusty, they are spraying for black widow spiders, 10 miles to the closest town (Benson - has 17 RV parks and a population of 6,000). So we headed to Tombstone today and it was a good time, which of course is the reason the town sprang up in the desert; a good time for the silver miners with, well, silver. There are folks in costume giving free history lessons and some buildings still the originals from it's heyday when there were some 20 saloons in 3 blocks with brothels upstairs. And there were stagecoach rides. I was disappointed that the reenactment of the shootout at the OK Corral was $10. I have seen enough shootouts in Northfield, MN, which was Jesse James but hey, a shootout is a shootout. We wandered and stopped in at Big Nose Kate's Saloon ("The most original cowboy saloon in Tombstone") for lunch and a good time. It reminded me of Silver Dollar City (near Branson, MO).

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