Monday, November 28, 2016

Tombstone, AZ

We feasted again on Friday, and even were able to bring home some leftovers of turkey, stuffing, and some yams and bread. I have always felt that the leftovers were the best part of a holiday meal.

I was able to complete my annual birthday shopping for the grandchildren, and even managed to snag some Black Friday deals from King Arthur Flour and get the silicone muffin cups that I wanted from Amazon. I have alerted the campground in Yuma that some packages will arrive before we do, and the staff has assured me that the boxes will be held in anticipation of our arrival.

I must admit that we did not do much over the weekend except read and enjoy some peace and quiet. I made some fresh pasta on Sunday, with a marinara sauce from my pressure cooker. I do love Italian food!

After a quiet weekend, Bob and I decided to do some sightseeing, so we headed for Tombstone, AZ. It was a very pretty ride.
 Mountains off in the distance
 The Golden Eagle Brewery and Crystal Palace
Tombstone has a historical district that appears much as it did in 1881, when the Earp brothers had their famous shootout at the OK Corral.
Here are a couple of the Earp brothers. There are reenactors that put on a gunfight several times during the day.
A wooden Indian outside one of the many tourist shops in Tombstone. Besides the usual souvenirs, there is an entire store devoted to period costumes for men and women.
Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park & Museum 
Inside the historic courthouse 
 Boot Hill, where townspeople and desperadoes lie buried 
"Here lies Lester Moore
Four slugs
From a 44
No Les
No more"
The McLaury brothers and Billy Clanton, killed in the shootout at OK Corral, are interned here.

It was a nice day to visit this town, with not a lot of tourists around. We pretty much had the place to ourselves. Worth a trip!

1 comment:

  1. "were able to bring home some leftovers of turkey, stuffing, and some yams and bread." When I first read this my eyes saw "some YARNS and bread". Guess we can see where my brain lives.

    Having lived in Arizona for 10 years long ago, it is lots of fun to see photos of the place.