Better than O.K.

Tombstone, Arizona: once home to legendary outlaws and the gamblin’, drinkin’, shootin’, and other unmentionables that came with a booming silver town in the old wild west.  Our visit had no gamblin’ and just a little drinkin’ & shootin’.  We started our day with an O.K. Corral reenactment of the famed shoot-out between Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the gang known as “The Cowboys”. IMG_0314After the show, we had some unsuccessful attempts at using a lasso before strolling down the famed Allen Street for a bit of shopping.  In Tombstone, both tourists and residents alike get into character in period clothing.  Most of the buildings date back to Tombstone’s 1880’s roots.  One really gets the feeling of stepping back in time when visiting this small western town.  We had an excellent lunch, some refreshing beverages, and listened to live music at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon.  Big Nose Kate was the girlfriend of Doc Holliday and the first lady of ill repute in Tombstone, Arizona territory.  I was curious about her nickname and a local shopkeeper said that it was a reference to her desire to stick her nose in everyone’s business.  On the way back to the RV park, we stopped at the Boothill Cemetery where we found the graves of the three Cowboys that died in the O.K. Corral shootout.  IMG_0331After reading many of the tombstones and the history pamphlet about the “residents” of the graveyard, I was happy to be visiting Tombstone in 2016 and not 1880!  We finished this fun and educational day with a swim in the pool and a breathtaking sunset.



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