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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Great weather and a fun visit to Tombstone.

Where are we today ?
      Now how can anyone not love this weather?  Well maybe some people, but we really enjoy this sunshine, not humid, very little wind, fresh air, no bugs, plus no cities and no traffic. Warm sunny days and cool nights great for sleeping.
         Just the standard early morning stuff,  walkabouts etc. Then head down into town to the Quick Lube place we have been going to every year when passing through. Oil and filter on the car and a free carwash, work for me same friendly people there!
        Stopped by Cates and Hill Rv parts and checked with Betty. She is working on trying to locate new hinges for the door on our coach. And doing an awesome job of research for us too.
       Our campsite so sunny and warm lotsa room, love it.

        We thought with the nice sunny day we take a quick trip to Tombstone. Yep its a tourist trap but we do enjoy walking along the boardwalks and watching the people walkabout in the costumes of the old west, gunshots here and there stage coaches, saloons etc... 
        Have two reasons to go, number one Barb was looking for something to wear to a casual wedding (she found it too very reasonable). Reason number two was to stop into Big Nose Kate's Saloon for some more atmosphere and enjoy their amazing overstuffed rueben sandwiches that we have enjoyed a few times in the past. 
        Being a week day nice and quiet no crowds and a beautiful day.
John, Suzie and Barb
love the costumes
we people watching while Barb shops 
want boots? good selection here
John models a nice Stetson
Taxi anyone ?
        Now like I said before, the plan was Big Nose Kate's Saloon for some fun and a Rueben right?
They closed!!!! Minor renovations open on Friday, boy were we disappointed.
Big Nose Kates, closed today
       Well we checked a few other places for a Rueben, but no luck. Tried the Crystal Palace, but after 15 minutes no body bothered to come to our table.  No problem the Longhorn right across the street excellent service and food there. Ok we gonna have a bite anyway. The Longhorn ended up being our choice. I had the Longhorn Burger (Angus Beef) and Suzie a hot beef sandwich. Both were pretty good, hit the spot, but not the Rueben.....sniff, sniff.....
tasty hot beef
yummy burger
        After lunch walked the street more just enjoying the beautiful day and quiet streets.
like the Harley with gun holsters ?
John has to practice his handgun, excellent shot
Wine bottle holder anyone?
       Well we got done what we wanted (almost) Barb got her outfit, we had a nice lunch , enjoyed all the cowboys and shady ladies roaming the streets, stage coach viewing hardly spent any money then had to stop at Boot Hill Graveyard just to view some of the funny sayings on the headstones. That was free too. Not too authentic but still fun.
       Ok had a fun day there and now back home, they can let the dogs out and Suzie gets her doggie fix, while we enjoy the balance of the afternoon with a nice Happy hour.
Suzie, Piper and Hank, lick you to death
Soon we have a wonderful sunset, and time to head inside
        That was another fun day hanging out with our friends and enjoying a nice sunny day.
Hope you and a great day too wherever you are, remember no matter what it could always be worse.
        Thanks for stopping on by for a visit and read this sign below, says it all!
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the map below to see where we have been this Winter
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32 comments:

  1. Nice visit. Too bad you didn't get your Ruben, but maybe later.

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    1. Have had them there a few times over the years and the best I have ever had.

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  2. We have stayed in Benson and have visited Tombstone a number of times. Not sure why, but I just love it there. Probably my childhood of watching those old westerns:)

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    1. Watching the old westerns I think does it for me.

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  3. Enjoyed you sharing your day in Tombstone great pictures, never have been but on our bucket list for at least one visit. Checked out the menu of Kate's Saloon that Ruben with turkey sounds good. Lolita loved the horse with the wine bottle picture. Have a great Thursday!

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    1. Its a fun place to check out, Touristy but in an old western way.

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  4. Great pics of your visit to Tombstone, its a fun place to visit. I took photos of many of the same gravemarkers at Boot Hill that you did.

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    1. Some neat sayings on the gravemarkers, real or not its fun.

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  5. LOVE the temperatures and I would head that way but … getting there? oh, barter… going through West Texas and all the bad weather….

    What fun Tombstone is.. did I go there? can't recall .. if I did? I surely don't remember Big Nose Kate's… that's my kinda place!

    Beautiful sunset and love the Don't Grow UP… It's a Trap! HAHaaaaa

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    1. West Texas is not always bad weather, we have crossed many times and the weather has been fine.

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  6. We enjoy Tombstone. Tourist trap that it is. Fun to see your pictures cause it brings back memories of our visit down there last April. Love the don't grow up sign.

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    1. Its not a Vegas style tourist trap, thats what we enjoy about it.

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  7. We LOVE Tombstone. You sure had a great visit there. Great pics too!

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  8. We loved Tombstone. There's so much to see and so much to do. Love those grave markers too. Glad you had a great time.

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    1. Can just have cowboy fun there and pretend.

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  9. My first time in Tombstone was 56 years ago... I think it looks the same now as it did then. Oh yeah.... love the "Les Moore" one the most... even have a smashed penny with that epitaph. I'd go back tomorrow for that rueben if I were you ;-)

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    1. Well thinking about going back, never know.....

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  10. What a fun post. Loved reading the grave markers. Hard to be creative on a post of somewhere you have been many times. You did very well.

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    1. Tombstone is just a fun place we enjoy and usually find interesting stuff each time we go.

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  11. What a fun day...sorry Big Nose Kate's was closed. Now you have an excuse to go back!

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    1. Oh we will go back next time we are in the area, but phone them first.

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  12. A nice photo reminder of our visit there, only a week ago or so. It was windy as all heck when we were there. Your temps were far more pleasing, I'm sure.

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    1. Yeah you had yucky weather we have found stay here long enough we do get nice weather.

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  13. You fit right in to the Western theme with your hats!

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    1. My hats are part of me, and I enjoy them, especially in Arizona.

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  14. I don't like the gun holster, I LOVE it. Arizona has very sensible gun laws.(imho)

    http://www.rv0777.com/

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    1. Most every body here has guns, holsters etc...

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  15. Lots of fun in Tombstone. I especially like the gun carrier on the motorcycle and the costumes. Interesting that the Reuben there is so good. Must have been introduced by someone who's represented on one of those tombstones!

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    1. The costumes are so much fun, and food you have to eat, modern kitchen in an old saloon.

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  16. Love Tombstone - we've been a few times! I have a great pair of jeans from The Shady Lady!!!!

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