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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  1. Tombstone is always a fun place to visit. Looks like it was a great day!!

  2. A perfect day is pretty awesome. Glad you were able to enjoy one of your favorite places, I always love reading about it.

    1. It sure was a perfect day thanks and the weather excellent too.

  3. We'll have to check out Tombstone if we get down that way.

    1. Larry it is a fun place to walkabout and the stories of the old west.

  4. An excellent day. Looking forward to visiting Tombstone as well.

    1. It was a fun day and always enjoy Tombstone so much to see and do if you wish.

  5. Too bad we couldn't have coordinated our visits to Tombstone. However, I still haven't sorted photos and done a blog. It's a fun town.

    1. It was a spur of the moment for us, sure would have been nice to hook up.
      It sure is a fun town.

  6. George, what is the AOR membership that you spoke about yesterday?

    1. Adventure Outdoor resorts. Allows up camping at membership parks for $9.00 a night, but this park has great rates anyway.

  7. Tombstone is one of my favorite haunts. I think I must have lived there in a past life. If you ever have a chance, go see the biggest rose "tree". They have an excellent little museum inside the house where the family lived. That rueben? The best in the west!!

    1. I feel like I was here in a past life as well.
      The Rose Tree we have nt seen yet , one of theses visits.
      You are so right about the Rueben.

  8. Looking forward to an visit to Tombstone this winter. We loved the saloon gun fight when we saw it last winter.

    1. So many cool different this to see , we always enjoy it too.

  9. Definitely one for the to-do list, love it.

  10. Always entertaining to stroll in the footsteps of all the infamous gunslingers and to enjoy a meal at Big Nose Kate's!

    1. Yes Croft it is always a fun day and a meal at BNK's tops it off perfectly.

  11. Yup we're definitely going back to Tombstone this year while in Huachuca City. We'll try the lunch at B.N.K both your meals look great to me.
    We've seen that same gunfight and it was a hoot! Love the old western feel of the town.

    1. You have to go more than once so much to see there and different gunfights as well , tours, museums, the mine . And Lunch at BNK's our favourite, love the atmosphere.

  12. Wow, it seems like the whole town is a stage! Great fun.

  13. Tombstone very interesting place... we are going to try to see it again next year.
    keep having fun!

    1. It is very interesting and entertaining lots to see.

  14. Gotta love Tombstone. Would be nice to see it again.

    1. It is always fun to come back to, some things change and some still the same.

  15. Looks like a fun day in Tombstone! Lunch looks awesome and Ken would love the beer! We were cracking up over the picture where you said "See Suzie?" hahahaha...Beautiful sunrise and wonderful day..thanks for sharing!

    1. It sure was a fun day as always, Yes lunch was excellent as usual.
      She was on the piano bench 10 years ago but with her clothes on
      Glad your noticed it.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  16. How awesome Tombstone is, thanks for sharing and all the picks. It seems a good bit of the town is set for old west entertainment. Never been there but sure would love to.

  17. Sure looks like a real western town! Glad you had a chance for a Big Ass Beer in Big Nose Kate's saloon.

    1. It looks like it , but again a tourist attraction sure is fun to visit though makes your think you are still in the wild west.
      The Big Ass beer is a must do here as well if you like beer, so many choices on tap.


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