Fleeton Year of Adventure travel blog

The OK Cafe (1881) beside our campground in Tombstone - breakfast!

OK Corral - the stableyards, filled with vintage tack and carriages

The actual site where the famous gun-fight took place: two lots over...

Tours available by stagecoach (we took the trolley tour in the drizzle.

The bar in the "Gilded Cage Theatre" - theatre, rooming house, bar,...

Tombstone Epigraph newspaper.

The old jail (you can see the tops of the old galows...

Photo studio - r.h. window was room rented by Doc Holliday's girlfriend...

Entrance to Boot Hill on the edge of the old town.

Old Man Clanton - a Reb veteran whose sons were killed in...

The 3 killed in the gunfight near the OK corral.

One more of the many graves of those who met their deaths...

On the road again - passing through Tucson.

Orange tree growing in Pheonix - we even saw hedges on public...


We didn't want to spend much time in Tombstone. However, like all places it's a good idea to start at some place that gives you background, so after breakfast at the OK Cafe near the campground AND the OK Corral we went to the "Historama" - a multi-media presentation using models of the town and still photographs, with Vincent Price narrating.

For those who haven't been: Tombstone was named for the Tombstone mine, and the local paper was called the Epitaph because "every tombstone has to have an Epigraph" - get it? Their motto is "read your own epigraph before breakfast!) And by the way, for those who watch western movies, apparently it isn't too cut and dried about who were the good guys and who were the bad guys in the famous gunfight, either! We then walked around much of old part of town in a hurry, and took a short trolley tour and saw more places we had missed through the raindrops. By the time we were finished the rain had stopped again, so after buying a couple of souvenirs we picked up the motorhome and drove to Boot Hill. We then headed back North out of town. We had talked about going to Nogales to walk over the border into the Mexican market just to say we'd been there, but decided it wasn't worth the time. We did however make a quick stop at a nut farm so I could buy a big bag of pecans in the shell - yes, they also grow them all across Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. We then headed north-west, through Tucson and Mesa/Phoenix, which was a terrible mess of traffic jams, so we did NOT stop. We drove on into the evening until we finally found a rest area and spent the night there.



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