I and the four boys took the car south to Bisbee and Tombstone yesterday. Bisbee was a booming mining town in the 1880’s. It was actually the largest town between St. Louis and San Francisco in its day. Now, it’s full of artists and old hippies, which made it an interesting town to walk around (to say the least). Bill saw a 40-ish year old woman who had painted a moustache and freckles on her face. I saw a lot of people that had missing teeth when they smiled. Later on in the afternoon, we went to Tombstone. There are two Tombstone’s: The actual town (where we were), and the movie set (which is actually in Tucson, and we will be seeing it tomorrow). The town is the location of the famous Wyatt Earp gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The street where the gunfight took place is now paved, and it is lined with touristy shops (nope – I didn’t buy anything). They stage a gun battle a couple of times a day, but we missed both of them. We spent most of the day very near the Mexican border, so it wasn’t much of a surprise that on the way back to the rig, we happened upon a border patrol roadblock. I was driving, so I asked Bill to take a picture of the patrol guys, but he wouldn’t do it (I guess he didn’t want to come across as geeky). Anyway, they took one look at us and the dogs, and decided that we probably hadn’t stashed anyone in the trunk, and they waved us on through.
We woke up this morning to rain, wind and cold (this is southern AZ, right?). The rain stopped by mid-morning, but the wind (35+ mph) and cold (50’s) has persisted. The air show is going on, but it’s too cold to sit outside, so we sat in our big driving chairs in the rig, and were able to see quite a bit of it. The Thunderbirds will probably start in an hour or so. In the meantime, we are in the laundry room, washing clothes and using the WIFI. I love technology! There is a sign in here that explains how to receive a text message from the washers and dryers you are using, telling you when your laundry is ready. What will they think of next?!!
We are staying here an extra day, so we can see the Tombstone movie set, and some of the local wildlife (scorpions, tarantulas, etc) tomorrow.