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Feb 9, 2015 - Tombstone Arizona

Moving day, time to head for Tombstone AZ for a couple of days. This will be the longest drive for us at 300 miles, but we will still get there around 2:30 pm. The drive will be on I-10 most of the way which is nice and flat with great roads. We did go thru a Border Patrol check point on I-10 where all lanes feed thru the check station. They only asked us how many people in the motorhome, which was only 2 so we got a pass. The guy in a SUV ahead of us got pulled over to the inspection lanes, sure wouldn’t want to be him. Stopped at a...

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2015 Westward Ho

Jan 31, 2015 - Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area & Historic Fairbank

On Thursday morning (1/27) we set out for Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area ( approx. 22 miles southeast of Tombstone, Az). There were 8 of us from the RV Park that caravaned down to the area. We went down to walk through the wetlands & to view the Sand Hill Cranes. The Cranes roost in the area at night & leave during the day to feed, they then return in the late afternoon. They sometimes return in the thousands, one year the count was estimated to be around 28,000 birds. There wasn't near that on Thursday, but it was still impressive. Before...

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Pete & Jan's Travels

Jan 22, 2015 - The Wild West

Today we woke up to snow and ice and 25mph winds. This is probably the worst weather we have had since leaving home. We were still able to head west (east I 10 was closed to traffic due to snow) We crossed into Arizona!. After setting up camp we drove into Tombstone for a little sightseeing. The town was started in 1877 when silver was discovered and mining began.Some of their more notable residents included Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. A lot of the original buildings still remain and they try to keep the old western flare.

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Apr 18, 2014 - Tombstone, Arizona

Instead of going to our scheduled stop of Saguaro National Park we took an unplanned detour to go to Tombstone, AZ. Very happy we did! Tombstone was one of the last frontier boomtowns and I think maybe arguably one of the most famous because of its inhabitants such as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the shoot out at the OK Corral. More historical info on Tombstone here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombstone,_Arizona Tombstone was a tough mining town. Many of the original buildings are still standing from the late 1800s. We went to watch a...

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2014 Southwest Trip

Apr 7, 2014 - Tombstone, AZ

We stopped here in tombstone to see this historical area Historic Tombstone, AZ For more information use this link Wikipedia While visiting Old Town Tombstone we attended a Shootout at Doc Holliday's Gunfight Palace it was interesting and well done. We also visited the The Tombstone Cemetery.

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Mar 30, 2014 - Tombstone, AZ

It appears that here weather is the same every day, warm and windy. Since mornings are cooler we do our touring in these hours. Today we drove to Tombstone which is an example of the 1880 western heritage. Tombstone is kept as authentic as it was 100 yrs ago. We watched a show which was a re-enactment of the a western gun battle with a comedy twist, we had a great time but we did not eat in any local eateries because we want to have a Vietnamese for lunch. Afternoon is siesta time, too hot to do anything .

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Our trips

Mar 4, 2014 - Silver City, NM and Tombstone, AZ

Awoke to a beautiful sunrise over the distant mountains this morning. First stop was up the road not too far to a place called the City of Rocks. It is hard to describe, but it consists of large sculptured rock formations in the shape of pinnacles or boulders rising as high as 40 feet. Then we drove to Silver City and on the Trail of the Mountain Spirits as we wanted to see the Gila Cliff Dwellings. The sign pointing to them did not have how many miles it would be. Well, it was one winding road uphill through the mountains. We thought it...

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Feb 24, 2014 - Tombstone Territories

After talking with the Tombstone Quilters, I learned of a quilt show in nearby Sierra Vista over the weekend. It was housed in the local high school. Oh My Goodness, that high school was beautiful! It had a unique architecture with sculpture and lovely stonework. It was a great backdrop for a quilt show. I took lots of pictures...the quality was great. There were antique quilts, modern art quilts and traditional quilts. I wanted to share just a few of my favorites. Two sisters bought a book with a collection of 100-6 inch blocks. One...

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Gulliver's Travels

Feb 24, 2014 - People are dying to get out

Feb 24 - Monday We took a short drive(45 mins) over to Tombstone, Arizona. The old western town which is know for the gun fight at the OK Corral. But also was the largest silver producer from 2 mines.The towns main street street looks virtually like the old west. There has been many movies film here, too many to list. In the Bird Cage Theater, a well know building that had entertainment, bar, upstairs where ladies would entertain men. And of course the longest poker game in history, 8 years and a bit,(located in the basement dirt floor. If...

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Feb 20, 2014 - Texas Escape!

After 18 days, we left El Paso with a new refrigerator. We slipped across New Mexico and landed in southern Arizona about 10 miles from Tombstone. We had spend more than 3 months in Texas! We are staying at a lovely RV Park known as Tombstone Territories. It is so quiet and restful. There is a lot to see as well. The downside...I have to take my computer into the clubhouse to get internet. There is no reliable Verizon signal. I can live with that for a couple weeks. One thing about this park is the number of snowbirds and ATV type vehicles....

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Gulliver's Travels

Feb 4, 2014 - Tombstone

We spent a couple days house hunting with Susan, looking at ones that she had seen online. It was interesting to see the different builders and what they had to offer in her price range. Pretty nice and mostly new. Today we picked up Susan and wanted to show her the Chiracawa National Monument (we had seen years ago), but then we realized it was a 2 hour drive from here. We decided not today and went to Tombstone instead. We had been to Tombstone several years ago but it was still interesting to walk around on the wooden boardwalks and...

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Jan 21, 2014 - What a Great Day!

Today was a super day. Just my kind of day...lots of cowboys, shoot-em-ups and graveyards. Goodness, maybe there's something wrong with me! I like lots of other things too, you know, even ballet and Beethoven and art museums. But I'll tell you, I sure liked today. I began the day by treating myself to breakfast at the little dining room here at the park. First breakfast out on this trip...the trip that began April 1, 2013! Then, I drove four blocks south and parked my truck. It was a cool day and Hunter is happy to be in the truck. I leave...

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