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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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Jan 20, 2014 - Another Long (for me in the 5th) Travel Day

Nothing exciting to report...just another 300+ mile trip across the bottom of New Mexico and entering the southern bottom of Arizona. There were a couple of times I thought I might witness something exciting with all the cop cars, but if it happened, I missed it. Tombstone was my destination and I'm parked in a not-so-nice RV park in town, but hopefully I'll have some excitement tomorrow. On this little adventure which started April 1, 2013, I've had tornado warnings, "severe" thunderstorm warnings, rain storms, ice storms and snow storms....

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Nov 9, 2013 - Sat.:Day 25

Nov. 9, 2013 - Day 25 Off to Tombstone & a day of fun. As we're travelling we see the mountains, the Cochise Stronghold Dragoon Mountains ; where this great Indian leader held out until 1872. Cochise managed to evade capture and continued his raids against white settlements and travelers while living in these mountains. Cochise was leader of the Chihuicahui local group of the Chokonen and principal chief of the Chokonen band of the Chiricahua Apache and the leader of an uprising that began in 1861. Cochise County, Arizona is named after...

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Nov 8, 2013 - Fri.:Day 24

Nov. 8, 2013 - Day 24 Off to Benson, AZ which is a hop, skip, & a jump down the road from Tombstone, AZ (30 mins.). Tombstone has been called "The Town Too Tough to Die", if I recall correctly. Tombstone was founded in 1877 by a prospector named Ed Schieffelin. Ed was staying at Camp Huachuca & during his time there he would venture out into the wilderness "looking for rocks", all the while ignoring the warnings he received from the soldiers at the camp. They would tell him, "Ed, the only stone you will find out there will be your...

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Oct 5, 2013 - Bisbee, AZ and Tombstone, AZ

Today, we drove to Bisbee, AZ. One of the reasons we wanted to visit Bisbee is to see the ton that is the setting for many novels written by the author J.A. Jance. Jance's main character in many of her novels is a female sheriff of Cochise County. Bisbee is the county seat of Cochise County. Bisbee was founded as a mining town (copper, gold, and silver) in 1880. The main attraction in town is the Copper Queen Mine. Started in 1915, the mine ceased active operations in the summer of 1975. The then mayor brought the idea of a mining tour as a...

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Where RV Now?

Apr 22, 2013 - The Good, The Bad and Tombstone

This day began with haircuts all around. I cut my own and Linda says it looks pretty darn good. She found a salon and paid to have hers cut and she says it's lousy. I think it looks good just because it's part of her. We're putting a pic in so you can be the judges. We spent some time in Tombstone historic district and found it totally commercialized with little history to be found. Never the less, we had a good day. Tomorrow is the day we've chosen to revisit the cactus so we're very hopeful of a more rewarding day. As I write this,...

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The Gypsy Whaylands

Feb 25, 2013 - Tombstone

Today we got on the road by 9 in the car for a day trip to Bisbee Arizona , near the Mexican border. It is a beautiful little old mining town that appears to have been taken over by people stuck in the 60s. Old hippie artisan everywhere. Shops with custom jewellery ,clothing Janice Joplin would have loved , antiques , and of course Arizona artifacts. There are coffee shops, restaurants , and museums. I did manage to upset Jo again by driving up a narrow winding road past mine openings and houses hanging over the edge. That is until a lady...

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Jan 24, 2013 - Tombstone, AZ

We have arrived at the famous old west town of Tombstone, Arizona. Arizona is going to be our last 'new' state for a while, because after this we will not leave it until April. We updated our little map of the US on the side of our camper. Tombstone prospered when silver was discovered in 1878 and then almost became a ghost town when the price of silver plummetted and the mines flooded 8 years later. Interest in the town was rekindled when Hollywood western movies became popular. Tombstone managed to preserve some of it's history because...

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Jan 23, 2013 - Tombstone Update 1

Headed to Tombstone yesterday morning with the first stop being 'Boot Hill' just outside of town. Built in 1882 in the shape of a Roman cross, the two-story Victorian structure once housed the offices of the sheriff, recorder, treasurer, board of supervisors, jail, and courtrooms of Cochise County. Today, the 12,000 square foot courthouse is a museum filled with the glitter and guns of those who tamed the territory. A little History Tombstone reached its pinnacle of riches and then faded, all within the short span of eight years. The...

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