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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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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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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

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