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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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Nov 1, 2012 - Tombstone

Tombstone. We took a day and drove the scenic 70 miles to Tombstone. We had lunch at the (famed) Crystal Palace Saloon. We visited the historic offices of the Tombstone Epitaph - the town newspaper begun in the 19th century (and still printing today). We visited the historic Courthouse (and jail), which holds a rich collection of artifacts. This State Park Museum was on the list of state sites to be closed, but fortunately, the Chamber of Commerce took it over. It would have been a travesty had that building and its contents been left to...

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Apr 22, 2012 - Tombstone, AZ

Avec une temperature pres des 40 Celcius, nous avons visite Tombstone "Town too tough too die". Ayant brulee deux fois, les mines inondees par les rivieres souterraines, cette ville etait du a s'eteindre tranquillement et etre oublie de l'histoire. Mais non, elle survit encore tres bien. Pas exactement a ce qu'on s'attendait. Les rues sont paves et le tout est etabli pour amuser et instruire les touristes. On a beaucoup apprecie le Diaporama qui a explique les origines et histoires de la ville et ses regions avoisinantes. Naturellement la...

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Apr 2, 2012 - Fort Huachuca and Sierra Vista

Howdy partners, Well our weather here was somewhat cool 60 with winds gusts to 45! So we changes our other planned outing. We headed for the city of Sierra Vista (about 20 miles from our RV park) to get some food supplies and Bob needed to do his routine blood work. With that done we discovered the Elks Lodge and stopped by for a visit. It worked out that were right next to Fort Huachuca Army base which has a museum. This fort dates back to March 1877 as a temporary camp as its location was so well situated along Chiricahua Apache excape...

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Schrams on the road

Apr 1, 2012 - Tombstone updated

Howdy, See below of update Yesterday we arrived here in Huachuca City at least that is the address. But we seem to be in the middle of no man's land. Were about 10 mile north of Tombstone. We will be here for a week or a few more days. There is a lot to see here. We at 4,000 ft and the RV park is very nice. Beautiful views of the mountains all around us. So today we need to get the lay of the land (find our way around). We have visited Tombstone before about 13 years ago with Ron and Ria. Brenda let your dad know were here again. Anyways...

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Schrams on the road

Mar 30, 2012 - Angels in Heaven

This is so beautiful and is dedicated to those who have lost loved ones, some that have been so close to your heart and some that have been with you only a short time. "I cried when you passed away I still do today Although I love you dearly I couldn't make you stay A golden heart stopped beating Hard working hands at rest God broke my heart To prove to me, he only takes the best" author unknown

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Yippee Tyo's!

Mar 30, 2012 - Tombstone, Arizona

We pulled into the parking lot at Walmart in the town of Benson. While walking back to the coach with our groceries we notice a "No over night parking" sign. Al went back to the store to speak to the manger to see if we could stay the night or not. Well, Walmart didn't care if we parked over night but it was in fact the city by-law and we would be subject to a fine and or a tow. There was a RV park just across the road, we went to inquire and of course the coach was too big for their sites but lucky for us Al spotted this little Red Bar way...

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Mar 29, 2012 - Dentist and Tombstone

We moved from Casa Grande to Tombstone today. We are staying at the Tombstone Territories RV Park between Huachuca and Tombstone in the middle of the desert…seriously, there is nothing around us. All the RV sights are pull through (John’s favorite, hates to back in) with a picnic table, concrete patio and the best views of Cochise Stronghold and the Dragoon Mountains. Cable T.V….be still my heart, and a pool. All the comforts of home. We went to Sierra Vista to their Thursday afternoon Market. They had tons of food, but we were trying to be...

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Yippee Tyo's!

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