Tombstone Arizona March 2017
Another wonderful season of enjoying retirement part-time in Phoenix, is wrapping up. I am starting to pack up and begin my annual “How am I going to fit all this stuff in my little car” routine. Yikes, I was doing so well until I booked that “I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it” cruise of the British Isles for this summer. It didn’t help that my favorite store that carries wonderful cruisewear has decided to go exclusively “online” and close all its’ stores. Now I have more cruise wear than the airline will allow me to take and some of it will have to be stuffed in the glove compartment, just to get it home.
One of the many great things I was able to do while in Phoenix, was to go with Sandra on a ROAD TRIP to Tombstone Arizona. That was a bucket list thing for me, as my whole family were fans of the classic western when I was growing up. Somehow I had it in my head that the OK Corral was this huge place, with wagons to hide behind and windows to fall out of. Nope, all the participants stood facing each other with only a few feet between them. In spite of the close proximity, Wyatt Earp was not shot. Only the bad guys got killed (that day anyway). Anyway, the whole town is a hoot, and Sandra and I thoroughly enjoyed going back in time.
We took in a reenactment of the Shootout at the OK Corral. I don’t know where they got the actors but they were exceptional at least in their physical appearance. The Earp brothers looked exactly like the historical pictures and the actor who played Doc Holiday was pencil thin. Doc Holiday was often described as emaciated (enjoyed taking self prescribed drugs too much, I hear).
I took a lot of pictures of the shootout and it was hard to choose a few for a layout, but here is what I chose: