Tombstone Diary: Saturday, April 11, 2015:
Gunfight at OK Corral (1957) / Frankie Laine
I came to Tombstone with the attitude that “whatever’s there, I’m going to enjoy it”. I surely expected a degree of tackiness – but I also looked forward to a degree of the Historic Tombstone …
We’ll see …
Saturday, April 11, 2015: A beautiful day. Going to be about 80 F. With clear blue skies. Shouldn’t burn my delicate Alberta skin.
But first, of course, we get lost. Took a wrong turn in the desert.
No sweat. I’m enjoying the scenery.
Then ! a sign …
Yep … this must be the way …
We ride into Tombstone at about 10 a.m.
“Tombstone City Limit” – Sure, it could use some paint, but at least there’s no bullet holes.
Wow! … lots of people in town. Something is going on. ? I see some costumed kids dancing in the street …
Seems we’ve arrived on the Tombstone Rose Festival !
Tombstone Rose Festival:
“Celebrating the 130th Blooming of the “World’s Largest Rose Tree”.
Events included the Rose Tree Parade, Rose Queen Coronation, Pet Parade,
Folklorico Dancers and the Nogales Arizona Mariachi Apache Band
and much more.”
There’s also a Corvette Stingray rally as part of the festival.
I coulda taken a dozen pics of these beautiful Rays’.
But that’s not why we came.
We find a parking spot … jump out …
First thing we see is a bunch of wagon wheels behind a building.
We think this is interesting. ? *click click*
Walking around the corner and Rose gets right into it …
Snaps a nice shot of some folks in Western attire.
Sign on door says: “Through these doors have passed some the most famous characters of Western history”
Sign on the wall says:
We find we’re standing right in front of the famous Bird Cage Theatre !
– blog buddy Rick (Surrounded by Imbeciles: https://surroundedbyimbeciles.wordpress.com/)
had recommended this to us!
Sign outside of the Bird Cage:
Curly and Fred get immortalized.
Inside the Bird Cage