Arizona Holiday … Day 2 … Tombstone Part 1

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 …

Tombstone badge 2

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 …

Tombstone Sign
Yep … this must be the way …

We ride into Tombstone at about 10 a.m.

Tombstone Sign 2
“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 …

Tombstone street fair

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.”

Amazing !

There’s also a Corvette Stingray rally as part of the festival.

Tombstone Stingray

I coulda taken a dozen pics of these beautiful Rays’.

But that’s not why we came.

Tombstone badge 2

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*

Tombstone wheels

Tombstone wheels 2

Tombstone badge 2

Walking around the corner and Rose gets right into it …
Snaps a nice shot of some folks in Western attire.

Outside the Birdcage
Sign on door says: “Through these doors have passed some the most famous characters of Western history” 

Sign on the wall says:

Sign on the Birdcage

 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! 

Birdcage fake

Sign outside of the Bird Cage:

sign outside Birdcage
Curly and Fred get immortalized.

 Next up:

Inside the Bird Cage 

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4 thoughts on “Arizona Holiday … Day 2 … Tombstone Part 1”

    1. Only one day was scorching. 87 F. This is a mild day for folks around Tucson, but for me it’s a danger: sunburn or sun stroke. Ever had sunstroke? I have. That thing can kill ya. We lathered up on 70 grade sunscreen. But only one day was like that – the rest of the time is was perfect – except for one rain day. Pretty good.

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