Arizona Holiday: Day 2: Tombstone Diary: On the street

27 Apr

Tombstone Diary: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Downtown Tombstone is mainly 2 streets and 500 saloons.
Just kidding – there’s 3 streets.
In it’s heyday Tombstone had “110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, and numerous dancing halls and brothels”.

Today’s Map of Tombstone: Hope you can read the print.

Downtown Tombstone Map

Tombstone badge 2

Rose and I exit the The Bird Cage into bright sunlight. It’s a beautiful day.

Downtown Tombstone cowboys

Downtown Tombstone sign board

Lots of things to see in Tombstone

We head for a shop across the street …
But we get far before we’re bushwhacked by this guy:

Dirty Dingus

Dirty Dingus is big and mean lookin’ and smooth talks us into going into
The Gunfight Palace
A place where they do “Famous Gunfight Re-enactments”.

I don’t really want to go in, but Rose is already buying the tickets.

So … in we go.

After the Intro we get down to business …

Downtown Tombstone 1

Downtown Tombstone card game

Downtown Tombstone card game 2

*Bang Bang* !!

Downtown Tombstone card game 3

Uh huh …

We toss a couple of nuggets into the spittoon
and head back to the street.

Tombstone badge 2

Hey ! There goes the stage …

Nice looking rig.

Stage 1

Downtown Tombstone Haunted Hotel

Downtown Tombstone Haunted Hotel 2

Time for some shopping.

Replica Guns for sale
More replica guns

Downtown Tombstone

Downtown Tombstone knives
Can’t afford a gun? Try a knife.

Downtown Tombstone Crystal Palace

Stage 2

Tombstone Visitors Centre
Tombstone Visitors Center

Next:
Downtown Tombstone:
Big Nose Kate’s

7 Responses to “Arizona Holiday: Day 2: Tombstone Diary: On the street”

  1. Cindy Bruchman April 27, 2015 at 6:01 am #

    Very nice! Looks like you two are having a great time. Enjoy the sunshine 🙂

    • jcalberta April 27, 2015 at 11:08 am #

      We had a wonderful time … heading for Big Nose Kate’s next !!

  2. Rick April 27, 2015 at 8:20 am #

    Did you buy any good souvenirs?

    • jcalberta April 27, 2015 at 11:12 am #

      I bot a nice jigger for my rot gut – a Tombstone coffee mug – a Tombstone sweatshirt – a beautiful gem for some friends – some unique glazed pottery – and a few other things – all from downtown Tombstone. It was a great time and thanks for your suggestions – especially The Bird Cage, which I may well have missed out on if you hadn’t mentioned it.

      • Rick April 27, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

        You’re welcome.

  3. Marilyn Armstrong April 27, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    We’ll have to go back sometime IN season. It was very quiet — and nearly empty — when we were there. It was incredibly hot and the horse looked dispirited. The people weren’t moving much, either.

    • jcalberta April 27, 2015 at 11:15 am #

      As you well know it gets unbelievably scorching in Arizona – and then you can’t do anything – can’t enjoy anything. We only had one day like that – 87 F – which is considered mild by Arizonans – the rest of time it was perfect (except for one day it rained all day)??? That day we went to the Caves.

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