Day 14 - Tucson & Tombstone AZ
Trip Start Sep 19, 2007
18Trip End Oct 06, 2007
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Temp: 84 ºF
Accommodation: Hampton Inn
Today we are driving to Tombstone AZ
We stopped at Benson & have breakfast at the Horseshoe Café - the peppered bacon was great. The Cinnamon bun was not as good as the guide book said - later found out that the lady that used to make the awesome giant kind left.
The town of Tombstone AZ was knows as 'The Town too Tough to Die'. The historic part are closed to traffic. It looked pretty much like an old western movie set. Dirt street, old buildings, horse drawn carriage goes by, actors dressed up in old western costumes roam around.
We went to the re- enactment of the gun fight at the OK Corral - where the famous gun fight took place between the Earps brother (Wyatt, Virgil & Morgen ) and friend Doc Holliday fought the Clantons and McLaurysTombstone (Kurt Russel, Val Kilmer) before the trip to know about the story. The ticket included a historama of the town, the reenactment & a news paper of the event.
OK OK it was for the dumb tourist but it was still fun.
We then drove the the famous Boothill Graveyard to look around. Started to rain a bit so we decided to drive south to a town called Bisbee. According to the guide book it is full of artists & gallery. Got there and it is just OK (after Sante Fe, this is very small artist town).
The town used to be big on mining. The whole town is built on a hill, a lot of buildings look like they are about to fall off..
Drove back to Tucson, have dinner at Guillermos Double L Restaurant in South Tucson - Sonoran style Mexican food. Very good. I had the 'flat' Enchiladas with BBQ shredded beef - 'flat' is like open sandwich, not rolled up.