Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tombstone, Arizona and the O.K. Corral

To break things up a bit on our drive from Texas to California, we decided to stop and do some sightseeing.  Our first sightseeing stop was Tombstone, Arizona. 

Tombstone was made famous by 1881’s Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, where lawmen Virgil, Morgan, and Wyatt Earp, aided by Doc Holliday killed cowboys Billy Clanton and Tom and Frank McLaury. 

We got old time photos taken of two uncooperative kids (I don’t have my scanner set up yet, so no pictures of that), went on a stagecoach ride around town learning a lot of the history of the gunfight and of the town itself, and we watched the reenactment of the famous O.K. Corral gunfight.  All of the families with young children were sat next to the exit in case the kids got upset.  A little boy sitting next to us had to leave, but Trenton and Charlotte did fine.  Trenton asked a few questions, but didn’t understand enough about what was going on to make answering them difficult.

It was a fun afternoon out and a much needed break from a long day of driving.  If only the interpreters had looked like Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer….

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