Friday, May 29, 2020

Gunfighters and Ghosts

With the entire world closed, it looks like it may be awhile before I can do any traveling. With that in mind, I’m re-posting from my original blog. This section follows me and my son's trip from California to Washington DC for a temporary assignment. 

Day 2:

This morning we were up early and on the road around 7 am. We started down the 10 freeway and made a detour to Tombstone. Now, anyone who has ever met me should know my fascination with the “Town to Tough to Die.” When we got there it was still early and very few of the shops were open. Turns out there is only one gunfight each day at the OK Corral, and it’s not until 2 pm. So we shot a few pictures and headed over to Bisbee.
The Famous Bird Cage Theatre

The Office of the Local Newspaper, the Tombstone Epitaph

I had driven past Bisbee 20 years ago when I was stationed at Fort Huachuca. Didn’t stop, but I really liked the way the town was built into a ravine. Today I wanted to go into the town and see the Copper Queen Hotel. The Copper Queen was featured on a episode of “Ghost Hunters” one of my favorite shows. Only got to see the lobby, the folks working didn’t seem too friendly, so we left.

The Town of Bisbee Arizona
The Haunted Copper Queen Hotel.
Spent the rest of the day driving to Roswell, New Mexico. Got here about 9 pm, hope to spend a little time looking around before heading to San Antonio tomorrow.

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