Bucket List Trip: Tombstone Edition

After two weeks are traveling the country while spending countless hours behind a camera I finally got a short vacation. If you were to ask me what my favorite western movie is I wouldn’t hesitate to answer, Tombstone. I can even annoy the whole family with quoting the entire movie. While I was in Arizona I decided to plan a trip to visit the famous cowboy mining town of Tombstone, Az.

The bull fighter picked me up and we headed south admiring the saguaros and the impressive rocky hill sides. We arrived in the old town while it was dark which made it that much more exciting when we got up in the morning. The only plan I had was to see the town which meant we didn’t know the main drag of Allen Street doesn’t open until 10 am.

We ventured over to Boot Hill Cemetery where we saw many old graves from tragic accidents to shootout victims. Once we wrapped our trek around there we headed back to the Allen Street where we saw the Earp’s and Doc Holliday in the street. Of course I got a photo with them and we headed in to see the reenactment. I will say this was not for the western history lover but for the tourists who want to see the old west.

We had a nice lunch over at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon. There was very cool replica stain glass and live music. From there we found a map and planned out the rest of our day. I had to see the haunted museum, which was not spooky. From there we headed over to our favorite of the trip, The Bird Cage Theatre. This is the only building that is still original and has survived the multiple fires Tombstone has faced.

We saw some very cool museums from the court house to the newspaper. After trekking around the town in 100 degree heat we headed back to the hotel for a quick nap then we went out to dinner at the Longhorn Restaurant.

I am so glad we made the trek down and had a little fun getting to be tourists. Here are some cell phone photos from the trip. Stay tuned for the next adventure!

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