Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Saguaro National Park and Tombstone

Howdy Pardners,

We started our day going through Saguaro National Park which consists of rolling hills covered with various types of cacti. A half mile trip through it would have been more than sufficient but the trail was a one way trail and we were trapped. It was interesting but not my cup of tea. I've had an aversion to cactus ever since I had the "incident". Nuff said.

We have been looking for a "western" town and finally found the closest we will probably get. Tombstone, AZ (as in the movie, Tombstone). It is a restored old west town, famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral in 1881, which is reenacted at 2 PM every day, exactly 45 min prior to our arrival. (Darn that cactus park!) We had seen the Boothill Graveyard where many of those killed in that gunfight were buried. We saw a few of the cowboys who had been in the reenactment, including US Marshal Wyatt Earp, with whom we had our pictures taken. We also ate in Big Nose Kate's Saloon, a rather raucous looking place. Big Nose Kate was a girlfriend of Doc Holiday along with multiple other men, if you know what I mean.

On our way out of Tombstone, we were stopped by the Border Patrol. He saw that Mike K had on a Marshall hat and commented about Randy Moss. Go Herd!

Traveling through New Mexico tomorrow. Not sure what where, though!! Story of our trip!


  1. Tomorrow is October 08. Your plea was heard by the person with the "controlling vote" (under muffled objections by the "other" committee member.) The 4Amigo's case has been granted a "continuance" until October 12
    by "she who must be obeyed!" (you know who that is....don't you?)

  2. P.S. (At least you know we are following the 4Amigos Western [now Eastward] Adventure!) Sounds like you guys are really having a blast! An "Incident" with a cactus?