After spending the previous day relaxing in the pool after our long haul flight!
(OK so it was about 2½ hours)
we decided to head off to Tombstone.
The legendary town of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday.
It wasn't quite what I expected. It was tiny.
It always seemed so much bigger in the movies.
But Big Nose Kate had a saloon
and there was a gunfight at the OK Corral.
Who knew that on 26 October 1881 a gunflight, lasting all of 30 seconds, would still be famous all those years later?
A flight between the Lawmen. The Earp brothers,
Morgan, Virgil and Wyatt and their friend Doc Holliday.
and those pesky varmit, The Cowboys
Billy Clairborne, Ike & Billy Clanton and Tom & Frank McLaury.
A shootout that didn't become well known until 2 years after Wyatt Earp's death in 1929.
It was very entertaining if a little short and a lot too hot.
So hot in fact I had to go and purchase myself a new bonnet.
The main street was almost deserted apart from an old stage coach and a few shops.
One of which was a shooting gallery and the Not a Teenager had to have a go.
He got six shots at the man size target.
and he didn't do too badly. I have to say he's looking a bit of a Red Neck in that pose!
Apologies to any Red Necks out there J
A brilliant start to the holiday.
Back to the pool for a dip and a glass of wine.