Summer 2016 Pt 4

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.
Hmmmmm!!


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.



Comments

  1. I think I would have opted for the pool rather than the gun battle (col). Lovely to have such a private setting.

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