Sunday, November 24, 2013

Kartchner Caverns State Park, Day 4 & Tombstone, AZ

Tombstone, AZ

Sunday, November 24, 2013, Kartchner Caverns State Park, Day 4 & Tombstone, AZ - 0 miles, 4,401.6 For the Trip

The sunset tried last night, but never turned into anything. I included a photo mostly to show the view out my front window. The park overlooks what would be called a "Park" in Colorado. Don't know what it is called in Arizona, but it is a large flat area surrounded by mountains & hills. It rained off and on during the early evening, but stopped after dark. It did get cold - down to 40°F. I suspect it will be colder tonight since at 4:00PM it is already down to 48°F.

After breakfast and reading the Sunday Post Standard (my local paper) on my iPad, I decided it was time for a shower. I'd been putting it off since the temperature in the men's restroom was quite cold. The family restroom was about 10 degrees warmer, so, feeling a little guilty, but warmer, took a shower there. At least the hot water was hot!

Since the rain stopped, I decided to play tourist. First I headed for Fort Huachuca near Sierra Vista. Not what I expected - it is a huge, active military base. I finally found the museums, but they were closed on weekends. So, after driving around I headed to Tombstone. That is a real tourist trap! Lots of actors in the streets, storefronts, and the usual shops selling "stuff". I watched one reenactment of a bar fight, then headed to the courthouse museum. It was OK, although I suspect the main attraction of the town is the gunfights in the streets. More photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

After that it was back to the campground. Dinner will be a Bubba Burger & rice. While I have some chicken left over, I'm going to toss it - two days is enough!

Until Next Time -


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  2. When I lived in Tucson (1978-88) my hiking partner referred to the little parks as "Cienegas." Where I am now (Northern Utah) they are usually called meadows.

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