🎬 Tombstone Arizona with Doc Holliday

Doc Holliday and the Boys
Cue the Spaghetti Western music and tumbling tumbleweeds . . . Tombstone was high on my bucket list of places to visit, and since we didn't get to see it on our Christmas Canyon trip or our Monument Valley trip, we made sure we went this time. It did not disappoint! I am a junkie when it comes to the Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton Tombstone movie version, and as I walked up the road to the main street in Tombstone, Arizona, I believe I got chills. It was as if I was walking onto the film lot, but then I had to correct myself and say, "this is the actual Tombstone, not a movie set!"

Big Nose Kate's Saloon
To make the experience even richer, the day we were there, it was the first return of Vigilante Days (since the pandemic) and it was glorious!! Vigilante Days commemorates a part of Tombstone's unique heritage with fantastic folks dressed in period clothing, gunfight reenactments, street entertainment, gunfight competitions, hangings and more. I just stood there on the side of the street just outside Big Nose Kate's Saloon, watching passers-by, eyeing the gentlemen in their suits with bowler hats, women in their Victorian bustles and ladies in their saloon dresses . . . fantastic! I couldn't help imagining myself there, back in 1880's . . . then our table was called for lunch and went inside for a Reuben and ice cold beer. Ha! 

Tombstone Signage
I would highly recommend a step back into history and a stop in Tombstone if you're headed to the High Desert in Southern Arizona. Take in the OK Corral gunfight, tour the "haunted" Bird Cage Theater and simply sit, look and listen to the whispers of all who have passed by.