July 14, 2008

Road Trip to Tucson and Tombstone

Well everyone, I hope you had a good weekend. I ended up heading south to Tuscon this weekend to do some more exploring.

Tucson, Arizona

We did not spend much time in Tucson, but instead drove through it. I was surprised at the size of the downtown district as it felt like it was almost as big as Phoenix.

The city looks a lot like Phoenix, but still has a few small differences such as Mt. Lemmon. It is much higher in elevation than any of the mountains in the Phoenix area.

Tombstone, Arizona

We also drove south of Tuscon to check out Tombstone, Arizona.

Tombstone was a famous mining town back in the late 1800’s. It was also the home to a famous gunfight outside the OK Corral. Here are a few pictures I took while walking around Tombstone: (Click to Enlarge)

Me At Tombstone, Arizona

Big Nose Kates - Tombstone

Beer at Big Nose Kates - Tombstone

Tombstone, Arizona

As you can see, the city still has a feel of the late 1800’s. A lot of buildings look old, but at the same time a lot have been restored. Even Bank of America has a building there.The road is dirt, which I later found was actually concrete with dirt over the top. Nonetheless it still makes it feel authentic. There are a lot of old style saloons there, including Big Nose Kate’s where I ate lunch and had a big ol’ beer.

Overall, the city was cool to see but definitly not something I would go back to. However, I am looking to rent the movie “Tombstone” so I can learn a little more about the city and the gunfight that took place there.

Trip Comes To An End

The trip was short, but I still managed to see some cool things and learn about an old mining town. At this point, I feel that I am almost done with sight seeing in Arizona. There are only a few things left that I want to see here.

But don’t worry, there are plenty of adventures to come…

2 thoughts on “Road Trip to Tucson and Tombstone

    1. Jeremy

      It seems you’ve had a really good time in Tucson. I had a great time when I was there, too, staying in one of the Tucson hotels . Next time I suggest you go and see Sentinel Peak. The view is very beautiful.


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