Saturday, February 9, 2008

Gunfight at the OK Corral

Where in the World are Keith and Kathy?

The morning after our visit to New Mexico's White Sands, we rolled westbound across the Rio Grand River, and on into Arizona. We stopped two nights at the SKP Saguaro Campground in Benson, AZ. This beautiful desert park is situated on an eastern facing slope, with a breathtaking view of the Dragoon Pass. Sign on the laundry room door says “Please keep door closed, as there are snakes in the area".

View from the Campground

The next morning we drove south to Tombstone, AZ, site of the gunfight at the OK corral. Celebration of this historic battle between the Earps and the Clantons seems to be the primary raison detre for this town. The main street of the old town is closed to cars, and horse drawn stagecoaches roll up and down the street. There is a museum at the OK Corral, and the gunfight is reenacted every day at 2pm. The good news is, we were there in the morning, so did not have to witness this spectacle. We did listen to an amusing demonstration of the game of Faroe by Doc Holliday. Photos of this entertainment may be seen at the end of this post.

Following this shtick we drove to a town name Sierra Vista, where we dined at a surprisingly good Korean restaurant. Kathy had ribs, while Keith had pan fried squid in hot sauce. Served on the side was the usual assortment of pickled veggies, including Kim chee, a signature Korean dish consisting of cabbage marinated in hot pepper and fish oil. Delicious! 3-1/2 Cows.

The next morning we raised anchor and motored northwest to Casa Grande, AZ, where we will camp for five nights at the Gypsy Journal Rally. The Gypsy Journal ( is a newsletter published bi-monthly by a wanderer/entrepeneur named Nick Russell, who travels around the country and writes about the places he visits. Keith devours every issue of this newsletter, and has been anxious to attend one of Nick’s rallies.

Stay tuned to learn all about it.

The Promise

The Reality - It's Manakins

Ticket to Ride

Amusing Faroe Demonstration by Doc Holliday

1 comment: said...

Too bad you missed the gunfight! That Doc Holiday wrote and directed it, and it shows at the OK Corral twice every day now! Well, You'll have to go back someday. Anyway, it's called "Tombstone's Main Event: A Tragedy at the OK Corral", and their website is