Monday, September 28, 2009


As part of the whole Mom Move, her car needed to be sold. Get this! A 1994 Chevy Corsica, with 21,000 miles on it! BUT, what we found out when Hubby's nephew came down to buy it, the front brakes were paper thin! Remember, it was owned by a little old lady who, evidently, rode the brakes! The car hasn't been driven in at least two years, sitting in a hot garage, but everything else was perfect on it. Well, the tires were 15 years old, still looked great, but they do age, and had to be replaced.

His nephew is ecstatic, and I am so happy for him to have it!

While it was at the mechanic's place today, we took a little drive over to Tombstone. We take everybody there. It is full of tourist shops, but if you know any of the history, and you can imagine what really took place there, it is quite interesting.

It's the home of the Earp brothers, Wyatt, Morgan, and a couple more. And the OK Corral. Remember the shoot out?

Big Nose Kate's Saloon is chalk full of memorobilia, music, and many real life characters!

The Crystal Palace is where Wyatt Earp used to deal Farro, a card game back in the day!
This fellow lost the draw!
After several fires, The Bird Cage Theater is the only original building left in Tombstone.
It was a gambling parlor, a bar, and a brothel. It still has original bullet holes and original fixtures. The actual bar itself was sent over from Europe on a ship and sits in the front of the building today.

If you ever think about visiting, I highly recommend the book, The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp, by Casey Tefertiller. It is an amazing story of the American west.

I have so enjoyed the visit of Hubby's wife & nephew! It's been years since I've seen them, and I am especially happy to get to know Cody as an adult. BTW, I am very impressed!!!


Cynthia L. H. said...

What a wonderful tour!
Thank you.

Simply Heather said...

That car looks like new...and only with the need of new brakes? Awesome!

Your photos are great, Lisa...what fun to share in the adventure through them :)

Scriptor Senex said...

Fascinating post. I wonder why Theatre is spelled the British way?

septembermom said...

Check out that skeletal cowpoke! Happy about the car. I'm sure he'll enjoy it for years! Hopefully :)

Great photos!!

Jen said...

What a cool little town. Great photos!

prashant said...

That car looks like new...and only with the need of new brakes? Awesome!
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Max-e said...

These photos are so cool. I grew up on western movies and books and will never miss a good western if I can help it. I will certainly get hold of the book you recommend.

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