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Published: March 20th 2020
blog 03-14-20 Pat's Birthday!
I woke up positively freezing. It was 48 inside the camper and 41 outside, a real frosty morning. The joys of not having electric for the small heater and the propane heater on the blink. The sky however was clear and that bright AZ sun had it almost toasty inside before too long.
After coffee and a brief walk for Watson a member of the welcoming committee came by to welcome me to the park and tell me what was going on for the weekend. There was a scavenger hunt using the golf carts, and a pool tournament and a cook-out in the afternoon followed by a cowboy shoot-out courtesy of the actors from Tombstone. All for $5.00, how could I pass that up.
I packed up Watson and we headed for Tombstone to see what king of trouble we could get into. It was a 1/2 hr drive on a 2 lane 65 mph country road. We were lucky enough to find a parking place and proceeded to peruse the dens of evil that were once the 75 saloons and brothels that made up the town. Several people were dressed in period costume
and cowboys directing you to the next shoot out. I stopped and talked to the characters several times and they were a hoot.
Then there were a few gunshots. Watson totally freaked out, tail tucked and low crawl as fast as he could drag me back to the car. There was no calming him down so I just gave up and took him home. Little did he know there was going to be a repeat performance that night at home.
I tried to do a little blogging but then it was time to head for the cookout, couldn't be late, so I grabbed my drink and chair and headed for the park. About 1/2 way there a fellow stopped in a golf cart and asked if I'd like a ride. At my age if a stranger asks you to come for a ride, you go.
There were already about 150 people there and they were proclaiming the winners of the golf cart scavenger hunt then it was time to like up for your dinner, hamburger/hot dog, cole slaw, baked beans and salad, a very nice spread.
They sold 246 tickets for $5.00 each and by the
time all the dinners were served it was getting dark and we had to get the gun fight in yet.
There was Doc Holiday, Bat Masterson, Wyatt, Virgil and Erp and 5 bad guys, we had to boo for them and yeh for the good guys. It was explained that the guns were real but they were using blanks but they still packed a recoil.
We all played our parts and had a really good time being entertained by the boys from yesterday.
On my way home I took a picture of the distant mountains aflame with the setting sun.
I watched about 2 hrs of tv on the batteries and snuggled into bed with an extra blanket.
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