I'm back from sunny Arizona! My parents moved there about 10 years ago and we go there most Spring Break for a visit (we missed last year because of my husband's work schedule), because there is no place lovelier in March than Arizona--especially when you come from the rainy Pacific Northwest.
When we visit, the hubs and I usually take the kids out for an outing each day so my parents can have a break! Our first day trip this time was to Tombstone. We had gone before and, honestly, it isn't my favorite place. I spent 4 years at school in Williamsburg and, when it comes to historical preservation/recreation, no place does it better than Colonial Williamsburg. Because of that, I have a very high standard for such places and Tombstone is far too touristy to measure up. However, I was game for it only because I have a book to read and review coming up set in Tombstone and I thought it would be a good opportunity to get me in the mood (the book is Last Woman Standing and the review will be up on 7/20).
So, here are a few pics of our trip...
|Boothill is probably one of the best places to visit in Tombstone. Here is my daughter, standing by the grave of Tombstone's most notorious prostitute. Ahhhh, vacation memories.|
|Tombstone is, of course, famous for the shootout at the OK Corral...and here are some of the participants!|
|And here is the "trunk" of the rose tree...with my son to show you how big it is!|