Saturday, January 07, 2012
AUNT JEAN DOES TOMBSTONE
I think it was the least cold morning since we have been here and what a nice change that was from the usual gripping cold desert air.
Kelly talked with the Nurse Practitioner from the Tucson hospital this morning. She relayed and explained what the medical report meant after conferring with the Urologist. Bottom line……continue our travels but get the ball rolling for follow up tests regarding kidney and liver cysts as soon as we get back to Canada. Regarding the kidney stones….same advice. Enjoy our travels and keep our fingers crossed the big stone doesn’t move until we can get home and deal with it. Had we panicked and ran home 3 weeks ago we would now be sitting there in the rotten weather looking out the window on a cold gray landscape. Maybe these words will come back to bite me but in the meantime we have more country to see down here and more adventures to pursue. In one week’s time we will have the big wheels rolling westward-ho once again.
One of the places on Jean’s list to see was Tombstone so we saddled up and rode over there about 11 a.m. The town was beginning to stir with Stagecoach rides and wild west characters making their way about on the main street. Kelly asked a Stage driver where the best place to eat in town was and he steered us to the CRYSTAL PALACE SALOON.
CHECKING THE CRYSTAL PALACE’S MENU
The ladies both had pulled Pork but I had a Six Shooter for lunch. Anywhere but Tombstone the Six Shooter is commonly known as a BLT. You know, lettuce bacon, etc. Food was good but I had made the mistake of eating a big peanut butter and honey sandwich before we left so I wasn’t as hungry as I should have been.
A BIG OLD BAR FROM THE MID 1800’S
Kelly’s cell phone rang while we were just leaving the Crystal Palace & it was our insurance company calling to see how we were making out with my medical problem. Sounds like we have a pile of paper work headed our way.
IT WAS A LOOOOONG PHONE CALL
We browsed around on the wooden boardwalks soaking up the town’s ambience and walking the full length of Tombstone’s famous Allen street. Despite the commercial slant to the town, it is still Tombstone where a memorable part of the old wild west was played out. The Earp Brothers walked the very streets we did today and entered and exited some of the very same buildings. Say what you will about modern day Tombstone. The history is still there and hopefully will remain there forever.
WONDER IF JEAN WAS THINKING OF PICKING UP SOME AMMO
We were back at the Ranch by 2. The wind had picked up significantly buffeting the coach a bit. But, it wasn’t cold. Jean likes the passenger seat in our rig because it reclines. With the sun streaming in the big windshield making the coach toasty warm Jean wasn’t long in reclining the comfy seat for a big afternoon Siesta. With all that warmth beaming in I’ll bet she was dreaming of sunny warm Florida in no time.
OH OH, THIS COULD BE SERIOUS….AUNT JEAN MIGHT BE PACKING A DERRINGER IN THAT PURSE
WHAT!! POP AND CIGARETTES??
The Last Paragraph: Might want to have a look at Sue’s post over at BIG DAWG AND FREEWAY. Always enjoy a post with substance to it. A post that comes from the heart. If you are talking or writing to me with thoughts and feelings, then I am understanding you with the same…..thoughts and feelings.
MY BEST GUESS ID FOR THIS BIRD IS A LOGGER HEAD SHRIKE (CANON SX210 POINT & SHOOT)
GROANER’S CORNER:(( To help save the economy, the Government will announce next month that the Immigration Department will start deporting seniors (instead of illegals) in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs.
Older people are easier to catch and will not remember how to get back home.
-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
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