Thursday, January 27, 2011

{Last Road Trip of 2010}

David's parents are officially motorhomers.

Jim and Sandy took an inaugural road trip in "the Journey" to visit us in Phoenix. They
arrived a few days before Christmas, and we had a nice holiday. Two days after Christmas,
we piled into the RV and went on an adventure that took us to Tombstone, Arizona.

Tombstone is home to some real characters. People play dress up there everyday, said our
waitress the last night we were in town.

Take one of the guys who sat near us at dinner. He was probably 80, dressed entirely in
black including his chaps with mother-of-pearl-handled-pistols on each hip and spurs
coming off the back of his cowboy boots. He wore a black hat, carried cigarettes and had
a hell of a buzz, based on the slur in his speech and stammer in his step. That's just plain
good people watchin', if you ask me.

Being there was like taking a step back in time. Here are a few more photos from our visit ...

After Tombstone, we headed to Catalina State Park. What a beautiful corner of the world.
It rained long and hard that night, which meant we didn't spend much time at all outside
appreciating the view. It seemed like a real shame to miss it, but we found a fabulous
place to camp. I think David and I will go back on our own sometime.

It was cold that night, too. Fog and snow moved in just as we pulled out of the park. It was
wild to see snow on cactus as we made our way home.

In hindsight, that was a pretty cool way to spend the last few days of 2010 -- with a
road trip to see new things and new places in our beautiful state. I have my eyes on
a couple things I'd like to see in Arizona in 2011. How about you?


Anonymous said...

My parents are motorhomers too, they love it! What a great way to see new things and spend time with family. Looks like it was a great trip. We never went to Tombstone...thanks for sharing your trip with us. Have you been to the deer farm in Flagstaff? That was a fun trip we took once when we lived there. Denise

Unknown said...

Man, I totally want to be motorhomers someday. Would love to see this country on a big moving house! Love the pics!

JR said...

Your blog is interesting. I had the great pleasure of visiting him.
Best wishes

Kristi said...

Ahh, this post brought back memories of my own trips to Tombstone and camping in the Catalinas!