Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tombstone- the rest of the story

In March we visited Tombstone AZ, and we just had these photos developed this week. [Our camera battery died just as we got to town and we had to buy disposable cameras... whatever works, you know?]

We went to see the re-enactment of the gunfight at the OK Corral (above) next to the site of the original fight. We heard the "other side" of the Hollywood story, from the "cowboys" viewpoint. Interesting rendition and well acted. We particularly enjoyed the Doc Holiday actor, who was a great mimic of the Val Kilmer version.

In the above photo, through the gates of the theatre, you can see the "body doubles" of the Earps and Cowboys at nearly the same place the shootout occurred.

Enjoyable outing! SO glad we went!

After the show, we were able to get photos with the actors. Preacher is shown above with Morgan and Virgil Earp. Below, Barb is with Ike Clanton, the only cowboy to survive the shootout. Doesn't he look good for his age? (Just kidding!)

As we waited to take our western photo, SEEN HERE we spied the actors wandering the streets and hijacked them for a photo op! Here Virgil & Morgan Earp and Doc Holiday posed with Barb. (Morgan was such a gentleman, taking my arm like so!)

Before we left, Preacher posed with a dead man on the main strip and we thought of the Ezekial account of "Dem bones" gonna live! (Ezek. 37)

The day was a wonderful western romp! The old town is so well preserved and historical! Try to go when you can! Its a treat for all ages!


preacher said...

This was such a great place to visit. Hope we can do it again sometime. Those "actors" who portrayed the characters in the Gunfight at OK Corral were very authentic. It was like they stepped out of history into today.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an interesting way to spend a day. I would love to go visit AZ sometime, and experience the Old West. So glad that you and Daddy got a chance to go for a nice trip! These pictures turned out awesome for disposable camera!

Sally Ann said...

Heehee! Looks like you had fun! Maybe I will get to go someday! Glad you got to do that.

Alice said...

How fun!!!