Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Who knew??

In between the city of Las Vegas and the city of North Las Vegas is....wait for it....an Indian Reservation.




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This is the Paiute Tribe.
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Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Silver Nugget

Who can go to Tombstone and not hang out in the bar?? Not us anyways. We went to the Silver Nugget to hang out and, as luck would have it, it was karaoke night!

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This is Luigi and Bucky singing karaoke. They were some real characters. We had a great time hanging out with them and after a few minuets(and a few drinks) we felt like we knew them for years.

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This couple on stage singing were simply amazing.

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This is Tom and Tammy. Tammy is married to Luigi.

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This gentleman got up and sung a love song to his wife. He was a great singer too.

IMG_6082The man singing on stage here was awesome! He is about to release a CD. When I fing his business card I will update this post with his name and band information. We get several cards that night I just haven't gotten them from Karen yet.
We had an awesome night at the Silver Nugget. We made a lot of new freinds who added to the fun that night. Thanks to all of you!!!!

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The Wedding

While Karen was getting our tickets to the O.K. Corral Gunfight, I was hanging around the Tombstone City Park. While looking for interesting things to photograph, a wedding broke out, so I did the only thing a photographer could do at that point. I started taking pictures.

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Regrettably I never did get their names although I do appreciate them posing for me at the end. Thanks!! And if you would like the original photographs, just send me an email and we will work it out.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Corvettes

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There were plenty of Corvettes to be found in Tombstone this weekend.
The Corvettes and Ghost Riders held thier annual event in Tombstone again this year. The turnout seemed to be a bit less that expected, but considering the weather they didn't do bad.

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My personal favorite.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

The gunfight at the O.K. Corral is undoubtedly the most famous gunfight in America if not the world. To this day how the actual events played out is still in dispute.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tombstone Arizona

Tombstone City in Arizona is a city full of history and any trip there will quickly remind you of that. Although it can be considered touristy(if thats a word) along the likes of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, it truely seems to retain the essense of what made it famous in the first place. You will not find a McDonalds here, nor a WalMart unlike Gatlinburg.

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One of the first things I noticed about Tombstone is that virtually all "non tourists" carried a Marshal's Badge along with a pistol. A sharp eye could learn to distinguish between the real Tombstone Marshals and the actors. The real ones carried Glocks....
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As I often found myself waiting on the fairer sex to finish shopping I had plenty of opportunity to lean against a beam on the boardwalk and wonder what it would have felt like to have been a new comer to Tombstone in its heyday. I didn't find myself thinking of what it would be like to be being Wyatt Earp or Doc Holiday, but just your everyday average man in search of his fortune.

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I think I decided it would not have been much fun!

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More to come.......

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The San Jose House

We stayed at the San Jose House right on Fremont Street. The owner Kelly still has the original register that lists Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, and Charlie Storms as guests. We stayed in the Doc Holiday room so named because that is where he actually slept. It is the largest of the three rooms.IMG_5584

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Betty and Tom stayed in the Wyatt Earp room shown below:
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Here you can see it takes three people to remove a pair of pany hose.....
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Below is a sign for the Crystal Palace. As you can see they offer "good whiskey and tolerable water".

After touring the mostly deserted streets of Tombstone
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we settled on the Longhorn Restaurant for dinner....
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More of the San Jose House:
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More to come...

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