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Last nights sunset.
I took this picture outside standing beside the Lance. If I could've found a single molecule of ambition, I would've walked up to Allen Street and taken the sun setting over Tombstone.
I re-upped for another day of boondocking in Tombstone and worked on my refrigerator for most of the morning. So, naturally, I needed a tool I left in the Arctic Fox in Denver. I knew that would happen, but I didn't realize it would happen when there was no store where I could buy the tool I needed. It made the job harder, but at least it sorta got done.
I couldn't take the furnace burner out of the furnace and clean it properly for lack of a proper tool, so I just blew out the burner with my compressor, and hopefully that will help. But RV refrigerators operate very slowly so it might be tomorrow before I can tell if I solved the problem.
Now it looks like I'll be heading for Deming, New Mexico, early tomorrow morning. I didn't want to travel that day because of the wind, But upon closer examination, it looks like it's going to be a tailwind, which will be a big benefit instead of a problem. It's about a 3-hour drive, and if I leave early, I should get there before the wind picks up, just in case it's not as beneficial as it looks at the moment. But I can't go too early because I'll be heading due east, and I don't like driving with the sun in my eyes.
I'm looking forward to returning to New Mexico now that the weather is much better there. New Mexico is not as touristy as most of Arizona, and with many of the snowbirds already gone, things shouldn't be too crowded when I get there.
Some of the people that were famous back in the day that stayed at this Tombstone hotel.
This sign is located on one of the main intersections of Allen Street which is Tombstone's main drag. I think if I was living back then I would stay away from this corner....Bad juju!
But, I wonder how that body count would compare to New York city or Chicago today?
This is a fairly common site in Arizona. Nonviolent offenders that are only imprisoned for a relatively short time are put to work on local public projects. There most often spotted next to the roads picking up trash.
When I was growing up a lot of prisoners were made to work all day. But somebody decided that the best way to punish people that broke the law was put them in an air-conditioned building with television and Internet access, a weight room and a basketball court. That must be working because the recidivism rate is almost zero.... Yeah, Right!
You've got to get up pretty early in the morning to find Tombstone this deserted, but early in the morning and late in the afternoon is my favorite time to visit Tombstone. The shops are all closed, but I don't need to go in the shops anyway. I just enjoy the peace and quiet of being there by myself and the thoughts of what the town once was.
The boondocking RV Park in Tombstone. Usually it's busier than this, but I think a lot of the snow-birds and other Northerners have left already.
You may notice its not exactly shady. But I count that as a benefit, the more sun I get on my solar panels the happier I am. Now I wouldn't want to be here during the summer with all that sun, but I'm not, and neither are most people.
You might assume that I took this picture at the Vulture Mine in Wickenburg, but au contraire. This picture was taken in Tombstone, where apparently someones hobby is collecting vulture skeletons... And I thought I was the only one that did that.
One has to wonder what kind of story this old safe could tell if you asked it; how in the heck did you get from the Denver Colorado District Attorney's Office to the Vulture Mine in Wickenburg Arizona?