Clicking the pics won't bring back the color, but maybe it will help you enjoy the old time atmosphere.
The most famous sign in all of Tombstone Arizona, or maybe the most famous sign in all of Arizona. I took this picture late one afternoon when almost all the tourists had left the streets, and the folks that work here on main Street in Tombstone were closing up and going home.
I left Tombstone just after daybreak this morning and went to Walmart just down the road from the Pima County Fairgrounds to do a little shopping and kill time until the campground office opened up.
Because of the current weather forecast calling for cooler weather and at least a week or more of very cloudy weather, I decided to get a week of full hookup camping to make it through Christmas and then decide what to do after that.
Unlike the Arctic Fox, which carries plenty of everything, the bronco, like I mentioned before, has very little storage or refrigeration space for much of anything, so camping at a place close to shopping is very useful and convenient for me.
Also, I don't have the same battery or solar capacity as the Arctic Fox, so running out of electricity in the bronco if I don't get a lot of sunshine is an ongoing problem. Still, it's not too bad as long as it doesn't stay cloudy for too long, and this next week looks like a ten-day forecast that's mostly cloudy and chilly... and I also don't carry much propane, so I can't spend too much time heating.
I think what it comes down to is the bronco is perfectly livable if the weather cooperates, which means lots of sunny warm weather. But when that doesn't happen, the bronco becomes more of a challenge to live in.
The good news is the campground host tells me that beaucoup events are coming up, so there should be plenty for me to watch, be entertained, and take pictures of next month. Unfortunately, there will be so many big events on the way that after this first week of camping, I will need to be shuffled around, from one camping area to another here at the Fairgrounds, to make room for all the event participants in RVs coming to the various events. Including a barrel racing event where there will be so many participants, their horse trailers will fill up the big area where I normally boondock.
All of those events, of course, are dependent upon what's going on in the next few weeks with the various Bat flu's. I sure hope they don't start canceling; this is such a great place to be; I would hate to have to go searching for greener pastures.
I never noticed it when I was walking around town but one of the shop owners put a gallows and a hangman's noose on top of their store. It would think a picture snapper like myself would notice a detail like that.
There's three places in Tombstone that everybody knows about, Boot Hill, the O.K corral, and the Birdcage Theater.
Just a random old building in Tombstone. Downtown on Allen Street the buildings make money from the tourists so they are fairly well maintained. But once you get away from the tourist areas nobody spends much money to keep the old buildings alive so their usually in various states of disrepair.
It looks like the Christmas spirit is flagging a little with this Tombstone old-timer.
I have more Tombstone citizen portraits coming up, and if you look at this Portrait carefully you will see why females don't want to be anywhere near me when I have a camera in my hand. For some reason I like for people to have that old grungy look, I guess I wouldn't have worked out as a wedding photographer..... Not past the first job anyway.