We drove to Tombstone and spent the day there playing tourist. It was a pretty neat little town. We watched a re-enactment of the fight at the O.K. Corral, then went back to the RV for lunch. We walked around, bought some stuff, and took a ride on a coach that was used on the to carry people back and forth from somewhere 24 days away. California I think. Anyway, apparently Mark Twain actually caught a ride in it. They took us on a tour of the town, which was kinda neat. We also took a tour of the Good Enough Mine, which really impressed the little guy. The lady that runs the shooting gallery let us in even though she had just closed, and Jake and B got to shoot some real guns (not real bullets!). We ate at the Longhorn restaurant in town (I suggest the Tombstone, an open faced Angus burger with chili. YUM.) and went back to the RV for the night. Oh, the weather was awesome. Hot and sunny!
This morning we got up as early as we could and went to Nogales. The McDonald’s there is walking distance from the border and you can park there all day for $4. Not bad! In hindsight, we would have saved our appetites for after we crossed the border, man that food smelled delicious!
Crossing the border on foot was super easy, we had no problems at all. After getting to the other side, we went into a little shop to buy some stuff. The guy was very much a salesman, but he was really nice too. He showed us where to get some Mexican Coke and tequila. 🙂 We bought a blanket from him, plus a small toy dragon for B (which B has been playing with all day).
We walked around for a bit more before deciding we were done and wanted to head back. Jake loaded up on Mexican Coke before we left — I think the vendor thought Jake was a little nuts, which was pretty funny.
It was still pretty early in the day, but that meant driving to our next destination, which was an hour away, would be a pleasant drive. We checked in at De Anza RV Resort around 1pm or so, leaving the rest of the day to chill. We went swimming, played ping pong, ate lunch, and took part in the Free Margarita Happy Hour from 4-5pm. I’m pretty sure Jake and I are the youngest people at the park, aside from the kids. 😉
One of my friends that lives in Tuscon is coming to hang out, catch up, and have a few drinks this evening. What a nice surprise!
The adventure continues!