Tuesday, June 11, 2013

One of my very favorites

I have many favorite movies but this one is in my top three.

Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp, Val Kilmer  as Doc Holiday, Sam Elliot as Virgil Earp and Bill Paxton as Morgan Earp.

This movie has a huge cult following.  People from all over the world flock to the town of Tombstone, Arizona  just to relive the past, participate in activities and buy period clothing.

The low budget film is celebrating it's 20th year anniversary.  I swear it gets more popular every year.

We happen to be spending the rummer here.  We see people coming to this RV resort we are in and the first thing they want to do is hustle off to Tombstone.  

We have visited this town many times, the first time it was as if it never changed from the movies the streets were still dirt.  The about six years ago we came by and the town was a dump, crappy t-shirt shops and not much else.

In March we had the opportunity to come to this RV resort for the summer.  We wanted to go see friends in Colorado but I wasn't comfortable going back into the altitude for the summer.  So Tombstone is was.  Went into town the next day after our arrival and must say we were pleasantly surprised.  The town is clean, the t-shirt shops are necessary but few.  Plus there happens to be some lovely high end shops along with some tasty eateries.

So if you have never been come see the new and improved 
Tombstone, Arizona 

So Happy 20th Anniversary to you Tombstone, the movie.

Oh I forgot to tell you I think we could recite most of the lines of this movie. Needless to say like many this movie is not factual but quite entertaining.

So what are your three favorite movies?

Sunday, June 09, 2013

About the wild creatures around

So despite the heat out here on the desert we have some pretty unusual creatures hanging around.

One is this rather strange looking Jack rabbit

This one is not my favorite and why I stopped walking early in the morning.

Javalina one on one could be OK but these ugly bastards run in packs.
 Coyotes are even timid of javalinas...........but these guys do hang out on the perimeter of RV park.
 Way off in the distance are the pronghorn's

There's more, a lot more but I'll show you later cause it's hot and they are hiding.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Temps and Trees

Since our temps are in the high 90's these last few days I thought I would share a couple of photos of our greenery here on the desolate desert. 

The above craggily very old  guy is a mesquite .  When trimmed properly they  take the shape of a canopy and provided much needed shade for all desert creatures including humankind.