Jan 29, 2021
Our plan was to spend the day in Tombstone, AZ. We arrived in town just before 10 am and it was cold and windy. Mostly windy, so it was a little uncomfortable. Most of the places opened at 10 am or later, so it was pretty quiet the first hour we were there, but did pick up later in the morning. The main street from the 1880s was Allen Street and they have made it an old west street with boardwalk sidewalks and a dirt road. We walked the streets, but a lot of things were closed. Our first stop was the OK Corral and watched a “re-creation” of the “Shoot-out at the OK Coral”. It was fun and entertaining and they had several museums about the town and lift in the wild west.
We spent the rest of the morning in town and had a nice lunch at a local restaurant. But it was too cold and windy, so we left after lunch and started our long drive home.
We stopped in Costco in Tucson for gas and then camped in the Ironwood National Forest for the second time in 3 days. It was a windy evening and it rained for much of the night. The past week has not been good for enjoying the warm Arizona winters.
Jan 30, 2021
The skies were clear and it was a beautiful blue morning. We hung around camp for a while so the tent part of the popup could dry from all the rain last night.
We continued north through Phoenix and past Wickenburg to a nice camping spot out in the desert mountains near Wikieup, AZ. It was 3-4 miles down a nice dirt road and our camp spot was in a dry wash among all kinds of cacti. We stopped early and enjoyed the sun with no wind. We took a shower and had tacos for dinner.