Mischievous Mermaid

June 1, 2020 to July 24, 2020 Chula Vista, Dateland Az, Tombstone Az, Benson Az.

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We came back to Chula Vista Elks, trying to keep away from The Virus and I needed some dental work, as soon as I could we headed out.

We had a nice time in Chula Vista, got to see my daughter and her family, saw my son and his family, Ricks son, daughter and grandson. Loved it and all of them, but really happy to get away from all the chaos at home. Virus, riots, protests, masks,, Milled Paiges graduation and unable to go to Mexico. So I have to travel to different places and pout.

First went to Dateland, that place is really hot and the only thing I can say about it, is they have Date Shakes which they make themselves and have date groves to provide one of their ingredients.

During our stay in Benson we traveled to Wilcos, (we stayed here last year but didn’t see the best part.

We headed out to Wilcox, they had cheap gas and a bird sanctuary. We got gas then went to see the Birds.

A few days later we went to Tombstone. We drove around town first to see what we could, then parked near the school (which is for sale) and walked around town. All the shopkeepers (few shops were open) wore black and the ladies even wore Goucho pants, white blouses and black vests. The coats and pants are all sold in the stores for the tourists. This is where the OK Corral is and they have shows (gunfights reenacting the gunfight at OK Corral) every day when it is not Virus time. You all know the story, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Marshal Virgil Earp and Morgan Earp fought the Mclaurys and Clantons. Four men in long black coats walked down the main street toward the OK Corral where there were 6 cowboys including Billy Clanton and the McLaury brothers (called the Clanton-McLaury gang) known cattle rustlers and suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo Stagecoach waited.

It was October 26, 1881, the gunfight lasted 30 seconds, and almost 30 shots were fired, leaving Billy Clanton, the McLaury brothers dead, and Virgil, Morgan and Doc wounded.

We had lunch at the Longhorn Restaurant in Tombstone I had the Tuscan Wedding Soup and Iced Tea Rick had a Grilled Cheese sandwich and a Coors and we were happy with the food. The waitresses were really busy probably because it was the only resturant that was open. When we came out of the restaurant it started raining, very large drops and it was still warm outside. We passed the Birdcage theatre on our way back to the truck, enjoyed the rain. Drove around the city of Tombstone, then headed back to Benson.

Took several day trips we went to Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Tucson and everywhere in between, we saw a lot of desert.

We are now in Wickenburg, Az. It Is HOT here. We thought we could get used to it. Wrong. It is really hot here, like 107-109 during the day and we can only use the one air conditioner because we only have 30 AMPs. 99+ inside, keeping air conditioning on in the bedroom ( which is where I stay). We do sleep well. 77 degrees. We are here 8/13 to 9/13. At my age it’s not usual, but I can’t wait til Sept 13th.

4 Replies to “June 1, 2020 to July 24, 2020 Chula Vista, Dateland Az, Tombstone Az, Benson Az.”

  1. Hi Jeanne I always stop in Dateland when I’m traveling to Missouri. Love their shakes!!!! Almost makes me want to drive there just for a date shake.


  2. I think you went sightseeing in your truck just so you could be in the air conditioning. Anyway, that’s what I would have done! I’m whining when it gets to be 88 here (yesterday!). Wow. ]


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