Monday, March 21, 2016

Underwhelmed at the OK Corral {Years Ago}

When we told people we moved to Arizona, we were often asked, "Have you been to Tombstone?" In hindsight, I think all of the people who asked if we had been to Tombstone were people from places other than Arizona. Maybe that should've been a clue.

Like any good military family, though, we created an Arizona bucket list shortly after moving there, and Tombstone was on it. With high hopes, we set off in search of adventure.

Tombstone is a quaint town -- a quaint town that has turned into a tourist magnet.

Because of the legends surrounding the shoot out at the OK Corral, tourists flock to Tombstone to get a taste of the wild west.

I guess the main street through town does look the way I'd think a town in the wild west would look. I'm pretty sure, however, all the stores carried more than cheap t-shirts and tacky souvenirs during the late 1800s.

There are also plenty of reenactors to help give the town a wild west feel.

In order to take in the full tourist effect, we even went to a stage dramatization that supposedly told the story of gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881.

At the end of the day, however, we agree that there wasn't all that much to see in Tombstone and we were pretty much underwhelmed -- it was just "OK".

Years later, we occasionally say that a certain event or activity was underwhelming. Often, someone then pipes up and says, "It was about as OK as the O.K. Corral."

Some days are like that. And as long as we get a good picture or two, even an underwhelming day can have fun memories.

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  1. Felt the same way about Wall Drug in South Dakota! So many people had told us we had to check it out and it was just one city block of souvenirs! That bottom picture is too cute!!

    1. Brennan's gone for the week. I had to share an embarrassing picture while I had the chance.

  2. Well, we checked it off the bucket list, and our pictures and story were better than "OK"! LOL!

  3. I've never been out west like that, but it looks so interesting to me. At least you have some great pictures and memories. We have a few places here in Missouri that are mostly tourist traps instead of being what you expect.



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