Hello friends, sorry for the delay on my blog this week. I have been very busy with life. I recently bought the True West magazine which this month is on Virgil Earp. Which, reminded me of a time when Dwayne and I went to Tombstone Arizona. We had been married for one year and to us, it was our honeymoon. This took place 30 years ago. I can still to this day remember what the feeling was like when I walked down Allen Street, on the wooden boardwalks. I remember closing my eyes and imagining the sound of spurs and rustling of people as they walked by. We had toured the famous Bird Cage Theatre. It was filled with artifacts of Tombstone from over the years. Yet, I was drawn to the bullet holes that remained in the walls from a time long ago. Wondering who made them and what was their story. We stayed at a B.B. that was one of the coolest places that we had ever stayed at in all the years we have been married. As you walked into the B.B. you were instantly drawn to all the vintage photos along the walls. They were people that had stayed there during the time it was a boarding house, later a residential home, and then a B.B.. They even had the original guest book, I saw John Wayne's signature. He had stayed there when he was filming a movie at one time. When Dwayne and I went to our room we both had noticed that there was a small door in the corner. Now, picture this when I say small I mean like a trapped door. We both were a lot younger and smaller at the time and we both would have had a hard time fitting through it. It was that small. But the curiosity was killing us to see what laid on the other side. Guess what it was??? It was a small narrow ladder that went downstairs. It was for an escape route. Which made my mind go in overdrive. I sat there thinking of what kind of people that used this ladder trying to escape. One of the coolest things about the home was that the owner was wanting their wine cellar bigger for couples to enjoy wine tasting if they wanted to. To do this they had to dig out the cellar. Well, during this process they found human bones!! Yes, human bones, apparently this house was built on an unmarked Chinese cemetery. The University of Arizona came in and moved all the remains to another location. After that Dwayne and I felt very weird about staying there. My mind was always wondering what spirits were lurking in the halls. There was so much history in Tombstone we loved it and have often thought about going back. This was one of my favorite times with my husband.
Thanks for allowing me to share my memories with you. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Until next week,