We left Eastern Tucson where we had camped for the night. It was a bit of a strange KOA with security gates and large canopies to cover the RVs. It looked more like an industrial park in some way. On the other hand, we were parked among fruit trees, mainly citrus. I was in heaven as I realized we had a lemon tree on one side and an olive tree on the other. People at the hot tub told us we were welcomed to take as many fruit as we wanted. I naturally picked several lemons to take with me. I love lemon with everything and especially enjoyed it in my tea this morning. Yum!
We drove to Tombstone, AZ, a town known for its violent and colourful past, particularly the shootout at the OK Corral. It’s now designated a National Historic Site. Leon and I walked around the town, looked in the shops and ate lunch at the OK Corral Café. We didn’t bother spending money on some of the re-enactments. We did have a quick look at the Bird Cage Theatre, the only authentic building in the area for my money. It has a colourful past where ladies of the evening would hang from gilded cages for the gentlemen’s pleasure, among other sport. The original curtains are still visible as well as the stairs to the rooms. The treads on the steps are worn thin considering the establishment was only open for 11 yrs during the silver rush.
From there, we drove back to Hwy 10 and continued into New Mexico. The terrain changed considerably as we drove east. We went from desert, to big boulders and grasslands, to lovely hills covered in green. The cacti became less numerous and were replaced with other succulents, more like yucca plants. This area is higher in elevation and pecan trees seem to be a large crop here. We’ll have to find some to try.