http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca_elata (You never know, someone might actually be interested!)
|More fun roads!|
|What is The Thing?|
|Boot Hill – Graves of the cowboys
killed in OK Corral Shootout
Then on to the corral itself. Several little mini-museums in the complex with lots of interesting exhibits about the Old West. (You would not believe what we learned at The Crib museum!) Finally, we made it to the corral. It’s a space about 18’ x 30’ and there are 8 animatrons depicting the 8 fighters, 4 “lawmen” and 4 cowboys. Each is placed as they were during the battle as described by witnesses. It’s amazing how close they were to each other…less than 10 feet apart. The gunfight lasted about 30 seconds and there were about 25 shots fired. Three cowboys were killed and their graves are on Boot Hill.
|O.K. Corral Shoot Out|
Back to I-10 heading towards Palm Springs. Just after we got through Tucson Mona got to see her first saguaro cactus. I told her to keep looking at them to see them wave. She’s still looking!
Nice evening. 78 degrees, new moon with Venus and Jupiter shining brightly. Palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze….ahhhhhhh!
Next is birthday day…and Palm Springs!