We arrived at the Elks Lodge in Sierra Vista before noon.
After lunch we did three loads of laundry. Then I got a haircut while Doris was next door for a pedicure and a manicure.
At 6:00 PM we went to the lodge for a steak dinner.
Today we went to the Kartchner Caverns near Benson. We took the Big Room Tour. I had seen the other tour some years ago.
We were not allowed to take pictures, bring cameras, telephones, handbags, and backpacks.
Bones of a sloth were found in the cave.
The cave is relatively new. It is a live cave. We could see drops hit the formations.
I always said : “When you have seen Carlsbad Caverns you have seen it all”. This cavern is beautiful too. It is not as large as the one in Carlsbad.
From the caverns we drove to Tombstone, the old western town. Our first stop was the Boothill Graveyard.
People took rides in stage coaches. This one was parked in front of the O.K. Corral, where the famous shoot out occurred.
In Big Nose Kate’s Saloon were a lot of people dressed in period outfits. The music in the saloon was western.
This was a perfect day to drive to Bisbee, a former copper mining town, nestled in the mile high Mule Mountains.
All week we had summer weather. Today the temperature was in the low 80ties, a bit lower at the Queen of the Copper Camps.
The streets are narrow and there is one shop next to another. In one shop Doris found one plate for one of her dinner sets and in another shop three plates for another set. The plates were only three dollars.
We went to the Queen Mine where people were getting ready for a mine tour. We watched a movie at the Visitor Center, which is located in the same building.