Monday, December 18, 2017

Tombstone Revisited

      Hello fellow Explorers!   I have been trying to showcase all of my pictures from my recent trip back home to Wyoming and beyond here --and keep my page up to date and fresh and from Amazing Arizona.  With the holidaze and everything else, I have not been posting much here.  Luckily there are over 100 posts on this very page for you to Explore and tell your friends about!   As always I hope you enjoy reading these picture filled posts as much as we enjoy Exploring and taking the pictures.  Both are huge stress relievers for me  for sure.    I hope to go on a long hike tomorrow---although I am not sure where I will be starting yet.   I will be coffee filled for sure and will as always be getting lots of pictures where ever the trail may lead me!    For more up to date pictures and Exploring please also check out my long running blog sight at   


Coffee Tombstone style
With my new Wyoming hat

  A few weeks ago the youngest and I ventured again to wonderful Tombstone

e!   It is literally just down the road from our house --maybe 12 miles away.  And we have been there a lot.  Always an adventure for sure!   And some how, like Bisbee, I always find something new to take pictures of.  This trip followed suit   leading us to several locations we have never been before.   I easily have a dozen posts from this amazing town on this very blog page.   Just type Tombstone into the search to Explore them all with us!  

  Our youngest had been wanting to have coffee with me for awhile now---and I had not had tome away from work to take him with.   I wanted to go somewhere very Kool, so we set on Tombstone.    Sadly the best coffee shops and eateries I know there are closed right now.   So it was a bit of an adventure in itself to find coffee that did not come from Circle K. 

We did find a worthy coffee place. 
Although it was about the 4th place we went. 

And every time we visit this town, that is to tough to die   we get at least one picture of the old court house. 

We had no plan this trip except to get good coffee.
So some time to enjoy the sun and coffee in the city park seemed an ideal start. 
With winter actually kicking in here in the desert, for about a week, 
and it saying it will be near 30 outside tonight, we were wishing for some more of that sun today. ;)

I always enjoy a well written sign.
This is on one of the local great restaurants.

Quick walk up and down the main street. 
Closed to traffic as always.

Thought we were going to have to settle for this beverage for a brief minute.
But they deliver~!

Found a great seat and rock to paint  downtown near
the library.

So I will touch on this more very soon, but painting rocks and hiding them for others to find, is really big around here and across the country it seems right now.   We have gotten into the spirit.  And found a few rocks on this walk about too.   
Our youngest was really excited.
But than a lil put out at the same time, because he didn't want to get into the whole rock thing, it was supposed to be a me, my wife, and daughter thing--not his   as he put it.  
But at the end of the day he was hooked too!
As I said I will post about all of this fun more very soon. 

Painted rocks we found on this day!

With the help of a friendly local gentlemen. 

Right about here I found a sign for the guest ranch.
We had never been here before, so we loaded up in the car and headed that direction.
Mostly because it was some two miles away.
This was in an RV park.
I wish i had fully cut out the RV to the right.  

Few shots on the way back to the car. 

Not sure what this marker is for
but he really wanted to climb it!

Almost to the guest ranch.  
Actually this place looked really kool   but we had limited time to Explore on this day.
Right about here---some British tourists stopped us, they were very excited, I thought they wanted directions---something I was not really prepared to give. 
But they wanted to tell us all about all the deer they saw just up the road!

You can stay here    ride horses   walk trails   the whole experience. 

We mainly just checked out the amazing sun set!

From the large parking lot.

Again I am a sucker for a well written sign.
Especially if the names amuse me.  
The rooms are fashioned after old time buildings inside and out. 
And this hangs just outside one room.  

Tombstone has Boot Hill and some other great cemetery's but we 
had never passed this one before.  
I love a good cemetery for sure.  

I believe this one may be trying to escape!

Back in Benson Arizona.
Smack in the middle of down town. 
Beside the old train depot turned visitor center. 

So I have not done this segment in awhile---because I have not to many places in months that go above and beyond in service.   I was listing a business each post for awhile, but have not done some in quite a long time. 
Dickies BBQ Pit just opened up in Benson
and it is amazing.  
I had not heard of the place before it came to our town.  
But we have been there twice and the food was super good!
The above chicken sign I found in the bathroom and needed a picture of it. 

I took a ton of pictures while I was back home in Wyoming and beyond.  And am 
slowly showing them off on this very page.
This is one of my favorites from that trip. 

As always

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Falling Asleep At The Wheel #3 Still Roaming Sheridan

    So I try to keep this page as updated and fresh as possible.  But work, my family, and just plain life seem to always be keeping me more than busy.  This is also an Arizona Exploring blog sight for the most part, but every once in awhile I wander and Explore further down the dusty trail and wish to share.  I hope you enjoy the posts--from wherever they may start even half as much as I enjoy taking the pictures and the Exploring.   My long running personal blog page usually gets updated more than this here page---Also full of my pictures and Exploring, but maybe not for the faint of heart, easily offended, any type of snowflake, or those in California who now have a third sex option to put on there drivers licences.  Anyways please also check out that page  at    

     Hello y'all!   I took many pictures on this trip  --mainly with my favorite digital camerae and several with my cell phone.   Some were also sent to me from my parents and such.   I am finding it hard to get everything I want to show in this post.  Because I am now having issues fining some of the pictures off my phone.   But I will do my best.  It was a rare cloudy and chilly day here in the desert, so I slept in on my day off work and now have to much energy to kill.   Hopefully this will result in several blog posts yet tonight.   I hope you enjoy!   And please share this blog sight with everyone you know.  

Again a big part of this trip was seeing my family.

I like this picture of dad. 
Several people did not. 
It is not making fun of him in any way, he is worried that one of the ladies at our table was going to leave there purse. 

Whatever I like this picture. 

It was about seeing family  but also saw some snow up in the hills.

Painted garage downtown Sheridan.
Back home I finally got our car a little Wyoming-nized

Starbucks was my work station a couple of mornings.  
Mainly checking up on news and attempting to download my newest pictures from the trip.

I ended up at the city park   Kendrick Park at one point of course the pool was closed for the season. 
It was all off  because they were doing construction through the whole park and the road through was closed.  Also the great stone lions were not at the entrance any more. 
We later found them while Exploring Sheridan College.  But that is one of the pictures I can't seem to find right now.  
One of the two empty pedestals the mighty lions used to stand on.
At the park entrance. 

As I said much of the trip was to visit family but I also had a rental car and do not sit well.
So took lots of time outs to Explore. 

Entrance to the above pictured pool.
I swim like a rock so did not spend much time here but a lot of hours were logged in at the park.
Between the wandering creek and the hill that led up to the old Jr High and of course the playground and ice cream shop!

So this large field houses some amazing bison and elk but I did not see either on this trip.
On a side note have you ever ate bison burgers?
Way expensive  but O so good!

I got into Sheridan just before fall
Although the colors are hard to see in many of my pictures.
Amazingly enough it is just turning fall here in the desert.  I hope to venture out and get some fall leaf color pictures before it is to late but have not yet had the time.  

This creek kind of wanders through the park.

View from about the center of the park

I have pictures from last time I lived here    many more of the great park and beyond on each of my blog pages.  Just enter Wyoming or Sheridan in the search 
Including the kind of spooky Sheridan cemetery.

You can just see the ice cream shop in both of these pictures.
Closed for the season.

As I said you cold not actually drive through the park  so I limited my Exploring for more further down the trail.

These chain saw sculptures were not around when I lived here last.  

Back just off down town for a lil bit.
Rodeo is huge here  don't you know!?

Another great Sheridan coffee house   I must say.

My poor rental car. ;)
With the movie house in the back ground.
And a very nice bar just across the street. 

Another fine brew house a few blocks down.

Back by the river.

Good thing I can't read... ;)

Venturing back down by Starbucks and Wal Mart and such.
There is a neat little casino --of sorts down this way too.   I got bored one night and used a new member coupon to get free play  and walked out with cash off there free cash.   The place is small but homey  and when you are playing you can get free pops and such.   But they want you to have a gaming card.  Not sure why  they only have maybe 30 machines  maybe and putting it in the machines does not seem to give you any perks.  But to get the free play you need to sign up for a gaming card.  As I said last post   there was not gambling in Wyoming when I moved away several years ago.   

More of the kool mill turned motel.

Than a quick Exploring hike before I meet my folks for an early dinner. 
And before it got dark. 
All of this was marsh lands when I lived here last. 
There are trails through out and across the city now. 
I did not venture far  just my legs were restless and I wanted some more pictures. 

Across the street and just up from this trail head is the highway building.   Than up to the airport.

The fall colors were amazing but I hit town about a week before there true peek.
The clouds at this time of day could not decide what they were doing.

Very neat side trip for sure.

Next posting we visit my true home town Big Horn Wyoming and than go up in the mountains to find some food and snow.    And I will search for more of the pictures I can't seem to find. 
Than in the last trip posting--I spend a full day on a walk about in Billings Montana before my flight out and beyond.  

As always