January 31, 2015

Grizzly's Outpost


Grizzly's Outpost is found in the back area of where the gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place in Tombstone, AZ.  Under what looks like an old barn, you will find a blacksmith/artist working on his craft.  He has an amazing selection of metal art from wall hangings, wine bottle holders, branding irons, and so many more unique items.  Before heading to the O.K. Corral re-enactment, check out the many cool things for sale at Grizzly's Outpost.





I bought this "J" branding iron to use in future craft projects.

January 27, 2015

Antiques & Vintage Transportation


Set on a small hill in the Dragoon Mountains near Benson, AZ, is a gas station with a souvenir shop and museum.  Although the place focuses on their main attraction, "The Thing" (check out my Above the Norm blog post about this mystery), there are other interesting antiquities found in their museum.







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January 25, 2015

Desert Photography

On my latest trip to the southern part of Arizona, I was able to capture some gorgeous pictures of the desert and the moody/dark skies above.  I picked some of my favorites.






January 23, 2015

Meet Johnny Bones


There is lots to see when you visit the historic town of Tombstone, AZ.  Along the streets, you may witness a gunfight, see people walking down the wood walks in era costumes, and then there is Johnny Bones.  Johnny decided to leave the corporate world behind, head to Tombstone, and do what he loves, entertaining people.  With his colorful clothes, unique hats, and bells on his shoes, he dances to an array of songs all while playing bones.  This is not an easy instrument to play, but Johnny makes it look easy and fun.  (For more on the history of playing bones, check out the Wikipedia definition.)  Next time you find yourself in Tombstone, be sure to stop and listen to the unique talents of Johnny Bones.




January 19, 2015

Through the Skylight

I took these through the skylight at a cabin we rented in Christopher Creek, AZ.



January 15, 2015

Snow on the Mogollon Rim








Not a lot of snow, but for this Phoenician, it was exciting to see.