Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tombstone Tournament

This last weekend, Parker's basketball team had a tournament in Tombstone, Arizona. The team went undefeated and took home the championship! It was so fun to watch high school basketball, it has been a LONG time since I have watched any high school ball. Our team beat a few teams they lost to last season which makes the upcoming season hopeful! For those of you who don't know, Tombstone is a historic town. It's where the famous shoot out with Wyatt Earp and "Doc" Holiday took place. They have preserved the main street to look authentic 1870's and it certainly feels old when you walk around. Here's a bunch of pictures from our weekend adventure!

Here is a shot down main street.















EVERYONE dresses up in their cowboy gear every Sunday and they put on little skits that are quite comical. What you don't see in this pictures is another man standing 15 feet away with a bottle that these four are supposed to shoot. He tosses the bottle and they all "shoot" they guy who tossed the bottle instead of the actual bottle. It was pretty funny! I guess you had to be there.....



















The team lookin' tough on the streets of Tombstone.


















"Doc" Holiday took a minute to pose with the team. He then told the team that the picture turned out quite well considering how ugly the they were! He was really funny!


















Parker, myself, and little Colton with "Doc" Holiday and Wyatt Earp. They said we weren't allowed to smile.


















These next three pictures were taken inside the Bird Cage. It's a completely original building (down to the wall paper and paint!) and it used to be the hot spot of Tombstone. The show "Ghost Hunters" came and surveyed the building and named it the most haunted building the United States. There were live shows, heavy gambling and ladies of the night (if you know what I mean). I'm not going to lie, the building had a very eerie feeling.



This piano has sat in the exact same spot since 1881! It was shipped around the tip of South America and brought from Sand Diego by mule train..... makes you appreciate airplanes.


















There were two or three poker tables grouped together with original cards and chairs. The people who work at the Bird Cage say they hear cards shuffling almost every night after the building is cleared of tourists. When they go over to the tables, nothing is moved and no one is physically occupying the chairs.


















This is the original bar just inside the building. It even has a couple bullet holes with the slugs still inside. The bottles (that you can't see) are also original, they were so cool looking!


















Here is an original 1850's Wells Fargo Wagon. It has been used in over 50 (yes 50!) western movies! It was really neat to see up close.























I think every parents takes a picture of their kid with their shirt half way off. Colton was awesome throughout the weekend considering he didn't get to take naps on time and sometimes not at all. I LOVE his face in this picture!

5 comments:

Husnibaby:My Emancipation said...

owwhh..you have such a beautiful son..(^_^)

Laura said...

Adorable! :)

Clev Clan said...

Looks like a fun weekend! Colton is a cutie pie!!

Alicia Alee said...

What a cool trip! That would be so fun to see. And I loved the pics of Colton opening his Christmas presents. What a cutie! :)

Candace, Jason & Kristie said...

I freaking love the picture of you guys not smiling. HILARIOUS!