It’s a cool October morning in Tombstone with overcast skies and the possibility of rain. It seems that it was only yesterday that we were here and it seems that the Monsoon Season never left. However, the weather is decidedly cooler and the sun is different and is definite that Fall is here. Yes, even in the Southwest, the land of eternal sunshine, there are seasons (believe it or not).
This time we’re in town for the Helldorado Days event which is held annually on the weekend of the third Sunday in October. Originally started in 1929 as a one-time event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the town of Tombstone, the event has continued on over the years in various forms, all focused on commemorating Tombstone’s colorful history.
And so, here we are! 🙂
The festivities will begin in earnest on Saturday culminating in the annual parade on Sunday and it brings out just above every civic group imaginable. Also, there is a fair representation of the various gunfighter groups; after all, the famous gunfight at (or around, depending on your interpretation) the OK Corral occurred on October 26, 1881.
For us, it’s a chance to take a few days to relax, see friends that we haven’t seen for awhile, and otherwise gather inspiration for new designs. We hope to see you out there!