Vagabonds RV Club Visits Tombstone

Rebecca McKinney

The Vagabonds RV Club traveled to Tombstone, Ariz., this winter for four nights and five days. The group consisted of 10 rigs ranging from Class As, a Super C, Class C, and even a Teardrop. We prepared for cold, wet weather, but were pleasantly surprised when the sun came out instead.

Bob and Mary Burton volunteered to be Wagon Masters, and Tom and Rebecca McKinney assisted. It takes a lot to plan and organize activities, but they were up to the challenge. Rally members sign up for the scheduled activities and then the wagon masters make it all work.

Tombstone is about a two plus hour drive from Robson, with an elevation of 4,400 feet. It is known to get snow on rare occasions. Luckily, we did not experience any of that, although members had some very nice gas heaters at night during our gatherings. There might have been some fresh margaritas blended by our rally bartender, Brian Younge, on those evenings as well. We stayed at the Wells Fargo RV park, which puts you in the heart of Tombstone. No local driving required. We shared appetizers the evening of arrival outside the rigs to get to know everyone and plan the days.

Events included: multiple group dining opportunities in town, a Tombstone Courthouse State Park tour, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday famous gunfight reenactments at the O.K. Corral, a narrated trolley tour of the city, and golfing in Benson was also available. Dave and Jill Riker lead a wine tasting expedition into the town of Elgin. They even had a local bull riding event on the last day we were there. We took a trip into Bisbee, which was about a 30-minute drive and ate at the Bisbee Breakfast Club. It was yummy. For the brave, members got to experience the Historic Bisbee Queen Mine underground tour. They donned hard hats, mining lanterns, and vests, and off they went riding deep into the mine. It looked awesome. There was also downtime where members could go on their own and explore shopping, ghost tours, carriage rides, old time photos, the silver mine, and more.

The morning before we broke camp, we had the “second server” group breakfast. It focused on the person who doesn’t cook as much to get out and show us their talents.

The Vagabonds RV Club schedules fun rallies, potlucks, and happy hours throughout the club season (October through May), and we are always welcoming new members. For more information on meetings and rallies, please contact the RV Club president, Henry Morgan, at [email protected].