Went to Tombstone to start the day - the Tombstone famous for gunfights - especially the OK Corral gunfight. We saw a reenactment that set the record straight. All the shooting was done with the enemies within ten feet of each other in the corral. They didn't aim that well back then so close quarters were needed for some gunfights. It's a history laden town and we soaked it in.
We also made friends with Booger Bob and his wife Kasey - local retired people who filled us in on some history and fun stories. I even good deeded Kasey when she almost fainted due to the heat. Check out photo.
We left Tombstone around noon and you know you're close to Mexico when you get stopped by the border patrol:
Then on to the Saguaro National Park northeast of Tucson. This park is peculiar at times, different but astounding, and full of cacti but empty of visitors, except for us. Which meant we had an opportunity to get out, run around, and regress to our preteen years. That happens on this trip sometimes and no details will be related.
The good deeds were the story today. The thing about them, they break down barriers. When we explain what we are doing and how we would like for them to pay it forward, relationships are immediately formed. That happened with Kasey and her husband at Tombstone. Then this evening, Barry helped out the servers at our hotel happy hour by taking out their trash bags to the dumpster. They loved the paying it forward part when they read our cards and were already talking of what they were going to do.
Back to Kathy, she asked us for two favors. One was to pray for her daughter Ronnah. That was easy, has already been accomplished, but we don't really count that as a good deed - it's just what you do. But she told us how her CDs won't eject from her CD player in her truck. So we all went out in the dark parking lot and improvements were made. So a good day, and rewarding. But a little sad too - even though the relationships built on doing nice things for each other only lasted maybe 30 minutes, saying goodbye wasn't easy.