Fairbank Ghost Town

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Yesterday we drove to Fairbank Ghost Town, near Tombstone. I took the dirt road, which wasn’t bad at all, for 14 miles over the mountain pass.  Here’s a photo of the road skirting the side of the mountain.  Not much different from some of the NC roads I’ve taken!

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Fairbank was much smaller than I thought…I was expecting a real town full of old buildings, but there were only 5 or 6 structures there.  The sign on the restroom door, in case you can’t read it, says: “Watch Out for Snakes” Yikes, in the restrooms too??!!  I sure am glad it’s winter here and the snakes are dormant. (Or so they say)DSCN1726

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The old two-holer:

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While we were walking around the grounds, Roxie suddenly stopped and refused to go on, and she was holding up her front paw.  So I scooped her up and immediately felt a lot of nasty stickers all over her!  What ARE these awful things?!! They are round but when I go to remove them from her coat, they fall into a bunch of little bits that don’t want to come out.  It was horrible for both of us; me working on her and her screaming her head off the whole time.  I had to cut out a lot and still am finding pickers and new mats in her coat. Roxie does not have a good coat for this kind of thing!!  I sure didn’t see anything on the ground and she wasn’t off gallivanting into the weedy areas, so I guess they are just everywhere.  THAT not good!

Last night during my chicken & rice dinner I munched down on something really hard. It was my 3-tooth bridge.  I’d feel a whole lot better about that if I’d been eating some yummy caramels or Tootsie Roll of something sticky, but rice?? And it seems as though one of the anchor teeth has broken off. I’m probably going to need to get a metal post inserted so the bridge will have something to cling to.  It’s VERY visible, too! I need to practice not smiling.  I already have a bridge tooth on the other side that’s lost its enamel front and it looks like I have a huge cavity, I sure didn’t need this!  I think I’m going to have to go over the border to Los Algodones, Mexico to get it fixed, and that scares me.  Though they say Algodones is very safe because of the thousands of Americans who go over there for dentistry; there are 350 dentists there in a town of 10,000 people!   I know I can’t afford an American dentist, I just don’t have room in the budget for stuff like this.

Today we moved to the Desert Diamond Casino in Sahuarita, about 45 miles south of Tucson.  They allow RV’s to stay free for up to a week, and they even come around in golf carts to give you free rides over to the casino so you can get rid of your excess money, isn’t that nice of them?!  I need to get really lucky at the penny slots so I can pay my dentist bills. I guess I’ll stay here through Christmas.

They have a huge parking lot here; why do they make the RV’s park on the side that’s right next to I-19?  It’s very noisy but will probably quiet down at night. I hope so.

And thanks again to those of you who bought stuff using my Amazon link!  This was my best month ever….I earned $35 so far this month.  Even if you are ordering something inexpensive, my earnings percentage is based on number of items sold so your inexpensive item could help put me into the next percentage bracket!  (It starts at 4% and goes up from there)

 

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4 Responses to Fairbank Ghost Town

  1. Linda, high in CO at 8500' says:

    Good luck with your bridge, I’m a big chicken 🐔 when it involves a dentist. Do they offer 😀 gas in Mexico? Poor Roxie, I hope the stickers are all gone. Merry Christmas to both of you. 💮

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    • janispaqu says:

      They do offer all kinds of gas at most of the clinics, but I’m pretty stoic about dental work. I’ve been going to the dentist regularly since I was 3 and had to have all my teeth pulled!

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  2. hobopals says:

    Now that I know your Amazon works, I’ll begin buying through you, again. A lot of bloggers (RV) go to Mexico for dental work. Some share the names of good ones. Ask on the Escapee forums or on irv2.

    I bought a propane heater and a heated mattress cover for when I have electric. Can’t head west until June-granddaughter has chosen June as her wedding month. The best laid plans and all that.

    Great part of living in a mobile space is that you can get to where it’s warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

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