Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Old Tucson Studios, part III

Here's a list of a few other things we enjoyed at Old Tucson Studios:
* Panning for gold
* Homemade fudge
* Old fashioned ice cream
* Um, NOT having to use "out houses"
* Shootin' guns
* Drivin old time cars around
* Classic carousel
* Riding the train
* Not having mom take their picture every 2.5 seconds!
* And, Grandma Brunette

Old Tucson Studios, part II

I don't know any other horse thief that would be smiling after being shot dead :)  ...but at least she was participating in the family fun.
Let me tell you about this stage... You see, we arrived for our day-of-fun quite early; we were allowed admittance, but none of the "activities/shows" were happening yet.  There were a few other "early arrivers" wandering around too, but the place was pretty quite and empty.  We had free reign of the place, as witnessed above by Miss Ashley Bug dancing on the stage.  After a while we heard a roar of laughter coming from this stage where we'd just visited.  Walking in, it was suddenly packed with people.  We found some seats in the back corner and settled in.  I knew something was up the moment we walked in because the man on stage kept looking at me - even from a distance I could tell he was targeting me for something.  Turns out I was right!  His assistant took my red-faced, somewhat petrified self up to center stage to be part of the skit.  SOOO not my kind of thing!!!  As terrified as I was, I went along with it because I knew if I put my resistant shyness aside - it would be fun, and my family would enjoy seeing me as the poor sucker that got picked on to be made fun of.  Yep!  That's what happened... 15 minutes of me embarrassing myself for all the audience to see!  It actually wasn't too bad, plus I got a bottle of the traveling salesman's elixir out of it!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Old Tucson Studios, part I

Over Rodeo Days break we took the kids and Grandma Brunette to Old Tucson Studios - where they film movies and such. It was one of the best day-trips we've taken together in a long time! I took so many photographs that I've made this a three part series.
Don't we just LOVE Arizona in the winter?  Tee-shirts and cut-offs.  Fantastic!
I've never seen it, but the rest of the family loves the film "The Three Amigos" with Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short.  Come to think of it, I didn't recognize hardly any of the movies they were all excited about because I rarely sit through more than 20 minutes of a show.
I have however, seen "Tombstone" with Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer and Sam Elliot.  One little lady (not pictured above) absolutely LOVES that movie.  She was too busy blushing from our playful teasing and she was too embarrassed to join us for a picture.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Kite Flying

Buggy's teacher gave her a kite last week.  Over the Rodeo Days break, she and Joey learned how to fly a kite... in little to no wind.  They had fun - it kept them entertained, and wore them out.

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