Friday, April 18, 2014

Old Town Shootout

First and foremost, Happy Easter to one and all.  

I wanted to post the last part of my January adventure. It turned out to be one of the most enjoyable days of my whole trip.

Following the signs from the freeway that run throughTucson, I drove right to the turn off for Old Town Tucson. The road was one of those small roller coaster roads with dips and twists and ups and downs.  Just driving it was a hoot!

 A horse stable in the middle of town.


 Ye ole gun fight in the street with an Irish cowboy named McCarthy. The sheriff told the drunk to leave town but he ....


 Ended up in a gun fight.  What is it with those people who get drunk and want to fight?



Does anyone recognize this building? My daughter's favorite movie was shot here called "The Three Amigos" with Steve Martin ....  That line from the tall pole was one that he used to slide down to the ground.

 To me, this was the best show in town with another gun fight. See the cowboy climbing the ladder.


Surprise, the other cowboy pushed him and the ladder off and down he went. We were all gasping at such a long fall.


The third cowboy shot the guy on top the building.

If you look close, you can see the 2nd cowboy falling just past the 2nd window after he got shot.

I gotta hand it to these stuntmen. they put on a spectacularly funny and interesting show.  My Canadian friends and I were in awe.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Candle Reflection

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Another invention by Da Vinci - it thought it might have something to do with the modern day camera with reflecting images.  I may be way off base though.

Does anyone know?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Warm or Cold

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Believe it or not, that is a herd of Buffalo just east of Zion National Park. We have recently had warm weather so that snow has melted.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Blue Water Casino's Da Vinci Exhibit


I stayed at Parker, AZ and the next morning I drove to the Blue Water Casino owned by the Colorado River Indian Tribe to see the Da Vinci Exhibit. Apparently, this casino has a large venue of concerts by entertainers like Wynonna Judd or Kenny Rogers.


It had a very appealing the entryway with a yellow brick fountain.



I learned a lot about Da Vinci - I did not know that he painted so many paintings.

 His drawings and creations were an eye opener.

 I love his paintings.

  This was a very good exhibit for people like me who have not studied art.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Tidbits from Arizona

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I enjoyed a steaming hot chocolate with a scrumptious raspberry streusel while enjoying the scenery at the Desert Museum. 

 While leaving the Desert Museum northeast of Tucson, Arizona, a Coyote crossed my path that morning.


 I am drawn again and again to Sedona. Reflections never ending of those gorgeous red mountains.

 She looks very comfortable in her desert home.

A grand shot while returning to Utah going through Zion National Park in winter.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Around My Town

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Statue of David Evans who settled Lehi.  The area was originally called Dry Creek in 1850, then renamed Evansville in 1851 and incorporated to Lehi in 1852. This little park next to the Legacy Center is dedicated to the pioneers, specifically David Evans.

Bishop David Evans was a member of the Mormon church and had seven wives and 41 children. He died at a the age of 79. I can't even begin to think of all the first cousins in that family.


This Pioneer cabin was recently moved next to the museum.  It even has a window space which most pioneer cabins did not have.


Lehi's only museum, located next to the Legacy Center.


Legacy recreation center where I do deep water aerobics four days a week.
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