A Little History…

Our family just got back from a few days in Tucson, Arizona visiting my Dad and Step-mom.  One of the days was spent on a field trip to “Old Tucson” which is a replicated “old west” town.  Walking in was like being transported back to the late 1800’s where guns were standard apparel and horses and dust as common as Hondas and pavement today .  I had been feeling a little guilty about taking our kids out of school for this mini vacation, but quickly realized the education they would receive this day was invaluable.

I wanted to share a few photos with you:

 

A typical look of an Old West street--notice the coffin leaning against the building on the right.

A typical look of an Old West street–notice the coffin leaning against the building on the right.

This bright red stagecoach pulled tourists through the dusty town

This bright red stagecoach pulled tourists through the dusty town

 

Our whole group--the Hayes five plus my Dad Larry and Step-mom Jeana

Our whole group–the Hayes five plus my Dad Larry and Step-mom Jeana

 

This was a re-created mercantile, take a close look at the details, including a lovely work dress hung in the back.

This was a replicated mercantile, take a close look at the details, including a lovely work dress hung in the back.

 

Slab bacon, yum!

Slab bacon, yum!

 

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We waited at the train stop for the next ride.

We waited at the train stop for the next ride.

 

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Maddie and I on the train.

Maddie and I on the train.

We saw a re-created gun fight in front of this mission--so fun!  By the way, the film Three Amigos with Steve Martin was filmed right here, among many other famous westerns filmed on this set.

We saw a “pretend” gun fight in front of this mission–so fun! By the way, the film Three Amigos with Steve Martin was filmed right here, among many other famous westerns filmed on this set.

We toured an adobe home--simple, very dusty, but sweet in a stay for a weekend sort of way :)

We toured an adobe home–simple, very dusty, but sweet in a stay for a weekend sort of way…

 

The "kitchen/dining" area

The “kitchen/dining” area

Try to imagine my kids walking to church in Little House on The Prairie garb.

Try to imagine my kids walking to church in Little House on The Prairie garb.

Ha Ha

Ha Ha

 

A schoolhouse!  So sweet.

A schoolhouse! So sweet.

 

The kids didn't think so...

The kids didn’t think so…

 

 

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So much fun!

So much fun!

 

So if you’re ever in Tucson, pay “Old Tucson” a visit!  What a great day!

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