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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Stepping Back In Time

Oops!  We were going to go to the aircraft boneyard today but we were saved at the last minute from a big mistake.  Looking over the brochure in the campground office while we were waiting to get our FHU site, I noticed that the tours are given year round...Monday through Friday.  Fortunately I remembered that today was Saturday, thank goodness I checked the retirement day clock this morning.

We were able to get the exact site we wanted out of eight that came open.  We were third on the pick list and in no time were moved and set up.  This is a really nice campground and at $19/night, plus all the jet watching for free, we almost could not ask for anything better (except a hot tub).

So we Semper Gumby'd it and changed to go back in time, to Old Tucson Movie Studios.


The drive out to the studios was amazing, with mountain vistas literally covered with all kinds of cacti, we wished we had brought some folding chairs so we could have stopped and sat in the chairs for hours just trying to soak in all the beauty.




Old Tucson Studios is an old western town where literally hundreds of western movies and TV shows were filmed.  Walking the streets, we could just imagine seeing John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Richard Boone, Chuck Conners, and the Cartwrights while the cameras were rolling.




This is the set for the famous western, The Three Amigos, which starred Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short.


Someone could have made a fortune with a building like this in Quartzsite.


We found one building that we could visit to help our budget.


Yes, we're really not liking this full time life.  ;c)


Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


16 comments:

  1. Cool place! I'm surprised that Marti did not post any cacti pictures..:)

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  2. Yep we always had a couple of chairs in our toad when we were on the road. You just never know when a Happy Hour might break out or maybe you just need a nap.

    Looks like a neat movie set.

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  3. we feel your pain..sure looks like you are having no 'fun' at all!!

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  4. You're in an amazing area with so many things to do and see. I can tell you're not missing any of the fun there either.

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  5. Great day....looks like a really fun place...enjoy

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  6. You two looks SOOOOO Happy!!!

    Can't wait to join the Fulltime Ranks:o))

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  7. Thanks for taking us back in time with you; looks like you found a good place to "not have fun."

    I can see how the days can become mixed up in retirement. Good thing I put the day as well as the date in my posts ... I'll be able to go to the previous day's post to figure out what day of the week it is :-))

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  8. What a great picture of you two. You look like kids with your hands in the candy jar!!

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  9. Thank goodness for those retirement clocks to help us remember what day of the week it is. Great substitute though for the boneyard.

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  10. Didn't take you guys long to get into the swing of this lifestyle...you guys look so happy and content with your lives...we know that feeling! Keep it up and safe travels!

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  11. I thought sure there'd be a shot of you swaggering down the street with your six shooter strapped on! :)

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  12. Isn't retirement great and how you can just forget what day it is.....ahhhh. Now when you watch a western, you say "Hey we've been there"!!!

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  13. do not miss the drive through Saguaro National Park, if ast all possible. Take the chairs!

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  14. That looks like a fun place to visit.

    You guys really need to learn how to cheer up. ;-)

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