Wednesday, July 9, 2008

4th of July in Tombstone

I'm back.

For the 4th of July, we wanted to go camping, but numerous factors played into that not working out so we decided to take a trip south to Tombstone with Nate's parents. We decided that there are lots of places in Arizona we haven't explored yet and need to so this was first on our list.

On the way, we stopped by Colossal Cave which is where we went in February when JoDee came, but Nate missed it that time and the girls wanted to show him the cave. Although, lately London is terrified of absolutely everything so, of course, she bowed out of the tour and only Nate, Pat and Savy ended up going while Norma and I stayed out with London and Reagan.

Speaking of London being afraid of everything, I found out just today that she's terrified of E.T.! This is totally wacked because for the past year she's been obsessed with him. Last year for her b-day she had an E.T. cake (actually it was a huge cookie) and if Wall-e hadn't come out, it probably would have been E.T. again this year. About a month or two ago, she even informed me that this year she wanted the white, sick E.T. on her cake since last year he was normal. I was disturbed by that, but also got a good laugh out of it. She's the strangest girl ever. So you can imagine my surprise when Savy's chasing her around and she's screaming - hysterically shaking from fear by a cd cover with E.T. on it (some movie soundtracks mixture thing). When did this happen? I have no idea, but I do know the girl is afraid of everything lately.

Happy 4th of July!
Our little family. I am really hating my hair right now and am thinking about getting side-bangs (long ones) for a change and I'm growing it out again (ha!). Any suggestions?
Tombstone. Savy is the quintessential girl, isn't she?
Re-enactment of the famous gunfight at the OK Corral. We only realized after we'd left that we never took pictures by the OK Corral, so this will have to do. I found myself a real cowboy there!
You can't go to Tombstone and not have some good old Sasparilla!
Savy's Sasparilla.
I just love this goofy girl - she keeps us laughing (or is it crying?)
Inside the Birdcage Theatre. The lady showed us all these gunshots inside the bar where the bullets were still lodged. It was interesting to imagine all the wild goings-on that happened in there.
The 4th was beautiful and we even got some rain to cool it off, but the next day was a little warmer so we had popsicles.
The Dragoon Mountains, just outside of Tombstone were beautiful. Nate took these from our hotel which was on a hill above the city. After walking around all day on the 4th, we took the girls swimming and into the hot tub, waiting for the fireworks. We were quite impressed with the show they put on for such a small town. And the weather was PERFECT. We really had a great time just getting away from the heat and life.
I can't resist putting in these two darling pictures of my Reagan.
She's just so darn cute!


Amy said...

Yay...I'm so glad you posted so many pictures! The whole sick E.T. thing kills me still. I can't help but laugh out loud thinking about it. I truly love your girls. They were so cute & fun at Aidan's party.

Your 4th weekend pictures are fantastic. It's so great to get away as a family...even if it isn't far.

We'll miss you guys this week!

Melissa M. said...

What great pictures! That looks like a fantastic time.
It was Kamiah, Idaho by the way.

Heather said...

Lovely trip to Tombstone. I lived in the area for half my life and never did the touristy thing and all I remember of Tombstone is some little dying town as I drove there to play volleyball. Someday I will have to go back and experience what you did.

You girls are looking big and cute and your hair will look darling with side swept bangs. Do it!

sherry said...

I would have thought it would be WAY too hot to travel south! My instinct is to head north.I would never have thought the weather would have been nice down there. It makes me hot just looking at you carrying sweet Reagan in the carrier. Was the weather really good? I absolutely love the side shot of Reagan in her cute hat. It is my favorite.