Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rawhide

I bought a Groupon to this Western theme park several months ago thinking we could take the kids and have a good time. We had enjoyed visiting Goldfield, Arizona, so much and this seemed a lot like that, so I figured we couldn't go wrong. Luckily, even though we started our evening at 103 degrees, I was right!

We saw two different shows by the same group of guys--I think they call themselves the Arizona Rough Riders. We saw a separate show by a Miss Kate and her rescue animals. Her horses could do amazing tricks and she could use a whip like a pro (she won some national title associated with the horse tricks she does years ago). We also ate steaks, panned for gold--they make sure each child gets a little bag full, rode burros, petted llamas, baby goats (3 weeks old), a miniature horse, sheep and pigs and had a band play us "Long, Tall Texan" and we didn't even do it all! We left after 9 pm and we got there when it opened. It was so much fun and I'm hoping to do it again when it starts to cool back down.


Acting scared of the stuffed Rattlesnake



Sad to be captured





At first those baby goats were friendly...





Then they started jumping on us... (Owen thinks this is pretty funny since he's not the victim!)





Then they were eating pieces of our hats!!!!





See how tiny that horse is?





This shot (ha, ha) is from the Billy the Kid show (see the guy falling?), we also saw one about Wild Bill Hickok



A picture with the whole cast. The bad guy tried to get Owen to shake his hand, but Owen was having none of it telling him, "You're a bad guy! You killed that guy who cheated at cards."





Strike it rich!



Riding off into the sunset...

10 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Looks like you all had fun. Goats! I still haven't recovered from being attacked by goats who were after my lunch at the Children's section of London Zoo when I was 8.
I signed up for Groupon here in CA but all they want to offer me are spa days and hair appointments that are too expensive even with half-off. Plus i hate spas and have a barber cut my hair for $10.

Lacey said...

Where is rawhide? Sounds like fun- we love Goldfield!

Lauren and Trevor said...

What a fun time! Wish they had that in Ohio.

JenW said...

looks awesome! we've never been to goldfield or anywhere that interesting...good for you for getting the groupon and using it! sometimes the hardest part:)

rachel said...

What a fun day! Love it! Those are some big memories. Love the goat hat biting pic!

Heather said...

What a blast! I've never been, but you guys made it look pretty fun :)

Heather said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm switching your address for my blog Audrey :)

peachytiffers said...

I've wanted to go there for a while. Looks like you had tons of fun! Love all the pics!

wackywilsons said...

Despite the heat, what a fun memory and the kiddos looked fantastic in their gettups!

Lara said...

Looks like a very fun time! I wish we lived closer to a Groupon city center. :)