Old Tucson was the next stop on our adventures in Tucson. Austin and I spent the day catching up on our Old Hollywood Western knowledge lol. I kid but it was pretty fun to see. We walked around Old Tucson looking at all of the old buildings and checking out clothing worn by the woman of Little House On The Prairie (loved that show as a kid) & other famous western shows. We learned a little bit about Billy the Kid, Little Oakley Annie, Butch Cassidy, and many other famous gun slingers from the Old West. It was also cool seeing the old film making cameras they used to use to make Old Hollywood Westerns movies. Over 300 movies and tv shows have been filmed here since 1939. Apparently Old Tucson is still used today, while we were there we saw a film crew shooting. They pretty much shut down the area while filming so we had to wait to pass certain streets, kind of cool to see :).
Austin tried his luck Panning for Gold and he struck it rich lol! It was actually just pyrite so he won’t be leaving his job just yet. :) It was still fun to learn how they did it. We also checked out the school-house and the way one would have looked like back when. They used imagery to show addition, subtraction and multiplication. One watermelon, plus two watermelon, equals you know… If they could just find a way to use watermelons and other fruit to explain algebra, trigonometry and other difficult forms of math then I’d have no problem figuring out the horrible subject. lol.
Old Tuscon was pretty fun to explore. It was especially fun to use for selfie time lol. There were a bunch of fun colored walls made of steel, wood and sand which made for fun little backgrounds to take selfies. On my journey to loving myself more and being more comfortable in my own skin I try to take some time to photograph myself. I also want to encourage my son to feel good about the way he looks too so I made him do it too! Yes, boys need to love themselves and feel good about themselves too! Whenever I’d see a fun wall that would go with what we were wearing I’d yell out “selfie” time and we’d take a few fun photos together and apart. It was super fun! And allowed me to get a little creative here in dust town :). All in all it was a fun day. Probably isn’t a place I’d come to regularly but I’m glad we did even if it’s just this one time :). So long Old Tucson!