New Farm Park, Brisbane

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

HOW THE WEST WAS LOST-USA Adventure Part 30

After Zion N.P. we stopped for lunch on the way to the Grand Canyon. The tour guide had a surprise for us, which wasn't in the brochure. She organised a pioneers lunch and a part in a movie for all 50 of us.
We were in the western town of Kanab, which is famous for being the place where many Western Movies were made back in the 50's and 60's. John Wayne, James Stewart, Alan Lad and many others spent much time here while filming.

The owners of the restaurant took us out the back, gave us costumes and a role to play in a Western. Bill and I were the pioneer family. We all felt silly but it was funny.



This was our whole tour group that made up the cast of the pretend movie. Bill and I are at far right

Duncan, one of the tour members made a short video of the movie. Bill and I are in the middle at the back. I had to wash the clothes on a wash board while Bill is sharpening tools on an anvil. We have to mop our brow and kiss. Then Bill shoots the Indians when they charge at us.



24 comments:

  1. LOL! What good sports you were. I'm not sure I'd have done it. :)

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  2. That looked like so much fun!!!

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  3. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments. I appreciate them. Yes it is very lonely without my Ben.
    Hugs,
    Kay

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  4. hilarious and what great fun, I am thinking they got the poster right!

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  5. So funny, I enjoyed the movie very much.

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  6. I have absolutely to watch our videos of the USA trips, you bring back so many memories. I think you should always wash this way, it suits you very well ! (but without an armed Bill besides you, lol )

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  7. What fun. I love the part where the Indians forgot their horses.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  8. Only in America! But such are wonderful memories made. Good fun!

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  9. It gave you a chance to stand and run and stretch your legs a little bit before you had to climb back on the bus! You look great in a red bonnet, btw.

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  10. Funny article, good that you publish so often lately.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  11. O, this is so funny, you must have enjoyed yourselve very much. Isn't it nice to do silly things at this age and not bother what other people think?

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  12. thanks loeve and laugh ... and what will our gran gran kids do .. flying ti the moon :))

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  13. What a HOOT! I love love love Kanab! So glad you got to see sooo mcuh!

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  14. That was about the funniest thing I have seen in a long time! A motley looking band of Indians.....but the horses were cute! You must have had a lot of fun!

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  15. Wow! now you're movie stars and I thought that guy shot you - I think you done a great job at washing on the scrubbing board and the kiss from Bill was the loveliest part of the movie Bravo!!
    I loved it!

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  16. What a lovely adventure. Photos are good.

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  17. You make a very stylish washerwoman.

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  18. Just brilliant - you both look quite film star-ish!!

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  19. What fun! We stayed in Kanab on our trip, but we never had the chance to be in a movie.

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  20. I think you and Bill had the best parts, right in center stage!

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  21. Thanks for sharing the video Diane - you all were terrific sports!

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  22. Hi Diane, We stayed in Kanab --and had no idea this area was there. Guess we didn't drive far enough into Kanab. We were at the Holiday Inn Express --and went in and out toward the north...

    Next time we go to Kanab, I'll check out that place. Looks like loads of fun!!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  23. A bit of silliness in the name of fun is good for the soul! You played your parts well :)

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  24. You were good sports. (My Bill would have jumped the bus at that point.)

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