(Jan) When we were at Anza Borrego the decision was made to come to the Wickenburg Gold Rush Days in February. We made reservations at the Congress SKP Park and bought tickets for the Melodrama. Our first taste of Gold Rush Day was on Friday when we headed in for the Arts and Crafts Fair in the Park. There was a wonderful array of vendors of all kinds. Our friend Judie also thought it would be fun to ride the Ferris Wheel so off we four girls went! Here’s Betty and I getting ready to fly high. Mark & Judie, Bill & Gisela, Betty & Duane, Ed & Jan, Mark & Patsy and Chuck & I met for an delicious lunch at Anita’s Cocina next. And after that several of us headed down to listen to live music where we met up with fellow Boomers Frank & Diane! Returning to the SKP Park where other Boomer friends Tom & Jil had arrived, Happy Hour became a party!
Saturday was Parade day in Wickenburg. After a hearty breakfast at the Elks Club we were ready for the parade action. The parade was billed as a parade with 1000 horses! There were lots of beautiful horses but Patsi and I counted ‘only’ 150. It was a very good parade though and we really enjoyed watching. At left is the excellent Sun City Pom Squad and a Stagecoach at right. Ready to watch the parade below are Patsi & Mark, Jan & Chuck, Betty & Duane, Mark & Judie, Gisela & Bill and Jil and Tom. We missed a photo of Jan & Ed.
The following day Chuck & I went into Wickenburg to meet Boomer friends Jim & Diane who were in town for the celebration with their Sun City RV Group. We had a good visit and another delicious Mexican lunch, this time at El Ranchero. Four of the couple in our group went to the Senior Rodeo and reported a very good time.
That evening we all headed into the historic downtown Saguaro theatre for the Desert Stager’s Annual Melodrama. It was a hometown mix of local music talent, cowboy poetry and then the presentation of the Melodrama. Fun Stuff!