Calico Adventure ~ June 2015

Posted by Amy O. , Saturday, June 27, 2015 3:30 AM

What do you do when they're closing your street all day for resurfacing?  You head out really early to the Wild West Town nearest you, of course!  On one of our most fun family day trips yet, we spent a Friday in Calico, CA, to the very great delight of our little Sheriff Callie.

We left so early that we stopped to get a little breakfast at Burger King...  (BOOGER KING?!, Vianne asked, giggling) ...where Oliver entertained us with his poses...

"Hallelujah!"
"You guys finish your breakfast, I'll just hang out..."
We made it!  
 The sheriff takes her first look at the surroundings...
Love this shot...



"Wanted, sheriff?  Where do I sign up??"





The house made of bottles

We went for a train ride & had the whole train to ourselves!


We took a tour of Maggie's Mine and came out the other side...
Went over the bridge to see the schoolhouse

Wherever there's a stage, this girl will utilize it...


Vianne loved the panning for gold!  She went back again later (and kept asking for more!).


The (real) Sheriff got such a kick out of Vianne!  Unfamiliar with Sheriff Callie, he called her Sheriff Two-Shoes because she has two horseshoes on her belt.  She was a little confused as to why the town needed a sheriff other than her, but was mostly friendly to him anyway.
She spent a lot of the day moseying up and down the main street, saying, "Hi, I'm the sheriff!" to anyone who passed by.  Hilarious!
Time for a cold one!
"Barkeep!"
A cold...sarsaparilla...her very first!

Catching some shade...it was very hot by early afternoon!

Time to lock up some bandits!



Vianne was so in her element the whole day.  She got a lot of attention from the other visitors, especially when the tour buses rolled in just before lunch time.  A large group of lovely French tourists were particularly charmed by her and all their compliments gave me a chance to dust off my very rusty French.  Vianne keeps asking when we get to go back to Calico!  (I'm thinking when it's a bit cooler...)


1 Response to "Calico Adventure ~ June 2015"

Rebekah Says:

Could she be any cuter?! The one of her walking up main street made me laugh out loud. It looks like you had the whole place to yourselves. So much fun!

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