Saturday was my birthday and we celebrated as a family by going to Rawhide. It's only 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix and so much fun...esp. for boys who love guns and dirt. I live with two such boys. Hubby was downright giddy in the car as we pulled into the dirt parking lot. Rawhide wasn't very crowded and rather inexpensive. Our armbands were $15/ea and allowed us to do everything (except ride camels, they were $5/ride).
Inside the gate less than five minutes I heard my first gun shot; it was a street show down. After watching the show lil man wanted to ride the burrows. Then we rode the desert train.
The lone ranger had a 15 minute performance. He wasn't very good he kept getting tangled in his whip (which was hard not to laugh!), but our lil guy was glued to the gun action.
Always looking for a bit of extra cash, we tried our hand a panning for (fake) gold. Hey, could this be considered a Montessori work?...using fine and gross motor skills. :)