Yesterday afternoon Mickey and I went back to the Surprise Party - what a great way to finish up our stay in Arizona. This little city sure knows how to plan community events.
As promised, there were elephants and camels and ponies and much, much more for the enjoyment of young and old alike.
|These female Asian elephants were lovely gentle animals|
|They had interesting markings on their trunks and heads, and looked very feminine and sweet with their flowered wreaths.|
|As you can see, Tai has a Hollywood career doing commercials and movies, including Larger Than Life with Bill Murray|
|They seemed to enjoy performing, bowing and posing while carrying children on their backs.|
|It looks like she has freckles|
|One of the miniature Shetland ponies for the kids to ride on|
|And the camels gave kids a ride - not my favorite animal|
|The lower jaw seems to move in a totally unhinged manner|
|Mickey was embarassed to learn that this 'statue' was alive when she told me to pose with it/him|
|This super tall couple juggled their way around the park|
|This beautiful cockatiel sat on his post watching the crowds while his friends, the macaws slept the day away just beside him|
|I loved this darling little 1959 Nash convertible. It looks like a car a teenage girl in those days would have loved to drive to the beach.|
|I took this picture for my grandson Max who loves the transformers, particularly Bumblebee, who was modelled after this car...too cool!|
|And this was the style of car that was new when I was born - a 1948 Chevrolet, I think.|
After spending a lovely time at the party, Mickey and I headed back to the house to get ready to head to the airport and our flight home in the dark. I had a lovely two weeks down there, first with Lloyd and then with Mickey. I'm looking forward to doing it again.