A Western Farewell to 2022

I sure am happy to have survived the holidays.  During December, some sort of Christmas flu ravaged our neighborhood.  Much to my great sadness, I did not escape the lingering symptoms. But now that the New Year has arrived I feel much less tired and grouchy.  Apparently the strain of flu I had turned normally happy people into raving homicidal maniacs.  Thank goodness that I am rid of those unwelcome emotions.

Toward the end of last year, I decided to expand my Arizona horizons.  To that end, I took on a volunteer job near Benson.  I am now part of the “streetmospere” at the Mescal Movie Set.  My duties include walking the streets, playing my banjo and looking like an old west lady living in town.  My goal is to complement the tours that they offer here.  Here I am in all my wild west glory:

When I am not performing as a musical western woman, I still practice as much bluegrass as possible with my friends.  Check out the music video to the right that Mona and I made before we were both felled by the cruddy flu.

Steve and Chari join me for a nighttime Christmas parade in Tombstone. To my great sadness, there is not a single band in the parade. Not even a Cowboy band.
The Mescal Movie Set is still used for filming. Among its many claims to fame is that it is the actual set where the movie Tombstone was filmed.

Happy New Year!!!

In Loving Memory

Stormy Weathers

About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

11 Replies to “A Western Farewell to 2022”

  1. Robert Epting says: Reply

    Remember the most famous line from Tombstone, “I’m your huckleberry.” by Doc Holiday. And as long as you are using his best line, you should always stroll around armed with a pearl handled pistol, just like him. And get you some proper boots. I do love it!

    N. Clement

  2. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

    I am working on all that! “I’m your huckleberry” is my favorite line and I mutter it often as I am strolling around. I am hoping to get in a skit soon – I love the one where a lady gets shot and she kicks the bucket which rolls out into the street with a big clatter!

  3. jim Sandy dukeman says: Reply

    Good job and good to hear from you as well. Have you ever looked up I believe it is Amelia Washburn and her husband. Something Fleck I think, they are some great banjo players and have been around for a while. Check them out. Keep up the good work and look forward to seeing you if and whenever you come home. Glad you finally kicked the flu bug, we are both fine. Love ya kid. GOD BLESS
    Jim & Sandy

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Glad to hear you are both fine. I think you may be talking about Bela Fleck and yes they are awesome! Oddly i am becoming a better fiddle player than anything else. Just seems easier somehow. You guys take care and have a great 2023!

  4. Happy New Year my friend! Glad you are past that flu bug. Loved the music and the Wild West outfit. Keep posting and playing. Signed Your violin student friend.

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Always a joy to hear from you! Hope your New Year is filled with Happy Fiddle tunes!

  5. Sunny, I love your posts. This end-of-year one was great. I remember a Christmas when all our family was together, and every day a new member got the flu: We never knew who was going to be next not to appear at breakfast! Your harmony with your friend was lovely; I enjoyed the music!

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Thank you, Doris. So glad that you enjoyed the music. I am lucky to have such a great friend to sing with. Hope your travels are going well!

  6. Diane Stephens says: Reply

    You find the most interesting places to share your skills, rolling in the street and dying? ? Loved the music! Be well, no more flu ?

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      So great to hear from you, Diane! Hope you are doing well!

  7. Jack and Ruth Ann Chapman says: Reply

    Finally caught up with all you’ve been doing. What a life RVers have. Not sure if you are going back to Balloon Fiesta but we have decided to take this year off. But who knows what 2024 will bring. Keep traveling, playing your various instruments and enjoying life. Till we meet again, travel safe!

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