If you want something exotic and different for your Significant Honey, check out these Western stocking stuffer delights!
Give your significant other a starring role in a Western. Yep, you read right. Millerosa’s “Star for a Day” helps you fulfill your John Wayne (or Maureen O’Hara) fantasies by putting you in a short movie. Jim Miller, 63, supplies the cameras, the costumes, the script and the lunch. “Stars” just need to bring at least two other people. It only costs $80 per person. Location is Vallecito, California (northern California, east of Angels Camp). Check it out, Pilgrim, at millerosa.com or 209-736-4758.
Got a shooter in the family who loves to read about—Old Guns and Whispering Ghosts: Tales and Twists of the Old West? Check out this nifty new book from Shoot Magazine. Written in a lively style by Jesse “Wolf” Hardin, the heavily illustrated book is a delight for nuts like me. Price: $39.95, call 208-368-9920 to order your copy.
Want to live out your cowboy fantasies on a real, live longhorn cattle drive? The Ranch Experience is the place for the herder in your life. The owners are quick to point out, this is a family ranch—not a dude ranch. Just 40 miles from Dodge City, Kansas, the WE Ranch can match you up with the Hell Bitch, I mean gentle horse, to fit your abilities. A chuckwagon comes along for meals cooked in dutch ovens. You’ll spend your days drivin’ real longhorns and your nights in bedrolls or cowboy tipis. Special packages also available for a “Cowgirl Adventure.” Call Joe or Nancy at 620-826-3649.
Forget your funky T-shirt designs, want someone to paint your pants? Or your boots? I’m not kidding. Annette’s Touch of Class puts tripped-out cowboy art on the most unlikely stuff, and it looks great! You have to see this to believe it. Visit annettestouchofclass.com to check out her designs.
Hankerin’ for a stagecoach ride up into the mountains where you’ll see a bison herd, stop at a ghost town (Pioneer) and eat a great meal? Gold Creek Overland Stage Co. is accepting reservations from May-September: 406-288-3340.
Mrs. earp injured
Terry Earp, playwright and wife of Wyatt Earp (see p. 50), has been severely injured. Earp, 58, is best known for her historical stage plays performed by her husband Wyatt Earp—great-nephew of the Old West lawman—and herself.
She, along with her husband and a family friend, had left the Earps’ north Phoenix home and was bicycling to breakfast when, shortly after 6:30 a.m., the driver of a 2003 Honda Pilot, traveling east, ran a red light at Union Hills Drive and Central Avenue and hit her, Phoenix detective Stacie Derge says.
Terry, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital, where she had several surgeries. She is slowly recovering.