Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Boulder City Theatre!!!!

On our way to Vegas, we made a detour through Boulder City to stop here at the Historic Boulder City theatre!!!!It is owned by Desi and Amy Arnaz!!!!
Stepping inside the door, my daughter just fell in LOVE with this place!!!!She was a ballerina until she turned 16 and chose Cheerleading over continuing her dance classes. She wishes I had saved all her toe shoes!!!!Isn't this delightful???? Alot of Miss Amy's (that is what her students call her)students give her their old shoes and they sign them and they hang here!!!!
I had the wonderful and delightful chance to meet Amy and she is such a dear sweet lady, she got out of her car and gave me a hug as if we were old friends!!!!She and I started writing back and forth only a short time ago, but it has been a Huge pleasure getting to know her!!!!
Their theatre is so historic, it was built back in 1931 and at that time the only building in town with air conditioning, so the hard working men who worked on building Hoover Dam this was a welcome place to come!!!Today the theatre is home to Boulder City Ballet Company which Amy runs and puts on the annual NUTCRACKER BALLET. Also a few live plays, they are getting ready for the Wizard of Oz to start showing!!!
Corie and Miss C checking out the theatre!!!
The play posters were all around town!!
Camdyn loved dancing about in one of the many ballet rooms!!!!She is perfecting her Pirouettes now!!!!
Amy was so generous and gave Miss C this lovely doll that a lady in town makes to go along with a character from one of her 3 children books she has written, she autographed one of the 3 books we took with us!!!!Amy also gave me 1 box and a collectible tin of chocolates with her very famous Mother-in-law on it, that was always my favorite episode of I LOVE LUCY, where her and Ethel get jobs at the Chocolate factory!!!! I will be re-creating that scene for you very soon!!!!
"A good friend is like a wonderful book, the inside is even better then the cover"
Amy took us on a little tour of Historic Boulder City!!! Of course our first stop was the sweet shop!!!!Will's Mom was so excited for Will to meet her!!!!
The quilt shop in town!!!!
Amy, Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to give us a very special tour of your lovely city!!!!
And THANK YOU again for all the great gifts, it MADE MY DAY!!!!!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Jamie, I've been trying to catch up. I've read your last few posts and your trip to Vegas just sounds like the most fun. You guys always do the most interesting things. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Audra said...

Me too! I have been MIA and trying to catch up. Love that you met Lucy's daughter in law. I met Lucy when I was in 4th grade and thought she was as amazing as she had been on the show.

I love that you are always going and have great times. I am going to make this a stop on my way to Vegas next time!

just call me jo said...

You find the neatest places and people. What a fun adventure! Loved the quilts. I also loved Lucy. What does Dezi (jr.) do?

Anonymous said...

Oh that was a fun post. For sure I can hardly keep up with you. Good for you. All the wonderful memories your Miss C. will have with her Mimi.

Chatty Crone said...

I wondered where you were - you're on your way to Vegas!

So that was Lucy's daughter in law. Interesting. I LOVED Lucy. She was the funniest!


Corie said...

LOVED visiting this theatre! Ballet was such a huge part of my childhood, it was a walk down memory lane!

Deanna said...

Hi Jamie,
I still watch I Love Lucy! The job at the Chocolate Factory is one of the funniest there is although last week-end Lucy was a Ballerina and during this one Lucy was so funny.

What a great place to visit and truly sweet that you got to meet your new friend in person. Fantastic.

Take care and God Bless,

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! How FUN!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Debra said...

How fun Jaime! Vegas is definitly on my bucket list of things to do!

Looks like ya'll having a great time!

Kissed by an Angel said...

How fabulous!! What a thrill meeting Amy too!!! Kelly and I still love Lucille Ball, she was marvellous!! So funny!! I realised though that we (in the UK) a have totally different sense of humour to you in the USA!! We were watching clips from I Love Lucy in Universal, Florida, we were all laughing, but Kelly and I were laughing at different bits to the American people!! Anyway, what awonderful time you had in Boulder City!

The Martin Family said...

Loved all the picture's and your posts about what you seen and and what you did. So cool meeting that nice Lady. Sounds like you had a great time.

~CC~ said...

Hello Jamie
Camdyn has grown so much since I last saw your blog.Your visit to Boulder City looks like such a good time!How wonderful to see all those ballerina shoes hanging there from Miss Amy's student... heart moving really.Its so good to not only read your exciting posts,but I feel I can make comments once again.
...I am so sorry I had not visited for a while...I got sick...I took some time to heal,so didn't do a lot of visiting...I don't have the stamina I once had.

Please come for visit
Tracy Grace

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very cool Jamie! Dan and I stopped there several years ago when we flew into Vegas and then drove to Holbrook to see my brother who was living there then. I wish I had known about that dance place, it looks amazing! You are a busy gal my friend, your all over this country of ours!!
Big Hugs and thanks for the good wishes too!

Gigi (aka) Chris said...

Love ALL the pictures!! Looks like everyone had a GREAT time...especially the Birthday Boy and girl... Happy Birthday Will and Jesse!!!

Karen said...

WOW! And to think I "introduced" you two! HA! Sounds like you had a fun time! I am so jealous. I hope you told her that you knew me!!
Gee - have you told . . . let' see - how should I word this . . . "you know who" that met Amy thru BLOGGING?????
:) That oughta get her goat - GASP! Did I just say that?
Yes, I leave for Savannah on Wed. I AM SO FLIPPIN' EXCITED!!!!
SO . . . . brown hair huh? Ya gotta love it.
Have a wonderful weekend . . . wear a BIG hat!
:) Hugs! Karen