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Celebrating Christmas in Cowboy Style

5 Dec

For something a little different than the usual winter wonderland Christmas celebration, how about celebrating this holiday season in a Texan Cowboy style? One of the most popular attraction for charter bus visitors to Arizona is Rawhide’s Cowboy Christmas Celebration. Located in the Gila River Indian Community, this western frontier town goes back in history when the Huhukam Civilization was at its peak.

Exploring the Wild Wild West

At this western frontier, rental bus visitors can find the typical 1880’s style Old West shops, just like how it is like in the movies. Even the meals are done the cowboy way, with cookouts at sundown. Exciting shows are held such as gunfights and stunt show, all done at the Six Gun Theater.

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Helldorado Gunfight Showdown

26 Jul

When we were younger, we enjoyed playing cowboys with our friends or cousins. Back then, we used to dream about becoming a superhero cowboy when we grow up. But, little did we know that this childhood dream of being a cowboy can be reminisced with a trip to the Helldorado Gunfight Theatre and Restaurant. Helldorado Town is a Wild West theme park that many would enjoy, and it is suitable for the young, the old and especially for cowboy fanatics. If you are looking to plan a trip that is fun, exciting and preferably with some comedy, then Helldorado Town is just the right place to go in a chartered Arizona coach bus.

As you plan your trip to the Helldorado Gunfight Theatre and Restaurant, be sure to bring along your cowboy fanatic friends along or they’ll “shoot” you when they find out that you’ve been here without them! After all, since you will be chartering an Arizona bus, filling the bus up with your “cowboy friends” is not that big a deal. On top of that, your friends will thank you for inviting them – especially if they too, have also been wanting to find or plan a trip such as this one.

At the Helldorado Town, you and your friends will get to enjoy at least half an hour’s of comedy gunfight show before or after you tour the town itself. Go on a trolley ride as you tour the cowboy town; sip a cold beer or sarsaparilla as you enjoy the comical gunfight performance by the owner and his fellow re-enactors. Other than that, if you ever get hungry, you can always drop by The Chuckwagon Eatery to grab a bite or order food from the Cerveza’s Cantina and Snacks and have your order delivered to you while you are enjoying the show! And if you like, you and your friends can also play golf at their Mad Miners Mini Golf course and check out each hole that features Tombstone’s Wild West facts. After you have had your hands on the golf clubs, hand it over in exchange for a “gun”. Put your shooting skills to the test as you participate in the Old Time Shooting Gallery with a long distance Range Rifles or have a draw down against one of Helldorado Town’s fastest Gunfighters – but you will have to be faster than the Gunfighters or risk being shot – with water! Before you leave home in your chartered Arizona bus, be sure to get your own pictures taken from behind the bars at the Jailhouse or the Boothill coffin and bring it home to keep as a reminder of how much fun you had at the Helldorado Gunfight Theatre and Restaurant!

Balloons over Arizona

7 May

Cool weather signals the start of the hot air ballooning season in Arizona. The cooler the air, the less fuel it takes to heat the air inside the balloon and rise above the deserts. For hot areas like southern Arizona, temperatures finally dip below 80 degrees Fahrenheit in early November. The Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival celebrates the cool weather, bringing balloonists and charter bus visitors from around the country to soar over Arizona’s picturesque desert. Visit Arizona with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charter Arizona and travel through the state in comfort and style.

The Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival takes place in Yuma, Arizona, over three days in mid-November. The ballooning event heralds the arrival of cool weather and winter charter bus visitors that flock to the area for its warm winter climate. On Saturday and Sunday, the balloons are launched from West Wetlands Park near the shore of the Colorado River. Buttes in the desert beyond serve as a dramatic backdrop for the ballooning events. Other events, such as a media balloon flight and Saturday evening balloon glow, take place at other locations in the city of Yuma.

The balloons lift off en mass Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Early birds on a Arizona charter bus can arrive at 6 a.m. when balloonists begin the process of inflating their balloon and readying it for flight. Coffee, hot chocolate and food items are available for sale as you walk around observing colorful nylon material transform into their familiar shapes. The balloons go wherever the wind takes them, so you may see them head over the desert or float above town.

Charter bus visitors can watch the balloonists to have a competition called “Hound and Hare.” The balloon acting as the hare changes elevations to catch different wind currents while the hound balloons seek to follow. The hare will eventually lay out a large “x” on the ground where it lands. The hounds then try to maneuver over the “x” and drop a weighted marker with their number on it. The pilot whose marker comes closest to the center of the “x” is the winner. It is more difficult than it sounds, since balloons have no steering wheels or rudders and rely solely on the skill of the pilot to catch delicate wind currents at varying elevations to change direction.

A Saturday afternoon carnival features rides in a tethered balloon. The flight lasts about five minutes and bring rental bus visitors 75 feet in the air. Students from local schools launch handmade tissue-paper balloons to see whose can fly the longest and farthest. Darkness sets the stage for the Balloon Glow, where colorful balloons are lit from inside in timing to music. At West Wetlands Park, parents with young children can check out the The Stewart Vincent Wolfe Memorial Playground, a large fanciful castle filled with slides and other delightful activities for kids on a charter bus visit. Fishermen can cast a line in the park’s pond and kayakers and other paddlers may wish to launch at the boat ramp to watch the balloons lift off from the vantage point of the water.

Fly high over Arizona in a balloon when you plan a charter bus visit to Arizona with Bus Charter Arizona.