Off to see the Wizard . . .

Jan and I both slept in this morning. She’s normally up around 7, but this morning it was more like 9:30, due to our 12 hour, 150 mile daytrip yesterday. Fun, but tiring.

Of course it also didn’t help that she was wound up enough from the trip that she didn’t actually go to bed until around midnight.

A little after 1pm I got back on the phone, trying to find a replacement passenger side lower outside mirror for our coach. I first called American Coach and was told that they no longer stock replacement parts for RAMCo Mirrors since they don’t use them anymore.

So my next call was to RAMCo themselves, and was happy to find that they did still have a replacement mirror in stock. So for $24 plus shipping they sent one out.

Now I just have to find out if I can get my money back on the wrong one that I got from Velvac a couple of weeks ago. I’ll try and call them tomorrow.

Around 2:30 Jan and I headed out for a movie and then dinner. We were going to see Oz the Great and Powerful, the latest retelling of L. Frank Baum’s stories of the land of Oz. Like most of the theaters in Las Vegas, the one was also in a casino, too.

Produced by Disney, directed by Sam Rami, with music by Danny Elfman, the storyline is somewhat of a prequel to Baum’s original “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and its 13 sequels. But this story is told without Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, or the Cowardly Lion. And not even “Toto, too”.

Although Jan thought it dragged, I enjoyed it and found it very well done. Like the 1939 movie, this one also starts out in black & white and then colorizes in Oz. The movie was very successful for Disney, earning almost $500 million worldwide. This almost certainly means sequels.

Getting out of the movie about 6pm, we drove a couple of blocks away to have dinner at Applebee’s. After a good meal, and one of those small Shooter desserts for each of us, we got home a little before 8pm.

As far as tomorrow, we’ll see. If it looks like a madhouse out there with the beginning of the Memorial Day Weekend, we may just stay at home.

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Thought of the Day:

An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.

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4 Responses

  1. did you see it in 3 d it was worth paying a little extra if only for the effects of the show I thought it was fabulous………of course wizard of oz has always been my favorite enjoy the Memorial weekend rainey and funky here take car

  2. Greg, Well as a regular reader of your blog, also nicks, and
    living right down the road in sacramento, I am well aware of nick
    many times attracting the rain when he arrive’s.. But Greg I
    think that you should have shared with all,at least Nick, that last night we had a 5.7 earthquake about 50 miles from you,, You may not know we have not had them for a while… Now I’m not saying
    well maybe I am saying,, Oh lets just the readers decide but here
    you are less than a week in the area and here’s them quakes again..
    Watch out Bend here come’s Greg…..

  3. John, I’ve always had to carry the blame for what Greg does to the local climate. Thank you for pointing this out. It’s not me after all. (Okay, sometimes it is me too) :)

  4. Joanie,

    Since it had been out so long, it was no longer shown in 3D.

    It was easy to see the scenes that would really stand out in 3D.

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