December 12, 2006

Wax On, Wax Off

**Obviously, I have coding issues as well as a lack of photographic skill. The really offensive picture wasn't loading, but I fixed it now. I don't know whether to apologize for having it there or for having messed it up.....

Ok, let me just start out by saying I am the worst photographer ever. Seriously. I really thought I took some good pictures this trip. Yeah, not so much. How on earth I blurred the damned wax figures I have no idea. It's not like they were movin' all that fast......or WERE they?

And just so ya know, AW thought it was just as creepy there as I did.

Anyway, I'm home from one of the best weekends I've had in forever. Seriously. There is just something about being around a FAMILY. And then being made to feel like you're a part of that family. Damn. It was exactly what I needed.

But instead of waxing poetic, let me tell you a bit about our trip to Hot Springs. We started off with a wonderful latin lunch. Let me tell you, one thing that AW and I share is a real love of food. It was fantastic. But there was sooo much to see, so many places we wanted to get too. Because the first thing we spotted upon our arrival into the city of Hot Springs was the wax museum. But that, that had to wait......

We walked the streets of Hot Springs. No wait - not like that. We were gawking. And you would have too. I saw a red headed, one toothed ho. THAT was entertaining. And it was all down hill from there.

Then we hit the Arlington Hotel. OK, we didn't atually HIT it. We went inside, looked around and left. The one thing we noticed was the lack of holiday decorations. It was sorta pathetic, if I may be so bold. (this from the woman who hasn't decorated for two years. I know, I know - people, glass houses, stones....but still....)

After the run through at the hotel we just couldn't wait one more minute to see that wax museum. We had been talking about it for weeks. The anticipation was almost paletable. Seriously.

Now - remember.....before you click into the extended entry. I really do take horrible pictures. Folks have tried to help me, but I'm a point and click kinda gal.


First I'll share a picture of a redition we swear is AW and I - we were kinda surprised to see a display in the museum already, I mean really. We're "big time bloggers" and all, but I figured they'd wait until we at LEAST did the Jay Leno show......

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And NO - I'm not going to tell you which is which!!!

Now, seriously, as you arrive at the museum (and you have to know how difficult it is to call it that...) you take an escalator up to the top floor. At the top of the floor is, well, I guess a picture is the only way to describe it.....


I was speechless. Just speechless. Jesus? In a Wax Museum? I had issues with it.....

What you can't see behind really well is the display of the Last Supper. Complete with name tags. I'd put that picture up, but because of the lighting, AW came out looking slightly deranged and you can't see the figures at all. (and that is all because I'm soooo bad with the camera, she really wasn't deranged. Really) Oh, and so you know - we couldn't stop laughing over the name tags. We're not real sure WHY we thought that was so funny but we did. And this was all just at the top of the stair. We still had a loooonnnnnngggggg way to go.

We continue past the religious displays and around the corner we see.....

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Oh, there was no way in HELL we were missing this!!!

It was extra EXTRA dark, and can I just say gory? Yeah, gory. And gross. Unfortunetly none of the pictures turned out all that well, really bad. You can't see anything.

So - we stumble, due to extreme laughter, through the Hall-O-Horrors to get to possibly the scariest display in the entire place. Brace yourselves. I refuse to actually POST it so you'll have to click - I don't want to be responsible for spreading the terror! Please note: I was sayin "this is what I'm gonna need for you to do..." but somehow I don't think she was buyin' it.

Next we come to yet another religious display. But at least we weren't offended by this one. AND we actually knew who it was!


Finally we get to the "make believe" part of the tour. Yeah, like there was a big difference there....

Anyway - as I came around the corner I see THIS -


Scared the SHIT outta me!

Then I saw the rest of the display and it explained everything.

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Who wouldn't look like that livin' with a Red Queen?!?!?!?

Anyway - that's about all I can tell you about the wax museum. My therapist is waiting and I'm probably gonna need a couple extra sessions.......

Posted by Tammi at December 12, 2006 02:38 AM | TrackBack

The pictures are good! I have found that when it is just a little too dark, my pictures come out blurry...

Glad you are home in one piece and that you had a great time!

Posted by: Richmond at December 12, 2006 04:40 AM

Gah! It is way too early in the morning for me to have clicked that link!
Cuz, yeah, the anti-Christ IS very scary!

Posted by: Raging Mom at December 12, 2006 07:26 AM

Ok, I can't figure out who the people are in the picture you had to click.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at December 12, 2006 10:22 AM

It's the Clintons.

1) REALLY bad wax museum
2) Arkansas......

Posted by: Tammi at December 12, 2006 10:56 AM

ROFL!!! I remember wanting to visit that wax museum when I was a kid. My parents declined the opportunity which, in retrospect, is probably just as well. *g*

Love the pictures!

I moseyed over here from AW's, by the way. :)

Posted by: Tori Lennox at December 12, 2006 01:18 PM

What I want to know is what is goosing the King and why does the Red Queen look like a midget wolf-man in mid-transformation?

And I agree about the whole crusifiction thing, that just doesn't seem right.

On the other hand, AWTM looks lovely!

Posted by: Lee Ann at December 12, 2006 01:45 PM

It looks like Hillary is ignoring you . . . How fun!

Posted by: oddybobo at December 12, 2006 02:32 PM

I always wondered where the wax ended up after first (I hope) being used at a salon!

Posted by: vet66 at December 12, 2006 02:43 PM

OK, I nearly spit when I saw Christ and I thought, before I even read what you wrote, "YOu MUST be kidding me!" Good Grief! And the King and Queen? They could do their own horror movies. Really. I'm going to have nightmares...

Posted by: Bou at December 12, 2006 05:12 PM

Why is Algore with the Red Queen?

Posted by: Peter at December 12, 2006 08:59 PM

NEXT time you visit, yall hollar at me, ive been working on a "BAD BAD things that happened in Ho' Springs" walking tour and guidebook.

and ill spring for the best hamburgers, YOU will ever have

Posted by: Kr0w at December 12, 2006 10:31 PM

Caption contest.

Posted by: zonker at December 13, 2006 09:51 PM

I'm glad you and AWTM had a great time. I can just hear her laughing now....

Posted by: Andi at December 13, 2006 10:13 PM

I'm gonna burn for this caption, but:

"Tammi was shocked to discover that Jesus was going commando"

Posted by: Harvey at December 15, 2006 11:34 AM
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