Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ghosts and Gardens

"Maybe you got hit in the head with some frozen meat........"

Riding Horizons was like having an out of body experience. However, instead of floating like a ghost through your own time, you had a very short vision of the future unfold before your eyes. You tried to soak it in but you couldn't move or change your perspective to figure out what was going on. You had a basic narration to guide you but it wasn't nearly enough.

Soon your dream state was over and you had the rest of your life to try to make sense of what you saw. Strange gadgets, Strange footwear.

Chief and I are your Patrick Swayze in "Ghost". We learned to manipulate the "out of body" situation and turn it into an "out of ride vehicle" situation. Just like Swayze did when he learned to move objects and shit after he was dead. Chief and I are each Patrick Swayze.

Granny had a sweet garden on the patio of her Nova Cite apartment. Plenty of strange veggies growing everywhere and no sign of actual dirt! Why get dirty in the third century if you don't need to? She had tables to work on, a cup of tools, some gloves and a vintage pair of 1983 office scissors! Let's take a look at what's for dinner.

OOPS! During the time the above and below pics were taken, the long green leaf vanished, the huge garlic got turned over and the scissors moved leaving a dirty spot! Proof that other ghosts were acting a fool here.

Anyway, you can see a wide variety of foods that could be grown in a small space.

Check out the red onion there in the middle. It has the same greens as the carrots. Is that a cross breed of onion and carrot?! The future is a very bold place.

Mesa Verde Times turned 2 years old on March first. Welcome to Mesa Verde Times 2.0.


  1. the garden scene is actually filled with hybrid veggies..Spring Bean-a variation of the string bean that grows in a coil, Per-cumber - a cross between a red pepper and cucumber, Butterfinger Pea - a cross between a winged bean and pea.... so i wouldnt doubt that the onion is combined with a carrot( maybe an Onrot or Carion)

  2. It's great to see another post and to know that you are alive and well!

    I just discovered this site about a week ago, and have since read through it in its entirety... and I have two words that come to mind: awesome and bittersweet.

    Awesome, because of what you guys thought up, executed, and so graciously shared on MVT. Thank you so much. I have been a regular at the parks over the years (we live in the greater Orlando area), but I had no idea Horizons was closing, or I would have made my last few visits much more memorable. I don't think I ever would have dreamed of doing what you did, however.

    And the second word: bittersweet. Bittersweet for two reasons: (1) because it seems that your tale is coming to a close and (for me) I have read through the entire site.

    And it is also MUCH more bittersweet for this reason (2): as awesome as the pictures, videos, and stories have been, it has reminded me just how much I miss Horizons. I knew, of course, that I missed Horizons, World of Motion, the old SSE, the Living Seas, etc etc... but Horizons was always my favorite and rode it more than once nearly every visit. It's a shame that one of the best innovative, inspiring, and imaginative attractions in the whole Disney conglomerate (imo) is relagated to mere shadows of past memories and will never be experienced in its true glory ever again. Or, even in the first place, for those too young or did not have the chance to see it.

    Anyways, thank you guys. And thanks to all the Citizens of Mesa Verde (followers) that have made all the comments, remarks, and quibs along the way - it's been very entertaining.

    And, if you happen to have any more photos, videos, or tales, there will always be at least one latecomer that will happy to hear them. :-)

  3. I have a no-dirt garden on my patio now! It's the future!

  4. Thanks for the kind words, Aaron. Comments like this make us glad we did what we did. Really REALLY well done!

    Chief and I reside in Orlando so drop us a line if you ever wanna hang out and talk about old EPCOT Center. Our adventures too if ya want. This goes for every Horizons fan out there. Serious.

  5. Damn it's good to have you guys back. It almost makes me want to go sit at a pottery wheel with an ethereal Hoot & Chief behind me.... man, where am I going with this?

    But seriously, I got a tax refund today, had one bottle of wine and four beers - then checked in to find delicious new MVT photos. It's been a good f***ing day.

  6. Welcome back betches! Glad to see you've still got some stories for us.

  7. About dadgum time!, er, I mean, welcome back! Glad to see more vintage goodness. Sweet! Looking forward to more. Bring it on!

  8. Hoot and Chief are our Patrick Swayze? GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY PHALLIC PIECE OF CLAY!