since we had a three day weekend, we took a day (or so) and headed out of town. (thank you, Kimberly and Noell from Home is Where the Hound Is, for taking care of the furry family members overnight!)
|we went here...|
(El Encanto Restaurant in Cave Creek, AZ)
|we watched (and fed) these guys... |
the black duck with the pompadour is called 'James Brown' duck... haha!
|we ate this (Queso Guillermo: bubbling melted cheese, |
chiles, tortillas, pico de gallo, and char-grilled scallions),
among other tasty things...
|we bought one of these...|
(chile ristra for the back patio-- they had just gotten them
in, so they're really fresh, bright, and aromatic!)
|we drove up here... |
a view into the Verde Valley, on the way to Camp Verde, AZ
|we stood here |
(we were towards the front of the line, thankfully)
|then we waited here... this photo was taken from our seats, at the |
Stargazer Pavilion event venue. (we sat at the front of the Preferred section;
the security guy in this photo is checking tickets for the VIP section)
|then we waited some more, and goofed around... :D|
|we saw this guy perform... it was a great show!!|
(Larry the Cable Guy)
then we crashed at a local hotel, so we wouldn't
have to drive back home in the middle of the night...
|then, we stopped here for some Southwestern history.|
(Montezuma's Castle National Monument, just outside of Camp Verde.)
It was amazing to learn about the people who lived here a thousand years ago.
I've got more pictures (I took over 100 before the camera battery finally died); just gotta edit them. But now, I need to get to sleep, since tomorrow's a work day. (insert frowny face here!)