HOW HOT WAS IT???
It’s so hot, even BUILDINGS catch on fire! I drove past this Kia dealership earlier today where one apparently broke out (having a fire sale maybe??? sorry…) earlier that morning. The workers were sitting outside under a tree while the fire department wrapped up their job. Yikes!!
I took a drive into Old Town Scottsdale to do some trinket shopping and treat myself to lunch at Tommy V’s which was awesome, by the way. I was pretty impressed once I got off of the main drag and into the courtyards where there was actually WATER. I was wondering if they even had any of that here!
I managed to buy small things to remind me I had actually been here. Yes, I even bought a magnet with a thermometer on it that says, ‘But it’s a DRY heat!”. I guess I can manage to find the good in every place I go, even if it’s not my idea of paradise. You should stop and smell the roses (as I did today, literally) no matter where you are and appreciate the things around you…even if it IS only cactus and roses. Colors, structures, sculptures and animals all included.
When I lived in Texas, one of the things I really wanted to do was get a photo of all the cowboy boots but I never did. This was my chance! They weren’t as colorful as the ones in Texas, but I got permission to take some shots in the store. They didn’t come out like I wanted, but got them nonetheless.
There was another shop that had these neat cow skulls adorned in turquoise:
I couldn’t remember the last time I saw a Zoltar machine, so had to grab that one too! When I saw it only took bills, I passed it up.
Here are some other photos from around town: