Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Relaxing Evening

Over Memorial Weekend the weather here in the desert cooled and we had a beautiful evening to get out and enjoy some of our Valley culture.
First we had an early dinner at Los Olivos in Old Towne Scottsdale.
 This restaurant was established in 1928 and is still run by the same family. Doug often came here as a child and one of the waitresses he remembers is still working here. She is in her seventies.
 The building itself is quite unique with thick adobe walls, a maze of rooms and this room off to the left which is like being underwater with those windows up on top.
 We continued our evening by "walking off" our dinner through Old Towne and down towards the galleries.
 You really never know what you will see in Scottsdale. Although many of the galleries specialize in Western Art there are examples from around the world.
 You never know what will be just down the street.
 This guy was my favorite as he is carrying his journal. There wasn't a sign to tell if he was somebody in particular but I like the "anonymous writer."
As we headed back to the car if felt like a perfect end to a perfect evening in the Valley of the Sun.