Scene in the City – of Scottsdale, Arizona

Where cowboys chow down.

Where cowboys chow down.

We’re here in Scottsdale where it’s professional baseball spring camp training – busy time.  We’ve decided to head off to Picacho Peak State Park for a few nights of desert camping – gorgeous area.  In the meantime we love visiting the old town of Scottsdale for a fix of old fashioned cowboy history.  More…

Downtown Scottsdale offers some of the finest galleries, specialty retail, cultural attractions and dining in the Valley of the Sun. Downtown Scottsdale is at the heart of the

bronze cowboys - pony express.

bronze cowboys – pony express.

city’s art scene, with Contemporary and Western Art, Theatre and a wide variety of outdoor sculptures set amid the lush green lawns and sparkling fountains of Civic Center Mall.

Free stagecoach rides.

Free stagecoach rides.

Scottsdale’s Arts District is home to a high concentration of galleries showcasing some of the best Western and Southwestern art in the country. Throughout “Old Town”, shopkeepers sell quality Native American crafts, offering everything from hand-woven Navajo rugs to Zuni silver jewelry.

Plaza

Plaza

cowboy chop house

cowboy chop house

Canal

Canal

Something for us Cowgirls - "Garage" a place to fill up on clothes.

Something for us Cowgirls – “Garage” a place to fill up on clothes.

cowpeople boots

Boots a plenty

something else for cowgirls - still in style here.

something else for cowgirls – still in style here.

Photos: d. king

baths should always be relazing.

baths should always be relaxing.

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