Since we were dating Max has told me about Cave Creek , AZ and this awesome coffee shop & wine bar. We have watched for concerts there over the years finally the stars lined up sort of.
While watching our favorite artists sites we saw that Shawn Mullins (you have most likely heard his songs Lullaby, or Shimmer) was playing in Cave Creek at Tonto's Bar and Grill. Thursday night we decided to go for it and left right after work Friday. We started our day Saturday having lunch with my awesome cousin Heather and her super hubby Brian (big celebration for them they just bought their first house!)
After Lunch we headed up to Cave Creek and hung out at coffee shop, antique stores, we even found a guitar shop. It was a wonderfully relaxed day finding some special little treasures.
After another coffee at Cave Creek Coffee we had dinner at Tonto's Bar and Grill (awesome burger!) We headed out to the concert which was on the on the back porch and golf course. It was so beautiful watching the sun go down over Eddie Elliot's shoulder ( how cool that I was able to bring my good camera in, although I was torn focus on the music or the amazing pink sunset over the pretty cacti!
After the sun set Shawn started to play it was magical night after he warned the kids playing in the background of the Javalina's a small pack ran by in the background. He was in groove singing almost all of my favorites I love when an artist checks my iPod and designs their set list off of it! Some of Shawn's songs are in our favorite songs to picks ad grin together with like Beautiful Wreck, All in my Head, and Joshua.
A bonus to the relaxed day was plenty of time to play with my camera! Here are a few cactus shots, they are so much prettier in AZ!
Random shot from "The Town Dump" A very cool antique/junk shops lots of furniture.
Sunday we headed back to Cave Creek (we were staying in Happy Valley) to visit the coffee shop we heard about at the show the night before. Janey's (sp) coffee was the coolest shop it opened Tuesday and does not have a web page yet of I would link her up! It is almost all open with really cool rustic details, even down to the bathroom how cool is this counter top?
On the drive home we stopped at this interesting shop perhaps it was the open sign that caught our attention LOL! The two people working were the type of free spirits that keeps America interesting. Carl was telling us all about when he goes into town he washes his hair and how he happily lives in his truck out back.
Cool date nails that were in Hank's
The drive home left me wondering "Where's the Dam water?" On a social commentary I remember being a kid going to the Dam after flooding and getting wet on the dam and they had to use the over flow tunnels. Seeing the water this low makes me wonder how long we can survive in the dessert without water?