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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wild West Days limping

Cave Creek Arizona is about 30 miles from Phoenix and is an interesting little town. Similar to Scottsdale but more rustic. This past week-end they held their Wild West Celebration and they had everything form Live bands, a parade, Arts & Crafts Festival, Pig racing, Bathtub Races, Mutton Bustin, Wagon rides, Petting zoo, Chili cook off, Mechanical bull riding for the ladies and PRCA bull Riding for the men. I love the bull riding so talked hubby into going. Our plan was to go around lunch time and then stay for the bull riding that was to start at 4:00pm. There is a little Mexican food restaurant we like on the way to Cave Creek and I suggested we eat our lunch there..........Jackpot!
The restaurant in under new management and  is now El Encanto Dos sister restauanrt to the one in Cave Creek  you can check it out  and is even better than before!  They built a huge patio covered patio with Ocotillo branches and vines and plants all around, a fireplace on one end and seating in front of a little man made creek on the other side. .
Hanging in front of our table. They were having a Farmers Market so they is why the umbrella.

Entrance to the patio

Entertainment - he was really good and the best Chili Relleno I have ever eaten. We sat outside and there was a soft breeze (very rare in Arizona) and we were just in heaven. Hubby said just this was worth the trip.

The bull riding was to be held at the Buffalo Chip Saloon so we were able to secure a parking place there and strolled (limped) to Harold's restaurant next door. Caught a glimpse of a pig race.

Had a ice cold beer on the patio and did some people watching.....
Checked out the bull riding area
Western back drop and


A seating area

Considered taking a wagon ride (even hobbled over to the loading zone) but decided climbing up into a wagon may not be the wisest thing to do with a healing broken ankle. Well, I gave it my best but I couldn't last long enough to see the bull riding. We called it a day and headed home but I took one more picture to show you Cave Creek

Do you see the house?


Nancy said...

What a fun-filled day! I would have liked every bit of the action.

Farmchick said...

This looks like such a nice place to hang out and relax. And, it looks warm! Something I am not experiencing right now!

Shammickite said...

My fave Mexican dish is Chili Relleno! The best one I ever had was in Grants, NM. Yummy.
Cave Creek Wild West Celebration sounds wonderful, I wish I lived nearer.

Canyon Girl said...

Sounds like a fun day!

Nancy said...

My sister lives in Mesa and tries to get out every weekend to see what's going on in her area. I think she and her boyfriend would like this. I'll mention it to her.

Sounds like a lovely day. Hope your ankle is feeling better and thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Very nice of you. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness that looked like so much fun - wish I could go there myself. sandie