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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Price Tower

UNESCO World Heritage Nominee
Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower

Because we have stayed here I received a email about this event. Located in Bartlesville, OK. (70 miles from Ponca City, Okla.).  It is the only skyscraper that Frank Lloyd Wright built but it is nothing less than genius.

"This geometry was the first of its type to be used, replacing the designs of a conventional steel frame. 
The hollow concrete spine contains the all the building's plumbing, elevators, and air-conditioning systems and breaks the structure into four quadrants.  Three of the quadrants were designed to be used as office spaces, and the remaining quadrant for duplex apartments.  The vertical central core absorbs the weight of each successive floor, similar to how a trunk supports the branches of a tree."

Sleeping area
Everything is small scale but it lacks for nothing.

The dinning room is called the Copper Room
I suppose that was a no brainer since the bar is solid copper. The food was wonderful and the view is great. We stayed her two times while I was writing the book and if it were closer I would go back in a minute. Hope they get the award.



Monday, February 9, 2015

Hassaysmpa Inn

Several years ago I read about traveling alone and the things you could learn from it so I took a few trips on my own and indeed it is an awaking. For one thing if you aren't haven't a good time there is no one to blame since you are totally in charge. I also found it interesting how differently I did things like waking, napping, eating and etc. Less routine and more spontaneous. I forget how helpful that kind of venture can be but when some circumstances arose here at home I decided to take a little jaunt up North on my own. I not only have gone here (Prescott, Az.) many times but lived here with my Grandmother when I went through beauty school, although it is a very different place now. 

I stayed at the Hassayampa Inn that is located right down town and have posted about this before

It is a lovely historic hotel and I love everything about it except the stairs! They have a elevator but since it is the original one you have to ask them to take you up in it and hate to bother people. The other disadvantage is that it is at the top of a hill and of course going down is a breeze but that coming up.....oh boy. I will say I exercised without intention:) The weather was lovely so spent a lot of time out and about.
 I will share some pictures with you.
Just heading down the hill and saw this old clock
Went past that street light and found the cutest restaurant called "The Lone Spur". Had breakfast here with this cowboy picture looking over my shoulder
and the horns chandelier overhead
It was quite a cute place and the food was excellent!!
People were standing in line waiting to get in as I left.
I walked around the courthouse (where hubby and I came to get our marriage license) and saw this statue....
Funny, I had never noticed it before. The trees are all bare but will be green this summer.
I found a bench and did a little knitting and people watched for a while and as I was leaving I snapped this picture of the restaurant....they have a sign saying they will be expanding to the building next door so that is a sure sign that business is good.
Although my room was on the third floor I did enjoy it as I had two windows that looked out over the streets and of course it was filled with antiques like this beautiful chest of drawers...
Don't you wish they could talk and tell you the stories they know (every drawer had a lock).
Well, I spent two nights and one full day and it was very good for me.
Need to remember to do this more often:)