Leaving the house, our little lane often finds a horserider or two. This time of year, the wildflowers are out and this friendly little hedgehog cactus is sporting its purple finery.
But you also need to be mindful of more threatening characters. Fortunately, this bull snake seemed pretty relaxed as I quick-stepped past him!
It's about 1/2 mile into town: Cave Creek - population ~5,000. About 1,500 real cowboys and ranchers; 1,500 golfers, 500 retirees and 1,500 other characters! (my estimates).
We're a tourist town with more "watering holes" per square inch than just about anywhere this side of Las Vegas. But the signage is what I love. Here you see our Frontier Town cowboy.
At El Encanto Cantina, ducks float happily on the small stream that runs through the restaurant, the salsa is spicy and the beverages frosty!
More great signage and great barbecue at Bryan's.
The Pink Cadillac doesn't need neon or a cadillac -- its bright pink entry just insists you stop on in.
Cave Creek's version of Pawn Stars awaits you at Wild West Pawn.
Here's my favorite: Lazy Lizard Consignment where we have found some of the most unique items to adorn our home.
With great weather most of the year, merchants take advantage of every bit of space -- even outside where you can window shop without the window.
And if you develop a thirst during your walk, Big Earl's Eats makes a mean burger and milkshake.
Well, enough for today. Time to head back home. We'll have to venture out again some day and visit the rest of our fun little town.
Why don't you continue your walk to check out the scenery with our other authors on The Studio Sublime's 52 Week Photo Challenge?