My Sweetie had our Valentine's weekend all planned out. Drive to Prescott on Friday with the 2 pooches and check in to the hotel where he had made reservations. He made the rez. well in advance since he wanted to make sure the dogs could stay with us. Also, he made a 6pm reservation for one of our favorite restaurants, Murphy's, for Friday night. After getting settled in we walked the dogs around the hotel grounds and they had fun romping in the snow. It was really cold due to the wind chill, but the dogs didn't mind. We kenneled Hootie up and let Baby Rocket Dog loose in the room & we took off for Murphy's.
Here Patrick and I are waiting to be seated for our 6pm reservation at Murphy's. It's a lovely old building (est. 1890) with lots of interesting features. Since we had to stand around for awhile we took time to admire the beveled glass windows separating the dining area from the bar. We got to admire one another too!! Prescott is home to many cowboys, so even though Murphy's is an upscale establishment, the dress is quite loose there. We brought dress clothes with us, but opted to go casual instead.
The manager of Murphy's asked if we minded eating in the upstairs dining room & we said that was fine. (We had already waited 15 minutes to be seated and the place was very busy.) As he led us to our table I quipped, "Complimentary cocktails?" To which he responded,"Why not?!" Here's the nice manager:
Here is my complimentary house Chardonnay :
Patrick chose the prime rib, which is one of his favorite meals. I took a bit longer on my decision, finally choosing the asiago encrusted halibut. Both very tasty indeed.
We were both so full when we got back to the hotel it was a chore to walk the dogs! The little stinkers were up about 4 times during the night and Pat and I took turns going out & freezing our butts off!Today, actual Valentine's Day, we walked around downtown Prescott with the dogs. There were lots of folks doing the same thing. The Courthouse Square is a very popular place for dog walking and everyone chit-chats with each other. Of course the dogs loved the attention. These 2 photos were taken by fellow dog lovers. The second one looks like Hootie was ready to go potty, but he really wasn't. I thought it was a funny picture!
This is Prescott's famous Whiskey Row. It once was a rollicking street with lots of bars and the brawls that go with drunken cowpokes. It is now mostly tourist shops...a few bars still remain. The museum has some interesting items and that's where we got our old time photo taken on our 15th anniversary. I also got to play a few hand of poker with Doc Holiday and some other old time gambler (5 years ago).
We stopped into Quiznos and each got a hot sandwich, and the young man behind the counter, Kyle Kellogg, was from farrrrr North Idaho too!! His grama runs the duty free shop just a few miles north of us...small world. After eating and walking with the dogs some more, we stopped into the museum and picked up 3 horse blankets for up at the cabin in Idaho. While Patrick was paying for them I ran over to the Sun West Gallery and looked at wool rugs. They were having a sale with some screamin' deals, so I coaxed Patrick into the shop and he took these photos of me oooing and ahhhing over the rugs. Well, he bought me 2 rugs too. Really nice ones. The little 3x5 green one I'm kneeling near is one of them. I can hardly wait to use them! I feel like I made out like a bandit for Valentine's Day...I guess a little of that wild west mojo struck me! he he. I hope you all have a great weekend and make sure to tell someone how much they mean to you. God bless everyone who wanders over to this blog. love, Cassie