Thursday, October 1, 2015

Grab a Cold One at Big Nose Kate's!

A few days ago I stopped in the Big Nose Kate's with my long time friend Ronda for a cold one. Just came across some pic's. Big Nose Kate's Saloon is a present-day saloon where the Grand Hotel once stood. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Ike Clanton were a few of the guests who checked into this pretty popular hotel during the 1800s. It was also the residence for “the Swamper,” the hotel’s janitor. It's believed that “the Swamper” never left and is still there protecting his silver he hide in his sleeping quarters in the basement. He lived underneath the Hotel in the basement near the mine shaft that had tunnels underneath the hotel and most of Tombstone. When you go below the saloon to the gift shop you can see the area he may have lived in. No ghost to be seen while staying in Tombstone, but have to wonder if one followed us home...my 16yr dog went crazy and started running for 45 mins straight...leaping over our yard boulders and diving in the pool as well. She had the spirit of a young pup. Now she's back to being the old dog with wobbly hips.

Cowgirl Blondie, Coffee with Wyatt


Wyatt’s Coffee Shop and Hotel is located at 109 South 3rd Street, Tombstone AZ, located on the East End of the Schieffelin Historic District and world famous Allen Street. Situated across the street from the world famous O.K. Corral and the famous 1881 gun fight site and also the 1882 Cochise County Courthouse; the second Arizona State Park, where 7 hangings took place. I went for a hot white mocha coffee...size large of course!  Very nice place and after reading the newspaper, I went out to enjoy the nice Tombstone breeze at a cafe table out front.  Love my morning here!  https://www.cowgirlblondie.com

When Life's got you at the end of your rope, dally off and go left
Coffee Cheers!


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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Drinkin' Class Tank Top
Size S - 2XL
At Cowgirl Blondie's http://www.dumbblondeboutique.com/drcltatop.html

 

Always notice the people
that are happy for your happiness, sad for your
sadness and know when your coffee cup is empty to get
you a refill.

Those are the people that
deserve a special place in
your life

 

Hidalgo Boots - SHOP AT COWGIRL BLONDIE'S 
 http://www.dumbblondeboutique.com/hibob.html
Made from high-quality genuine leather, these boots create a fashionable and exceptionably comfortable fit. Sharply designed with turquoise inlays, this pair is crafted with a rich brown leather. Complete with a scalloped shaft opening, these boots definitely give you the stare-at-me look.

Life is a Rodeo, take it as you get it.
Coffee Cheers! 

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Life, we live it forward but understand it backwards 

Coffee Cheers!

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If you can't say something nice, say something witty and sarcastic 

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Warning: My sense of humor may hurt your feelings...
I suggest you get over it

Coffee Cheers


"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well." 

 


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Some people are like clouds.
When they disappear. it's a beautiful day
Coffee Cheers! ;)


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate. - George Burns (So True!!) 

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Damnit! Really had my heart set on waking up rich today 

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

When the coffee stops working today...

it's probably the right time to get drunk.

 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance...
The five stages of waking up on Monday morning

I need lots of Coffee!!

 

Really you want to talk to me before I have my coffee?!

You must be some kind of stupid or like living dangerously

 

Do things that feed your soul not your ego and you will be happy. Coffee Cheers!


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck...unless it's coffee

 

Monday, June 8, 2015

But Coffee Happen

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A little Monday morning wisdom...

                                                                                                
-photo courtesy Library of Congress-

Thursday, June 4, 2015

I have no intention of getting off my a$$ until I've had enough coffee

Cowgirl Blondie's Western Boutique 

Strange Empire NEW WESTERN TV SHOW! SET YOUR DVR's

The period drama – known on LMN as Strange Empire: The Rise of the Women -- actually premiered last week, but don’t worry: LMN is repeating the first two episodes at 10 and 11 pm ET Thursday, June 4. (If you’re a night owl, or have a DVR, take note: These episodes air again at 2 and 3 am ET Friday). Other episodes will air Fridays at 9 pm ET.
Anyone hankering for some new TV western action before Hell on Wheels returns July 18 might want to check out Strange Empire, a 13-episode Canadian-produced series airing on the Lifetime Movie Network.
The period drama – known on LMN as Strange Empire: The Rise of the Women -- actually premiered last week, but don’t worry: LMN is repeating the first two episodes at 10 and 11 pm ET Thursday, June 4. (If you’re a night owl, or have a DVR, take note: These episodes air again at 2 and 3 am ET Friday). Other episodes will air Fridays at 9 pm ET.
So what’s it all about? According to LMN:
Strange Empire is a powerful and dynamic drama about three strong and independent women who join forces to seek a new way of life in the perilous and dangerous world of the North American Frontier of the 1860s.
Katherine Loving and her husband Jeremiah are heading west towards a better life. As they begin their journey, they find themselves at a stagecoach depot, where they encounter another couple beginning anew: Rebecca Blithely, a brilliant young woman and unaccredited surgeon with nowhere to practice; and Dr. Thomas Blithely, her husband, who still grieves the loss of his first wife even as he begins an uncomfortable marriage with Rebecca, his much younger ward. Also at Station House is Isabelle Slotter. Her husband, Captain John Slotter, is a powerful and troubled man, who owns and controls everything in Janestown, a mining camp on the US/Canada border.
Slotter plans to build a branch-line railway, forge an empire and make a fortune on the backs of his workers while Isabelle, a ruthless and Machiavellian con-artist, runs what has become a famous house of prostitution.

When Kat and her husband thwart Slotter’s plan to collect two young girls as new whores for his brothel, he is enraged. He and his men masquerade as an “Indian” war party and massacre the men in the wagon train. Under Slotter’s forced suggestion, the vulnerable wives and daughters move to Janestown where they will have few options other than to become whores.
 At first Kat, Isabelle and Rebecca appear to have nothing in common.. But as their resistance to Slotter grows and their need for justice increases, the women form a delicate union that will see them take control and lead the town to keep trouble and corruption at bay -- a daily challenge in this dangerous and volatile world. Cowboys and Indians Magazine

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

How come know-it-alls don't know how annoying they are?...
I'm gonna need more coffee to get through this day

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Here's to a colorful summer ahead! 

New Tees and Tanks from Original Cowgirl Clothing Co and Glitz Tees - Now at Cowgirl Blondie's Western Boutique 


 SHOP HERE for Summer Tees and Tanks!!





After 60 years, Pinnacle Peak Patio closing June 28

One of Scottsdale's oldest restaurants will follow the boot-steps of Greasewood Flat and Rawhide Western Town into the unmarked grave of the city's nearly forgotten Western icons.
Pinnacle Peak Patio will close on June 28 after nearly 60 years in business, the latest Western vestige to be replaced by suburban sprawl in what was once a remote area of north Scottsdale.
Generations of visitors, hankering for an Old West experience, have set foot in the dusty wooden establishment, known for its 2-pound porterhouse steaks and hodgepodge of neckties dangling from the ceiling.

The hideaway will be replaced by the Reserve at Pinnacle Peak Patio, a neighborhood of 50 patio homes at the foot of Pinnacle Peak.
"It's sad," but it's also "change and progress," said Lisa Cyr, a Pinnacle Peak Patio spokeswoman.
"It's not good or bad," she said. "If there wasn't a market for it, it wouldn't be happening."
A "no necktie" policy was started by the original owner of the restaurant, who wanted to keep the atmosphere casual, Cyr said.
Some Phoenix businessmen wandered in to eat, and the owner warned them "to take their ties off, or he would cut them off," she said.
By restaurant estimates, more than a million other ties have been clipped and added to the rafters since then. Employees will count the ties in an effort to reach a Guinness World Records title for largest tie collection, Cyr said.
Pinnacle Peak Patio follows other Western landmarks that have closed in Scottsdale, including Greasewood Flat saloon, which closed in March, and Rawhide, which moved to the Gila River Reservation in 2005.
A report outlining details of the new development says the economy, a shift in demographics and, according to Cyr, competition from newer, more modern restaurants contributed to Pinnacle Peak Patio's end.

The owners of the restaurant have been searching for a new location, though nothing has turned up yet, Cyr said. A new spot would have to be "smaller, scaled down," she said.
"Patio space is obviously a huge thing for us," Cyr added. "Remoteness is not necessarily feasible anymore."
The restaurant and Western entertainment venue started as a small store that sold beer and bait to fishermen traveling to nearby lakes. In June 1957, owner Bill Depue began serving simple steak dinners, cooked over mesquite wood, with salad and cowboy beans. The original shack burned down and, two years later, Depue bought 10 acres down the road where the current steakhouse sits.
These days, the restaurant is known for its red-and-white checkered tablecloths, sawdust-covered floors and photos of celebrities and politicians who have visited over the years.




As a child, Steven Spielberg shot his first movie, "The Last Gunfight," there in 1958, Cyr said.
"He was trying to become an Eagle Scout," she said. "He used ketchup bottles for fake blood."
On a recent Friday morning, people parked in the restaurant's dirt lot to snap photos of the restaurant, which resembles the rustic towns popularized in Western movies. And longtime employees remembered the restaurant during its heyday.
Scott Browning began work at Pinnacle Peak Patio in 1979.
At age 16, he became a dishwasher and worked the kitchen and grill before moving up the ranks to manager.
Back then, Browning recalls, "We did two gun fights a night, on Friday and Saturday."
No one lived in the area, he said, and the drive to north Scottsdale at night was dark except for headlights from vehicles.
Marvin Dickson, known as Big Marv, began grilling steaks at Pinnacle Peak Patio in 1961. The 73-year-old chef said he's upset about the closure and doesn't want to retire quite yet.
"I just hate to see it go down like this," he said. "But it's what has to be done."
Big Marv said he met his wife at nearby Reata Pass 47 years ago. The Western image means a lot to his family, including his three boys, who also work at Pinnacle Peak Patio.
"I guess I'm from the old school, and I'd like to see it keep going," he said.
The chef owns much of the Western memorabilia in the steakhouse.

Republic reporter Peter Corbett contributed to this story



 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Southwest Mac and Cheese

A homestyle classic gets a Southwestern makeover. 

 RECIPE

(makes 1 main-dish serving)
• 5 ounces twisty pasta
• 1 strip uncooked bacon
• 1 Tbsp. chopped green chiles
• 1 to 2 ounces heavy whipping
   cream
• 2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, 
   grated 
• salt and pepper
• 1 tsp. chopped fresh herbs
• 1 tsp. panko

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Cook the pasta in a large pot of water at a rolling boil until al dente.
Cook the bacon on a sheet pan in the oven, reserving the fat. 
In a large pot over medium heat, combine the bacon fat and chiles and sauté until the chiles lose their crispness. Add the cream and slowly whisk in the cheese. When combined, season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside. 
In a colander, rinse the pasta in cold water and drain well. Place the pasta in an oven-safe casserole dish, add the sauce and herbs, and mix well. Adjust the seasonings, sprinkle with the panko, and finish by browning for 15 to 20 minutes in the hot oven.

If I reach over and choke you, it's not that I don't like you...it's that I
haven't had enough coffee and you're really starting to piss me off!