Saturday, December 18, 2010

What we Saw Today

Today was a low key day, Jim was tired from going up and down the ladder a zillion times yesterday. So, we set out in search of Christmas shopping. First we went to Morning Star Traders. If you have any interest in Native American pots, baskets, fetishes or jewelry, you must go there. It is the best store of this sort in Arizona. They've been in business for 40 years. We were talking to the owners, they recently bought the inventory of a store from California that had closed quite some time ago. They have items from the 1930s and 1940s that have been wrapped and in storage, and they haven't aged. The lady owner was talking about how the baskets have not acquired any patina due to not being exposed to the world. It's a great shop, I can not speak highly enough of it.

We had planned to go up to REI at Tucson Mall, but discovered that every single parking space in the mall was full. So, good for the merchants. We decided to flee and try again next year.

After leaving the grocery store, we saw this. It's a 1935 Pierce-Arrow and it is fully and meticulously restored. The inside is just as nice as the outside.

Isn't that cool? They just got it and were picking up their dog at doggie daycare and were exercising the car a little.

Another gaudy Arizona sunset was on tap for tonight.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the sunset pic. Grayness everywhere in the midwest.