I mentioned the other day that I enjoyed visiting and learning about Whiskey Row in Prescott, Arizona. Back in the day, Prescott was home to dozens of saloons, just like the kind you see in all those old westerns and I could only imagine what it was like. My interest in the topic, and in American history in general, sent me to learn more and that’s how I found Prescott’s Original Whiskey Row by Bradley G. Courtney- chock full of the stories I was hoping to find about Prescott’s most notorious days. Thanks to the Kindle version, I was able to purchase the book and read some of the best Whiskey Row stories while I was still in Prescott, which gave me an even greater appreciation for a new favorite town.

About Prescott’s Original Whiskey Row by Bradley G. Courtney:

“Some of the oldest, most notorious saloons in the American West lined the streets of Prescott’s Whiskey Row. Dating back to 1864, the remote mountain town thrived on its mining and cattle industries during the day and raised hell at night when dusty outlaws and pioneers like Virgil Earp and Doc Holliday crowded Row saloons to quench their thirsts. Whiskey Row bore witness to legendary gunfights, murders and other curious tales, like that of Baby Bell, aka Chance Cobweb Hall, known today as Arizona’s most famous saloon story. From crooked gambling operations and barroom brawls to the devastating fire of 1900, author and historian Bradley G. Courtney explores the colorful stories of Whiskey Row.”

Prescott’s Original Whiskey Row by Bradley G. Courtney is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.

OK, this is a seriously cool find, a reissue of the record – as in vinyl – of the soundtrack to It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, the perfect retro accompaniment to your Halloween party. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown LP is available from the fine folks at Cracker Barrel.

About It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown LP from Cracker Barrel:

“One of the most desired soundtracks in the beloved collection of music from the iconic Peanuts animated TV specials, It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, is being made available for the first time ever. Featuring music by GRAMMY-winning composer/performer Vince Guaraldi, the CD and digital package offerings include a new introduction from the TV show’s executive producer Lee Mendelson and insightful liner notes by Derrick Bang, Peanuts historian and author of Vince Guaraldi at the Piano.”

Find the It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown LP from Cracker Barrel here.

I mentioned yesterday about how much I loved visiting Prescott, AZ. One of the best things I did while I was there was visit Watson Lake Park. Watson Lake is small lake with gorgeous rock formations. There is a path that circumnavigates the lake – which is awesome and can be challenging. My first day at the park I got lost on the trails – but came out OK. But I wanted to master the trails and went back a second day and I am glad I did for views like this…

Learn more about Watson Lake Park here.

So, I am in Arizona for a little rest and relaxation before taking care of some business this week, and I am having a great time. The big revelation for me is the cool town of Prescott where I stayed on my first night as just a staging area between flying into Phoenix (about 100 miles south) and visiting Sedona (another 40ish miles north). I love Prescott, it is a cool hip town with a lot to do, which I will post about later. But the number one reason to like Prescott? Their downtown entertainment district is called Whiskey Row, a throwback to the town’s heyday when it was known for its saloons.

About Whiskey Row in Prescott, Arizona:

“Looking for a fun night on the town? Look no further than Whiskey Row! This block of town has been known for it’s bar scene since the early 1900s. During one point in Prescott’s history, this area of town had a total of 40 saloons. Today they are still known for their night life which can be experienced almost every night of the week! No need to stick with one bar. There are plenty of Whiskey Row bars to hop. You get a chance to enjoy all that Prescott’s Whiskey Row has to offer without walking farther than that one block.”

Learn more and plan your trip to Whiskey Row here.

Visit Prescott, AZ online here.

I am headed to Phoenix next week for business and decided to go out early for a little weekend of R&R in beautiful Sedona.

Although Lost Cowboy is a destination to be found and you will read about our Arizona adventures here, you can keep track of us on social media as well: Lost Cowboy Travel on Instagram – the perfect companion to the long form posts here.

So if you are already on Instagram – start following Lost Cowboy Travel today. If you are not on Instagram – this may be the time to start.

Start following Lost Cowboy Travel on Instagram today.

HALLOWEEN FIND: The Felt Ghost Garland from Kailo Chic

Decoration for Halloween is fun especially when you come across cool things like the Felt Ghost Garland I found from the fine folks at Kailo Chic.

About the Felt Ghost Garland from Kailo Chic:

“Who says Halloween has to be scary and dark? Our colorful felt ghost garland measures 6′ long and has 12 (alternating 3″and 4″) felt ghosts spaced across it. Perfect for bright and cheerful Halloween decor!”

Find the Felt Ghost Garland from Kailo Chic here.

Visit Kailo Chic online here.

HALLOWEEN FIND: The Kusama Pumpkin Snowglobe from MoMA

The fine folks at New York’s Museum of Modern Art have one of the greatest museum stores anywhere with all sorts of cool things. Take the Yayoi Kusama Snowglobe Collection for example – really cool snowglobes and if you choose the Pumpkin Snowglobe I guarantee you have the hippest Halloween decoration on your block.

About the Kusama Pumpkin Snowglobe from MoMA:

“Modeled after two of the artist Yayoi Kusama’s most famous works, one Kusama Snowglobe features Kusama’s distinctive pumpkin surrounded by gold glitter, and the other, a likeness of the artist with reflective spheres that move in waves—a reference to her Narcissus Garden project. The Narcissus Garden was first presented in 1966 at the 33rd Venice Biennale, when Kusama stood among a crowd of mirrored spheres dressed in a gold kimono alongside signs reading “Your Narcissism for Sale,” and recently installed at MoMA PS1 in a version containing 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres. Kusama has work in MoMA’s collection. Each Kusama Snowglobe is 3.15”h. Available in Pumpkin or Yayoi.”

Find the Kusama Pumpkin Snowglobe from MoMA here.

Visit the MoMA store online here.

Visit the Museum of Modern Art Online here.

OK, you probably have noticed from recent posts that I have a new fascination with zipper pouches. However, I have found very few that come as close to being as cool as the Blue Triangle Block Print Zipper Pouch I found from the fine folks at Rustic Loom.

About the Blue Triangle Block Print Zipper Pouch from Rustic Loom:

“Versatile, hand block printed modern zipper pouch bag. Hand block printed on heavy cotton, and lined with grey woven cloth. Great for keeping cosmetics, trinkets, jewelry, phone, cash, cards, passport etc. Perfect to throw in your purse or gym bag. I designed this print in Brooklyn and worked with block printers in Bagru, India to print the cloth. The pouch is then sewn by nonprofit organization in India who employs disadvantaged women to sew items. By buying this product, you are supporting sustainable, ethically sourced products!”

Find the Blue Triangle Block Print Zipper Pouch from Rustic Loom here.

Visit Rustic Loom online here.

Back in the day when I read a lot of adventure novels (hey, I was a young boy) I loved the novels of Clive Cussler, especially the adventures of his most enduring character, Dirk Pitt. Well it turns out Mr. Cussler is still churning out novels, albeit with the help of a coauthor, Jack Du Brul, and still writing new adventures for Mr. Pitt. In the latest novel, The Titanic Secret, Mr. Pitt pairs up with another of Mr. Cusslers characters, the early 20th century detective Isaac Bell to solve a mystery surrounding one of the most famous events in history – the sinking of the Titanic. This book is pure nonsense, supremely preposterous, incredibly silly, and well, absolutely perfect for the escapism we all need.

About The Titanic Secret by Clive Cussler (and Jack Du Brul):

“When Isaac Bell attempts to decipher the forbidding deaths of nine men, he encounters a secret so powerful it could dictate the fate of the world in this riveting thriller by the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. A century apart, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt and detective Isaac Bell team up to unlock the truth about the most famous maritime disaster of all time. In the present day, Pitt makes a daring rescue from inside an antiquated submersible in the waters off New York City. His reward afterwards is a document left behind a century earlier by legendary detective Isaac Bell–a document that re-opens a historical mystery…”

The Titanic Secret by Clive Cussler (and Jack Du Brul) is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.


I love a good jigsaw puzzle, but I find that most of the time they take too long to complete. So, I like the idea of a challenging puzzle which is designed to be completed in one sitting, like Areaware’s Their Little Puzzle Things line of puzzles available from the fine folks at ban.do.

About the Their Little Puzzle Things from ban.do:

“When you need a break from staring at screens, exercise your brain with this jigsaw from Areaware. Their Little Puzzle Things were made to be completed in 20 minutes or less and come in all sorts of fun food shapes. This cereal one looks so good, you just might find yourself getting into your roommate’s Froot Loops by the time you’re done.”

See Their Little Puzzle Things from ban.do here.

Visit ban.do online here.

You know what may nana used to say (among other things)? “You can never have too many coasters.” Which is true, especially once you find the Slithering Snake Coaster Set from the fine folks at Lillian Farag.

About the Slithering Snake Coaster Set from Lillian Farag:

“Slithering Snake Collection: Green snake coasters in a set of four. Painted on natural vegetable tanned leather and treated with wax sealant finish. Gold foil logo on the back of each coaster. Designed in New York City.  Every piece is marbled by hand with leather safe paint and materials. No two are alike. Color combinations and design may vary slightly from piece to piece.”

Find the Slithering Snake Coaster Set from Lillian Farag here.

Visit Lillian Farag online here.

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