Scottsdale Old Town, MIM and Cemetary

A ‘night out in Old Town’ Scottsdale started with a drive in evening traffic, passing through wealthy shopping areas, outdoor restaurants brimming with people, and warnings of the changes of Covid. “Face masks that cover your nose and mouth are currently mandatory in all public places in Scottsdale.”

As the website says, “shopping in Old Town is a slippery slope to bliss and spicing up the dining experience with our own Southwestern point-of-view morning, noon and night. ”  

What regrets do you have about visiting a place? What is your favorite kind of food to try in a new place? How do you react to music? 

The Musical Instrument Museum is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. “The collection of over 15,000 musical instruments and associated objects includes examples from nearly 200 countries and territories, representing every inhabited continent.” Founded in 2010 by Robert J. Ulrich, former CEO and chairman of Target Corporation, this museum was an overwhelmingly unexpected and fun experience. Timed Reservations are required.

The king ordered the Levites to take their places in The Temple of God with their musical instruments—cymbals, harps, zithers—following the original instructions of David, Gad the king’s seer, and Nathan the prophet; this was God’s command conveyed by his prophets. The Levites formed the orchestra of David, while the priests took up the trumpets. II Chronicles 29: 25-26 The Message

We could have spent a full day or more at this quirky educational fascinatingly weird experience. You can touch and play instruments with cleaning your hands. There were famous recordings, very cool documentary explanations triggered by standing in front of exhibits, and sorting by countries, instruments and types of music.  It is really worth your time to visit again and again. 

Veteran’s Day fell at the time of our Scottsdale visit and I knew there was a National Cemetery somewhere. Do you ever wish you had followed your urging to speak to someone and ask them to “tell me your story?” This older woman walked from her car down a long path to this grave. She had her cane and gently brushed off something from the place of her loved one. She stood for maybe three minutes and made the long trek back to her car. Alone with her thoughts and memories..

 There were interesting gravestones, a true picture of the person in a few words, and the rows upon rows of our service people buried in one place.  “Life is not forever, Love is.”

There were SO many unique and fantastic instruments, I have included more pictures to entice you to visit!

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