Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Break from what?

With a few friends, we went to Phoenix to see some sunshine. Not wanting to waste a minute, we covered quite a bit of territory from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. When we returned home, we needed a rest from our spring break. Here are a few highlights.

Spring Training Games at Camelback Ranch —Sox vs Giants on Friday and Sox vs Cubs on Saturday. Not all of us liked the outcomes of the games but some did and treated the losers at dinner on Saturday to some fine wine.

Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse where ties are not allowed and are snipped off and mounted with business cards.

Scottsdale Arts Festival 2009 with 200 jury-selected artists in a beautiful setting of fountains and flowers.

Tim studied and marked the Triple A book for a fine restaurant. Rancho Pino met all expectations and we sat and enjoyed exquisite delicious food, beautifully presented, at a round table which was the real reason for choosing RP above some other choices.

We kept driving by large white peaked tents and were curious so attended and enjoyed an artsy Cavalia Horse Show.

Probably our favorite event was the Chihuly Exhibit at Desert Botanical Garden. It was incredible and worth the trip especially in the gorgeous setting of flowering cacti.

We were pleasantly surprised by all of the birds and butterflies as well and especially enjoyed seeing many hummingbirds.

Jim needed some Jack in the Box comfort food to soothe his injured spirit after two WS losses so we grudgingly agreed to a quick bite to end our Phoenix experience. Because, what are friends for?

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