Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pink Suitcase Chronicles #16: Arizona Challenge

When people hear you are going to get away to Arizona in the midst of a nasty Chicagoland winter, their first response is, "You're so lucky! I wish I could get away!"
True, Arizona is in the desert. Skies are blue, air is warm, saguaros aplenty...mountains to explore. Except this was going to be a working trip as we dealt with family business. And long hours of hard work. No time for mountain hiking, laying beside the pool and soaking in the rays of the sun. However, I believe we made the most of this working trip - joking about becoming fast-food critics, attempting to steal away to an Ostrich Festival and revisiting the Chihuly glassworks at the Desert Botanic Garden. Thus another edition of the Pink Suitcase Chronicles kicks off with this post.
We used Priceline.com to find our hotel accommodations. I can't say enough about finding good deals through this online connection! This place was a resort and the rooms, gardens and pool were wonderful. Pink liked this car parked in front of the hotel for the 1957 class reunion going on while we were there...a vintage 1957 Chevy Bel Air!
Here's what the bathtub-temp pool looked like during the day. We used it at night as a goal after completing our day of work...it was heaven to soak away our stiff muscles.

It was also heavenly to sleep with windows open and breathe in the Arizona fresh air. And eat warm cinnamon rolls every morning for breakfast as Wes and I challenged each other to find the best fast-food place for these. Coming soon: our unhealthy eating choices and which restaurant wins: will it be Arby's, Wendy's, McDonald's, Burger King, or Del Taco? We actually ended up quite surprised with the winner!


Timi + Andrew said...

How fun! It must have been nice to get away from cold and chilly Chicago!

Jed and Anne said...

I can't wait to hear and read more about your trip. Keep the posts coming!

Linnea said...

I am leaving for AZ in 3 days!! I can't wait. Hope I get your fast food results before then. :)

The Lindahl News said...

Just for you, Linnea...hot off the blog. You might just love DEL TACO!