Arizona Recap (Phoenix and Tucson)

The hubs and I recently took a few days to get away together.  He won manager of the year for his hotel, so it was a trip on his company to honor him and the other winners from across the country.  Both of our mothers flew in to take care of the boys so we could be at ease and not worried 24/7.  Okay, we were still worried, but we also knew they were in good hands.

We spent the first night in Phoenix.  We went swimming, went out to dinner, got cocktails, and went to bed early!  In the morning, I got up pretty early (why would a mom of two sleep in?), so I listened to a few webinars and read for a bit on the balcony.  Then we ordered room service.  For the first time in YEARS, I ate breakfast while watching the Today Show.  It’s the simple pleasures in life.

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After breakfast, we headed to the gym.  I spent a little time on the elliptical while watching TV (again, such luxury!), and then did some yoga.  And I swear, yoga in the mountains in just more relaxing.

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Then we headed out to Tuscon, which was about a 2 1/2 hour drive.  When we got in, we relaxed for a short bit before heading out to the BBQ dinner.  It was fun getting to know all the other winners and their guests.  We went to bed early again (we are getting old now…)

In the morning, Michael headed out for a desert Jeep tour while I opted to just chill for the day.  I ate breakfast in the cafe and RELAXED.

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I walked some trails around the resort and enjoyed the beautiful views.

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That evening was the banquet.  We had an amazing dinner, drinks, and dessert.  Due to the dark lightening, I couldn’t get a great photo of dinner, but it was pan seared white fish, cheesy lobster risotto, and sauteed spinach with orange segments.  And dessert was waiting for us back at our room – churros with chocolate sauce.  Could someone make this for me every night, please?

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The next day was pretty fun – we headed up Mount Lemmon, but first breakfast.  The views at Mt Lemmon were gorgeous!  At the bottom of the mountain, it was over 100 degrees while at the top, it was a beautiful 73 degrees.  It takes about an hour to drive up, but it’s so worth it.  There’s actually towns up there and it’s adorable.  We were hungry, so we stopped at this super cute place and had a gigantic cookie.  And I have to say, if I was going to live in the desert, living in the cooler oasis of Mount Lemmon would be much more appealing.

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In the evening, I ended up with a lighter dinner of salad while also celebrating National Donut Day 🙂

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And just like that, our mini vacay was over!  The next morning, we drove back to Phoenix and spent the rest of the day traveling back to the sunshine state.  I was happy to be home, though.  I missed my boys more than I could have ever imagined! ❤

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