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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

arizona in august

Phoenix, Arizona in August? Hardly sounds like it would be enjoyable. But add in two nights without children, a luxury resort hotel, and all expenses paid? Who cares about a little heat!

I accompanied Steve on a business trip to Arizona last week. Luckily, this trip was much more fun than the last business trip I braved. We had three days and two nights (which ended up being three nights thanks to Delta airlines and their incompetence and the third night was most definitely not at a luxury resort hotel) without children and had a fabulous time!

I must start with telling about the incredible bed we slept in. Serious, serious comfort. I'm

talking lay-down-feel-like-you-never-want-to-move-ever-again-not-ever-died-and-gone-to-heaven-and-now-sleeping-on-a-puffy-cloud. It was that good. I earned an eye-roll or two from Steve when I took the sheets off the bed in an effort to discover exactly what kind of bed offered such delightful comfort. But, there were no tags. I think it was some kind of posterpedic type foamy stuff. Heavenly.

And the bathroom? Wow. Granite, travertine tile, separate tub & shower. Gorgeous. It made the fact that Arizona tap water tastes like poo and the hotel's complimentary mouthwash tasted even worse easy to forgive.

The entertainment center housed a run-of-the-mill hotel television (that we used) and mini-bar (that we did not use) and was just beautiful. The cool vases on top? Glued down. I guess even fancy resort visitors steal things.

And the view...Magnificent. We sat out there one evening and watched a great lightening storm.

In addition to a few really neat-o pools, there is a lazy river on the resort property with inner-tubes to float it. So fun and so relaxing! Both evenings before dinner we relaxed in the pools.

The second night in the heavenly bed was rudely interrupted by very loud neighbors. At first we thought it was a bunch of teenagers in the next room, but no. It was adults who must have thought that everyone in the hotel was interested in their conversation by the way they were all yelling over each other until 1am. One lady has a very serious future in show business with her genuine Halloween witch cackle. She should really look into it.

One of the coolest things about Arizona? Several of MOFs live there! I was fortunate enough to meet up with several of them including Linsey, Jane, and a few others (one of which I would link to, but I don't know if she wants to the world to know she lives in Arizona.) Most of us dragged our husbands along kicking and screaming, but I think they ended up enjoying themselves a little bit. And Linsey? Tall. I know. Shocking. She seems to short on the internet.

We were supposed to return home on Saturday evening. We finally made it home Sunday morning. Delta will be receiving a lengthy letter from me. Perhaps you'll have the joy of reading it too. Stay tuned.

23 comments:

Valarie said...

that sounds well worth the heat and lousy flight home.

Heather from One Woman's World said...

Seriously sounds like a blast. I'd go to Arizona for that, too.

Stephanie said...

No kidding. What a fun weekend.

abc momma said...

What a lovely hotel! And how romantic to watch a lightening storm from the balcony.

Nikkie said...

I'm glad that you guys had such a great time! The room looked fantastic!

sheri said...

So, so jealous! Of the luxury hotel, child-free few days, meeting Linsey and Jane....

Lee said...

Looks like you had a great time!! I hope they give you a free flight or something!

Lei said...

whoa! talk about a gorgeous accomodations! love that bed!!! so fun to get away for a bit... and i'm a big fan of letters. do share. ;)

Amber said...

Linsey is also loud- but I get that from the internet... (Love ya Linsey). Sounds like a blast! Looks heavenly!

oshee said...

It sounds like you had a great time! Much better than my August spent here! LOL

Cmommy said...

Lucky you!!!!!! What a nice ending to summer :-)C

Jami said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you that you that Phoenix has the most worst drinking water... EVER! Your hotel looks great! It brings back memories!!!

QueenMeadow said...

Wow, looks like a great hotel room. Except for the neighbors of course. Totally worth the heat :)

beth said...

Gorgeous resort. I originally typed accommodations... acommodations... accomodations. But I can't tell which looks right. I've been looking at them so long now none look right.

Anyway, sounds like a lovely trip.

amerimeximadre said...

what a fun stay! Lisey is tall? I thought she'd be short too!

Mama Darlin' said...

Sounds like fun in the city of the sun! Gorgeous facilities. Sorry about the water, I could have warned you too. The stuff is awful.

Sabra said...

rofl that you know the vases were glued down. and I would love to read your letter to Delta, please. the whole trip, excpet the end, sounds wonderful. seriously.

Jenn said...

Sounds like a great time (for the most part). Glad it went well!

Char said...

Waaaaaaaah! I miss Jane! Glad you had a good trip.

Linsey said...

So glad you came, and SO glad I could meet you and set the height issue straight...lol...

EmLouisa said...

Aw, what a nice bed! Does that make up for Delta Suckiness????

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