I do always want to schedule a winter break away from the cold too. It helps me so much. Reason for this trip was a girls reunion. I met up with Becca and Shannon - we all knew each other when we lived here once upon a time.
Becca and I landed Wednesday night - she's coming from Oregon - and we went straight to Postino when Shannon picked us up. It's dark in there, but that bruschetta board brought me so much joy. The brie, apple and fig jam one is so good. And so is the burrata, bacon, arugula and tomato. Basically they're all simple ingredients, but so delicious.
Shannon got a pup. He's a rescue and has some calming down to do, but basically he's a sweet buddy.
Best idea ever - drive-thru salads! I would eat this every day. They try to keep costs down and prices down, but they have wonderful combos of salads. I loved this. Please expand to Utah.
Nearby to Shannon's new house is the house where my great-grandparents lived. I don't know that I had ever seen it (or maybe I just don't remember) so we drove over and took a look. It's an historic neighborhood in Phoenix with houses from the 30s and 40s, mostly built by the same person.
Churn, next door.
Madagascar vanilla ice cream, salted caramel sauce with a pretzel cone. Always.
Friday morning we hiked in north Phoenix with Jen.
Then pasties for lunch.
The rest of the weekend we camped out at a fancy JW Marriott resort, since Becca works for the company and got us a great rate.
Saturday - Shake Shack and shopping. And a mostly free meal thanks to my AmEx credit card dining benefit.
Back to the pool.
After dinner at some Mexican joint, we hunted down the fire pit for s'mores.
All the way at the back of the property.
One more Postino run before we go. Cucumber honey lemonade, please.
We tried the cauliflower. It was excellent.
Light this time!
A little walk through ASU.
Adios, Phoenix. See you again soon.