What we did on vaca

It's hard to believe it's been over two weeks since we went on vacation to Scottsdale. It seems like a distant memory. We stayed at our friends parents' home in Paradise Valley, which is a stones throw from Camelback mountain and the Phoenician Resort and Golf Club.  The perfect weather coupled with all of Scottsdale's amenities had us asking ourselves "why don't we live here" more than a couple of times.

Where we went:

What we did:

  • First and foremost, we lounged around the pool or in the hot tub, usually with a cocktail in hand, garished with rosemary and lemons from the garden. Ah, take me back!
  • The guys hiked Camelback mountain
  • We all played a lot of rounds of Cards Against Humanity
  • I vaguely recall a cartwheel and juggling competition
  • Drank mini champagne's out of a can and ate curry chicken salad...every day!
  • The guys played two rounds of golf, while we shopped and got pampered
  • We ate at Relish, the Phoenician's burger bistro one night, grilled at home the second, and ordered pizza from Humble Pie the last.
  • We spent an afternoon poolside at Hotel Valley Ho where I got to meet up with my soon-to-be sister in law, Jill, and surprise her at her bachelorette party.

 

How we got around:

  • UBER! How luxurious and convenient is this service!? Although Pittsburgh just got Uber, their service area doesn't cover our suburb. I am ready to petition. Who's with me?

So, to sum it up. We had a great time in beautiful weather with wonderful friends and perfect hosts. As you can see we were happy to arrive, and sad to leave. Are those pathetic sad faces or what?!