Remember, I’m still in catch up mode here. Last time I wrote about our travel adventures was about our day spent in Albuquerque, NM on our road trip from MO to AZ. So after a day of fun exploring Albuquerque, it was time to hit the road again on the last leg of our journey to Phoenix. It was an easy 8 hour day and we stayed pretty focused on making good time to get there at a descent hour. We did however make time for one silly stop at the Biggest TeePee in the Southwest. Skyler wanted a pair of moccasins so we spent a few minutes looking through the store and getting a couple of pictures before we hit the road again.
We made it to our condo in Scottsdale, AZ at about 3:30 that afternoon and went straight to unpacking. It was a very hot October day in Scottsdale and the trek from our parking space to the condo was a long one! We were both worn out, sweaty, and exhausted by the time we had moved everything into the house. So we got cleaned up and took a cab to our favorite bar/restaurant, Yard House.
We lived in Old Town Scottsdale and so we were only a few blocks away from tons of restaurants and shopping which made for convenient, inexpensive cab rides. It was a great way to wind down from a long couple of days on the road and unpacking: tasty food, cold beer, and watching the world series! Check out Sky’s massive chicken pot pie he ordered…
As always, our first couple of days in a new city were filled with unpacking, grocery shopping, exploring, and settling in. Seeing all of the cacti on the road trip to AZ got me in the mood to plant my own little cactus garden. While grocery shopping at Wal-Mart I found all of these great little mini cactus’s all for $1-$3 each! It definitely got me into the desert living mood.
We tried a local restaurant for lunch on our first full day in town. Carlsbad Tavern is a quirky New Mexican style restaurant with a super fun atmosphere. The food and service were both great, and it was nice to get away from unpacking for a bit and chill out.
We spent one of those first few evenings carving pumpkins to spruce up the place for Halloween a bit.
I even did cute little mini pumpkins for our nephews Ayden and Landyn.
And I completed my first Pinterest DIY project…a festive fall decoration.
So we had finally made it to Phoenix, were unpacked and getting settled in, and had even decorated a bit. It was definitely just about time for some fun desert style adventures…