Friday, September 27, 2013

Desert Paradise

Our favorite part of Scottsdale was our stay at the Saguaro a.k.a desert paradise. It's located in the heart of Old Town. So bright, so beautiful. I could definitely live there. We lounged by the pool most of the time and even did some night swimming. They had underwater speakers. It just doesn't get more magical than music under water.

We also put the bikes to good use. If you're not a regular, apparently you're sore for days. Who knew?

We had to try out the Distrito. Their chorizo is everything. I think it may have been the best I've ever had and I've had some pretty amazing chorizo. 

So long, summer! You were so good to us.

Friday, September 20, 2013

An Arizona Adventure

This picture just about sums up how I feel about Scottsdale, Arizona. Kandee and I traveled to the valley of the sun this month and had an absolute blast. We couldn't get enough of Old Town and the desert. I may not miss the 115 degree weather, but I do miss that charming town full of culture.

The best Jalapeno Pecan Cakes from the Orange Table Bar.

Just chatting it up with some locals.

When we weren't stuffing our faces with food, we were shopping at Mexican Imports. We went to this store at least once a day. We left with Mexican blankets galore. I had trouble fitting all of the goodies into my suitcase and had to even take a few blankets as my carry on. Yes, I was that girl. There were so many places we didn't get a chance to explore. Take Goldfield Ghost Town for example. I guess I'll just have to go back. No complaints there!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Meet Krycek

Meet our new cat. This is Krycek (named after an X-Files character, of course). So he isn't exactly new, but this is basically the first time I could snap a picture. Not because he is camera shy, but because he never really stops moving. He is one active feline. He is mad as a hatter, but we love him. By we I mean I. Tad is still trying to get past the litter box and him destroying various household items. Never a dull moment! He is definitely a little blessing and I am thankful Samantha thought of us when he needed a home.

I was really missing the animal life after Klifford decided to leave us to live with my parents' chihuahuas. Yes, he decided. He wasn't happy unless he was with my dad. I didn't want to believe it, but they are truly inseparable. Seriously. If you see my dad driving around town, Klifford is in the passenger seat. Lucky for me, they visit on weekends and I have a crazed cat who keeps me on my toes.