Saturday, January 03, 2009

2008 Holiday Times in Phoenix

Happy holidays from Phoenix!  Maryetta flew in from Florida ... Mike, Agatha, and Annabelle drove in from Texas .. Matt from WDC and Julie from Tempe to join Fran and I for good times in Phoenix.

Fortunately, the weather cooperated and while we had a few rainy days the temperatures were in the 60's most every day and we were able to get out and about town.  

Annabelle was so much fun!  In the photo below she is racing to the camera and we are hoping the shutter clicks before she gets there.  AND ... Dec 31st was my birthday so Maryetta took us all out to dinner at the local Kona Grill where Julie was serving.  We got there early so it was not crowded and then we went home for my favorite cake the "Mother Lode" from Claim Jumper!

Annabelle got to ride on two trains ... the 1st, a kid size version at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park at the corner of Indian Bend and Scottsdale Road, and the 2nd, the adult version our new Phoenix valley light rail.  

Maryetta arrived before everyone else and she was able to join Fran and I at a six course dinner at George & Sons asian restaurant in Scottsdale with my swim team. Lots of fun where we had close to 30 people enjoying a number of different dishes served up by George and his staff.  Simon, our team sommelier provided a wonderful selection of south African wines to complement every course.