A few months ago when the wind was blowing and the snow was falling I thought it was time for spring, so I booked some tickets to visit my sister in Arizona. The fun part of it is only Rylee and I were going, a mother daughter party we haven't had since her brother came along 4 years ago. We planned our trip for the first of May, a time when it should be just about right in AZ and more than likely still snowing and blowing here. It was planned just right.
Anna picked us up from the airport a little late due to bad traffic, but I was so happy to just sit outside and bask in the 95 degree weather. Rylee wasn't basking so much as baking. Through all of our adventures; shopping, hiking, exploring...she was cooking.
Unless she was in her bathing suit. We went swimming twice a day and these pale Idaho girls got quite a tan. The absolute best part of this trip was the people I got to see. I miss my sister and we don't get to see each other nearly enough. And my most favorite roommate who has ever walked the streets of Rexburg is a children's nurse in Phoenix, so luckily I got to see her and talk late into the night. (ok, like 10 o'clock, which is really 11 in Idaho) I love these girls!
All in all the long weekend in Scottsdale was perfect. The only parts of AZ I've visited before is the corner driving to Vegas. Things I've discovered: everything bites, stings, pokes, or prickles. Everything! Do not walk out to check out a sweet saguaro in flip flops. Do not stand too close to said cactus. And do not leave your clothes on the floor. Otherwise when putting them on a nasty surprise will cause one to scream and jump on the table. Good thing Rylee has a sharp eye so I didn't put that scorpion on my body, and good thing this wasn't a really truly girls only weekend, because then Anna's husband wouldn't have come along to flush that poker pincher down the toilet. Without him, my pants would still be there.