Thursday, September 30, 2010

Phoenix, AZ Trip

Last week my DH decided to attend a conference in Scottsdale and asked if I wanted to go along. We had been in Phoenix just after my kidney cancer surgery 4 years ago. At that time they convinced us to buy a unit here by giving us a "free" Alaskan Cruise. I'd always wanted to go to Alaska so I jumped at the chance.

So, DH said maybe we could stay at the place we'd bought - the Shell Legacy Golf Resort in Phoenix. I agreed to come on this trip if we could stay there and if our dog Mimi could stay at her sisters. Both worked out and here I am!

Our flight left home at 6:00am yesterday morning so it was a very long day. We arrived here at 11:30am or 2:30pm our time. After check-in and lunch, DH went to his conference and I settled down for a nap.

He finally got back here about 10PM (local time) and we went out to the grocery store for supplies. He'd had dinner at the conference but I hadn't eaten since lunch. Turned out I knew someone from Delaware at the conference. Small world!

Anyway, finally bed around 1am (local)/4am my time. DH had to get up early for next day of conference and I slept on. At 8:30am local some ATT people were here to install wifi. I don't think so! I told them to come back later but, of course couldn't get back to sleep. I noticed a message on the answering machine - the spa had called with a special offer at 7:59am. How early to people here get up?

The rest of the day so far has been goofing off and doing webwork. I had a better wifi connection before the ATT people come back but I think I've fixed that.

The pictures in the post below are from the balcony here. We're overlooking the golf course. I thought that might be quieter than overlooking the pool!

The conference is over today so there will be more sightseeing - and more pictures. Then, home on Saturday.

View of the golf course from my balcony

Thursday, September 16, 2010

At "Our" Farm this weekend

Cider Fest September 18 & 19
Kick off the cider pressing season with tastings of Rinker's freshly pressed cider and check out cider pressing demonstrations with our 1800s antique press at 11:30, 1:30 & 3:30pm. Visit with Farmer Bob at 11am and take a tour of the farm's antique tractors and restored 1950s Chevy Truck. Farmer Bob will share some history and how each tractor has been used over the years. Enjoy Cider Slushies and apple pies from our Roosteraunte!

Take a hayride to the "Who's Your Farmer?" Corn Maze and dig some new potatoes to take home. Children love to hunt for potato treasure in the field!

I love the picture of the corn maze!

This is from Great Country Farms in Bluemont, VA Definitely My Farmer :)

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