Jaunt to Scottsdale, Arizona (and an update on Katniss!!)

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That’s right. The trailer is out for The Hunger Game movie. I’m dying.

See for yourself (thanks Brett!):

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/11/hunger-games-trailer-fight-to-the-death.html

————— Now on to our visit to AZ —————

This past weekend we visited Grandma Ruth in Arizona and it was wonderful.  She’s also now subscribed to my blog, so a big shout out to Grandma Ruth – HI GRANDMA!!

What we did:

  • We started off on the plane at 7am (sleepy wife) on Friday morning and passed the time with a Sons of Anarchy marathon

  • We spent the rest of the day at the Desert Botanical Garden during a Chiles and Chocolate event.  We had Chicken Mole’, Green Chili, and an assortment of chocolate from local vendors – it was even more delicious than it sounds

  • The first day ended off perfectly with me beating both Grandma Ruth AND Arion at Scrabble while eating Grandma’s famous cookies – that will go in the memory books for a lifetime

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  • Saturday we had breakfast at home and then went to Grandma’s brain exercise class: 7 Steps to Boost Memory.  It was a really interesting session about the brain and exercises to do to improve your memory.  I took notes.
  • After lunch at the café, we headed on a hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Trails

  • Grandma is quite the hiker and wore us out, so we went back to take a nap
  • Saturday night we ate in the dining room, which was extra special.  You get a soup, salad, app, entrée, vegetable, and dessert!  It was over the top delicious, plus it was fun to get dressed up and have a fancy dinner.
  • We came back to play Scrabble again and Grandma, admitting that she was tired the night before, proceeded to school both Arion and me – but we all remember, as it’s documented above, I beat her once!!
  • Sunday morning we played ping pong; and when I say played ping pong, I mean got beaten by Grandma Ruth and all of her friends.  They are seriously good.
  • After sweating it out, we went to brunch!  Just like dinner the night before, it was a limitless amount of food.  Happy Hubs.
  • Following eating our weight in delicious food, we lounged outside in the sun and read a bit before having to head to the airport
  • Overall, it was a wonderful mini-vacation!

Grandma Ruth, we miss you already and are so grateful to have spent that time together.  We love you!!

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