Well it is my last day here in Phoenix so before I leave I will give you an update on what Brett and I have been up to over the last 4 days.
In my last diary entry, I mentoined that Brett and I were going to make a trip up to the Grnad Canyon. However, minutes after posting that entry, Brett and I cancelled the plans after realizing just how much it was going to cost us. Although it was probably a once in a lifetime opportunity, it just wasnt worth it as it would probably have meant Brett and I having to cancel out legs of our trip later on in year. Anyhow, at least it gives us a good excuse to come back to Arizona!
On Monday afternoon, JP called in as he was on his way to Scottsdale and wondered if we were interested in coming along. Since we were no longer going to the Grand Canyon, we tagged along. We stopped in for lunch at this Mexican Restaurant. It didnt take us long to realize why JP had chosen this place...the waitresses were some of the most atrractive i've ever seen! JP took a photo of Brett and I with our waitress, Eva, and you can see that in Brett's Photo Gallery. JP also showed around the area, known for massive homes and panoramic golf courses. We also got up close to Camelback Mountain.
Day 9 of our trip, Tuesday, was a rather quite one. Brett and I both woke up early to say goodbye to Uncle Pete before he left for Washington for business. In the late morning, we went for a cruise in Uncle Pete's car towards Red Mountain and the Salt River again, to capture the fantastic scenery that we were unable to on Sunday because of the fact that I forgot my camera. It was a good morning out, apart from the outrageously hot conditions...it was about 43 degrees.
In the afternoon, Auntie Tasha took us shopping, as I needed to buy myself a new pair of boardies after my others tore on the tube ride on Sunday. That night was spent at home relaxing...something that seems very common in Phoenix...now thats my kind of lifestyle.
On Wednesday, Brett and I decided to go tubing down Salt River again, only this time we completed the entire course...all 4 hours of it! This time on the river was much more relaxed than it was on Sunday however, because of the fact that there were no massive groups of drunk American's floating down some river! In fact, at some points, Brett and I were the only ones on certain stretches of Salt River
In the evening, we were meant to be going to a Beach Party with Margo, Mellisa and Corrie, but when they had to cancel due to bloody homework, Brett and I decided not to go as neither of us could be bothered paying for a taxi to get home...man we are stingee!! Instead we stayed at home watching the World Poker Tour on TV lol...
Thursday, Day 11 of our trip, was another relaxed day. In the morning a couple of Auntie Tasha's friends arrived from Washington to stay with her...she always seems to be entertaining! In the afternoon we all went out for lunch at the Salt River Lake Restaurant. It was nice apart from the heat...as usual in Phoenix! The rest of the afternoon was spent cleaning and packing our clothes ready to leave for Vancouver in the morning.
In the evening, JP and Stella came around for dinner again, to meet Auntie Tasha's friends, Barbara and Jim. The night started with Auntie Tasha's own "Chocolate Martinis". Man they were potent with Vodka, Creme de Cacao and Cointreau making up the ingredients. By the end of the night everyone was rather drunk, especially JP, highlighted by his midnight dip in the pool with only his underwear covering him.
It was a fantastic last night in Phoenix and we must say a big thankyou to Auntie Tash, Uncle Pete, Cori and Uluru for letting Brett and I stay in their beautiful home. It was grately appreciated and we cant wait to come back
Anyway, better get going.