This past weekend, we went to Phoenix to see this lovely couple tie the knot:
They were beautiful, the wedding was beautiful, the weather looked beautiful from inside the air conditioned Wrigley Mansion.
While we were in Phoenix (staying with a friend -Thanks Kris!), we took some time to go sightseeing on Saturday before the wedding. We started by meeting Ben’s parents at Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright‘s winter home, studio, and school. We took the 9:30 AM tour, before it got TOO hot, which was good. During the whole 90 cum 120 minute tour, I drank my entire CamelBak that I’d filled with ice water before leaving Kris’s house.
Then we made our way to The Herd North Scottsdale Museum, where we had a super tasty lunch at the Café with my in laws. SO GOOD! I wanted to go cactus fruit picking after having cactus fruit lemonade at the cafe, it tasted like flowers and berries and didn’t set off my allergies! Woohoo! Cactus fruits are just coming into season, but we couldn’t find any at the bodegas Kris checked or the GIANT international grocery store by her house in Peoria, AZ.
Sunday was the wedding, where I accidentally got drunk (damned waiter kept refilling my wine glass when I wasn’t looking!) and boogied my butt off, followed by hanging out with Ben’s mom in her hotel’s pool while his dad took a nap.
It was a great weekend, and we even got to see trains and a spectacular lightning storm that turned into the most rain Phoenix has had in a long time. I missed being able to orient myself with mountains only being to the west though. Valleys are confusing to this Boulderite!