But... I AM BACK!!!
So... back on track for tomorrow, but today I'll show you what I have been up to this past week.
Cibo (dinner). 5 stars!
Sheraton check in.
3.5 mile run (treadmill)
PLC conference (great keynote speakers)
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant (lunch). Horrible wait, average food.
Drive to Scottsdale.
Cantina Laredo (dinner) A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.! 5 stars!
My H & M shopping fix (had to replace Aspen's shoes we lost on the ship)
3.4 mile run in downtown Phoenix. Picked up a couple extra runners in the lobby.
Thai Elephant (lunch). 4 stars.
Hike up Camelback Mountain (this deserves a write up of it's own at the bottom)
Maggiano's (dinner) in Scottsdale. 4 stars. Bread at Maggiano's... 5 stars.
Alice Cooper's-town (lunch). 5 stars! Great fries, chili, and mashed potatoes.
Airport & home.
1.2 miles up the side of a mountain with boulders and terrain that required hand holds, and an incline of 1300 feet. One teacher ended up stopping when we had to start climbing using the poles, and another kept trying to stop, but I kept persisting. We made it to the top just before sunset. What an amazing view. The hike was not a trail hike, per say, but a climb over large boulders. Even in broad daylight we got lost a few times because it is hard to tell where the trail even is.
SO... as we watched the sun set, I realized we were standing on top of a mountain with an "older" hiker to get down the trail... over boulders... without getting lost... IN THE DARK!!!
That was an interesting hike. Fun day!
|hiking up the "trail"|
|Downtown Phoenix in the distance|
|At the top: me, Jared, Michael & Audrey|