Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Arizona Weekend

We spent three wonderful days in Scottsdale, Arizona for the long weekend.

Obviously a majority of our time was spent in the lazy river at the Westin Kierland.


We enjoyed reading, drinking, and relaxing poolside as well.


Yes, my husband reads "Foreign Affairs" poolside. Super light reading, right? :)



We also had dinner with some friends of mine from work in Phoenix one of the nights, which was a blast.

On our final day we hiked Pinnacle Peak.


It's a 3.5 mile hike through a really cool desert mountain.


We saw tons of wildlife. Lots or rabbits, birds, and lizards. We managed to capture a picture of one huge lizard lounging on this rock. Can you spot him?


We also saw lots of great desert plants and cacti. Like this crazy Saguaro Cactus.


There are also some amazing views of Scottsdale.


If you're ever in Scottsdale I highly recommend this hike.


How was your Memorial Day?

13 comments:

Cat said...

You look amazing in your bikini, doll! Love that lazy river...heaven in "water" form! :)

xx Cat

Ashley said...

Hello Lazy River!!! I love those!!! I think I need to goto Arizona... lol

Glad you had a great weekend

Dee Stephens said...

I love hiking!! looks like a perfect weekend!

Lil' Woman said...

Ahhh lazy rivers....my weakness! :)

The Shabby Princess said...

Love Scottsdale! My aunt and uncle live in Prescott and we usually make a PHX/Scottsdale trip once or twice a year with them. Glad y'all had a nice trip!

Sweet Simplicity said...

It sounds like the perfect weekend getaway! I really wish I had a lazy river in my backyard.

Jules said...

I don't think I would have left the lazy river. That is so fun that the hotel had that! The hike looks really nice too.

Tickled Pink said...

Aww my home!! You were like 5 minutes from me! Glad you had a great time!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I'm so jealous. I need a vacation big time!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It looks like an awesome time!!! Glad you had a great Memorial Day weekend!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I so want to be on that lazy river right now. Gorgeous!

Katy said...

I want to roll down a lazy river, man that looks so refreshing. you guys are brave for hiking in the desert, it would make me cry from just the thoughts of rattlesnakes haha!
xo
KATY

Nancy said...

I dream of a hike like that with my hubby! Looks amazing!

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