But let's finish up with the third part now...
After my traumatizing tubing experience, I was informed that there were still two and a half days left in the trip and that I needed to suck it up and move on...so I did my best ;) We headed back to the villa that early evening, showered (which was the most painful experience ever, because not only did my skin burn of fire every time the water hit me, but the "bruise" on my back had developed a beautiful strawberry the size of a melon so that stung like a "b" as well) and got ready for the evening.
We met back up with our friends for a fancy dinner at the golf course we were staying at. I enjoyed a pomegranate martini, an absolutely amazing kale, beet, pear, candied pecans and dried 'razzcherries' salad with white poppyseed balsamic dressing, blackened butterfish with a light tomato sauce couscous and broccolini, and a strawberry shortcake that was drizzled in a roasted strawberry reduction and served with a side of roasted strawberry semifredo. The meal was heavenly to say the least! That was an early night, as we were all burnt, tired and a little hungover and we just wanted to sleep!
|sad, but true: this is the only picture of my food that I took all trip!|
|Ummmm hello! It was the half-yearly sale at Nordstom's...HEAVEN!!|
|These are the glasses I got to replace the ones I lost...I actually like them better anyway, so it's a win-win!|
Monday morning was a beautiful morning for coffee and breakfast on the balcony of our villa, followed by a walk through the neighborhood, then back to pack and head back to Nebraska.
|Enjoying the view during coffee|
|The beautiful "moonrise" off the balcony|
Anyway, I seriously have the most fun picking out outfits to wear when we are in Arizona. Maybe it's because I typically live in my gym clothes when I am at home, and when we're on a trip I dress up every day, I don't know. What I do know is I felt the most confident in these outfit selections for this trip for some reason!
|Friday: Travel Day|
|Saturday Night: Nice Dinner at Golf Course|
|The "long shot" version|
|Sunday: Breakfast and Shopping|
|The "long shot"|
|Sunday Night: Catered Dinner|
|The "long shot"|
|Monday: Travel Home Day|
|And one more "long shot"|