Phoenix and The Birds!

Arizona is so pretty! We stayed in Scottsdale and it's absolutely beautiful. If you ever have been to the Bahamas it really reminds you of that. It's so pretty. Our hotel was AMAZING. We had a HUGE king size bedroom. We definitely got a deal with using price line and staying in this hotel. Besides the Eagles losing the NFC Championship game we still had a great time.

When we left Saturday we got to the airport and were suppose to have a 3 hour wait till our flight left. Well Chris always likes to check in with the airline people at their little desk before we leave and they told us that a flight was actually leaving in like 5 minutes and it was just about empty and we could get on it, so we did! That means we got to Dallas, where our layover was 3 hours earlier. Once we got to Dallas, we got put on standby for an earlier flight to Phoneix, instead of the one we already had at 8:30. Well when it was time to board the flight, it didn't seem like we were gonna get on it, because it was packed. But low and behold they called our names, but we weren't sitting together. While we were boarding there was a lady in front of us and I saw her seat number and it was next to mine, so Chris asked her if she would mind switching and she did! So awesome, so we got to Phoenix way earlier. We were going to head to the Upper Deck Sports Grill to the pep rally, but once we got the car and got to the hotel and checked in, it was about 11, so we decided to go to bed since we had to get up at 7 am on Sunday for the game.

So Sunday comes and we were both up at 6:00 am and couldn't sleep, so we got ready for the game, called the concierge for a taxi and it took us to the Upper Deck Sports Bar for 3 hours of tailgating before we left for the game. The Upper Deck is totally an ALL Eagles bar in Phoenix, it's crazy how many people are Eagles fans down there. Many are people who transplanted there, but it's still awesome. So we got drinks and food. About 10:30 we started boarding the coach buses that would take us to the stadium. It was awesome not having to drive. Well, we all know the outcome of the game, but it still was an awesome time. There were so many Eagles fans there and especially in our section and the one next to ours. The Cards fans were pretty nice, besides one guy who just randomly pushed me for no reason. They actually said that they were surprised at how many Cards fans were there, because everyone has jumped on the bandwagon. They said usually their stadium is about half Cards fans and half the other teams. Anyways, at least we had something to cheer for, seriously till the last second of the game. We all really thought they were going to make a comeback, which they did, but our defense couldn't make a stop. I'm not even going to get started on our defense, besides the fact we have the 3rd ranked defense in the NFL, but allowed 24 points in one half. The bus ride back was pretty quiet, although mostly everyone said they weren't that upset with the outcome. All we really need is a number one receiver for McNabb. After the game we went back to the bar and had some more drinks, then we were both in the mood for some Mexican food. We asked the bartender were to go and he told us there was this authentic Mexican restaurant called Frank and Lupe's right around the corner, and it was seriously the best Mexican food we both had ever had.

On Monday, we did some site seeing. We wanted to go to Sedona and the Grand Canyon, but we didn't have enough time because we were meeting up with our friend Chad, who lives in Phoenix for dinner that night. We did go to the Desert Botanical Gardens and we climbed halfway up some random mountain. Then we went to the restaurant called the Salty Senorita and I got this awesome taco salad and Chris got chicken tacos. After that we did some shopping and took a trolley ride threw Old Town Scottsdale. Then we met up with Chad for dinner, after dinner we dropped Chad off and then got a root beer float and a dutch chocolate milkshake at this awesome place called the Sugarbowl.

Tuesday, we got up early and headed to the airport and left the 80 degree temps and back to the teens. It's nice there too because when it's 80 here it's so humid usually, but in AZ in 80 but breezy and it doesn't feel as hot as the temperature tells you it is.

There is nothing better though then being able to walk around in tank tops and flip flops in the middle of January! Although I wouldn't want to live in Arizona because I like having the 4 seasons, we definitely will go back!

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