Wednesday, January 20, 2010


We had a great time with our friends in Arizona.  When we got to the condo, we found these pool towels sitting in our rooms....

it sums up our mini vacation.

Now the reason for going was for the guys to run the P.F. Chang's Rock N Roll Marathon....they ran the half....that is 13.1 miles if any of you out there need to know.  :)
We went into Phoenix for the guys to go to the Expo and pick up their race packets.  Now, that isn't very exciting for us non-running types, but the guys stopped at Quiltz on our way back....they scored a point with us that day.

The next day we took a little road trip to Sedona, with a stop in Jerome (a little hippie town) on our way.  We enjoyed the sites.
The guys scored another point when they stopped at Quilter's Store Sedona.  We did a little shopping and admired the quilt that was featured in Quilt Sampler Magazine....found on page 125 if you are curious.  :)

The rock formations were impressive in Sedona.

The guys ran their race on Sunday and then hurried back to the condo for the Viking/Cowboy football game.  I sat out by the pool with a good book and still heard our rowdy fans through the patio door.  :)  They brought along their jerseys and even some purple lights to hang from a plant in our room.....there was much celebrating going on!

No quilt shops on Sunday, but we did go to the bookstore.....because I wanted to buy a couple books.
I am sure you know who these are for.  :)

There was a little rain on Monday, but that didn't stop us from using the hot pool or grilling chicken outdoors.
We did spend a couple hours at Runner's World....but the guys (who are ever so thoughtful) took us to The Quilted Apple for a little shopping.  They even found a comfy sofa and some reading material there.

We enjoyed our three quilt shop stops.

Now to make the projects I brought home with me!

Notice the Walnut Litter?  I didn't haul that back on the airplane....but I learned that is what the crushed walnuts are that are used to fill pin cushions.  I had to chuckle because it was called Lizard Litter in Arizona....and back in Minnesota I found it in the bird section of the pet store.

It was a fun trip.   The guys were a hoot....going a little overboard in their compliments and manners (opening our doors at every stop)....finding us quilt shops on the internet and GPS......and letting us pick out a special little souviner.....

I can harldy wait for our trip to Door County in July!!!!


Judy S. said...

Sounds like a great trip to me, especially the quilt shop breaks. Sedona and Jerome are interesting the scenery. Congrats to the guys on finishing the half marathon. A few members of our family did the same thing in 2007 in Chicago; no quilt shop visits but lots of GK visiting time....

Lois said...

Door you come!!!
Sounds like your Arizona vacation was a lot of fun. We have been in Sedona and Jerome and the are so beautiful. Enjoy the fabby.

Lori said...

I think the guys are keepers for sure! Loved the photo of them on the couch with their "reading" material.
Looks like a fantastic trip! I guess if you were sitting out by the pool, it must have been warm! Nice!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It looks like you had lots of fun. We've been having rain like crazy, I don't know what the Arizona desert is like right now, but if they're anything like us, it's a good thing the race wasn't this coming weekend. Nice guys you have there. So glad you had a good time.

a dragonfrye said...

How fun!!! You will be having fun with your projects! We had our honeymoon in Door County way back 16 years ago.Is July cherry picking season in Door County?It is a beautiful place. Arizona is as well.I love they guys choice of reading material! What a lucky lady you are!