We got back Monday from a nice long weekend out in Arizona. Derek and I got in a few hours after my parents and brother and met just in time for drinks then dinner at the hotel before calling it a night early to adjust to the time difference.
The next morning I was up early so a nice long walk around the property it was... followed by a donut on the balcony - when on vacation, right??
Before it got too hot for the day we spent the morning at Desert Botanical Gardens. I'd picked it out and wasn't sure if it would be boring or not but we all loved it once we walked in. It had all the classic desert scenes and plenty of cactuses to admire.
We ate lunch on the patio of The Montauk in Scottsdale before heading back to the hotel to spend the rest of the day at the pool. It was 90+ so the pool was the place to be - luckily with the dry heat the high temperatures were pleasant to enjoy and mornings/nights were cool.
We ventured out for Mexican that night - always delicious in the southwest. We ate at Los Dos Molinos - they are known for their spicy dishes and they aren't joking, spicy it is! They do have some non spicy on the menu and give you a warning. There's a nice patio to enjoy too.
We finished off Friday night at the fire pits at the hotel - I could sit there all day, especially in that fantastic weather.
More to come... xx