Saturday, June 21, 2008

Staycation Highlights: Day 6 and 7 (Thursday and Friday)


--We went to the Arizona Diamondbacks-Oakland A's game at Chase Field. We ate enough pizza, nachos, Cracker Jacks, ice cream, cotton candy, peanuts, and ICEES to put us all in a carb and sugar-fueled euphoria. That's just a fancy way of saying we ate bad...and we had fun doing it! The D-Backs won 2 to 1.

--For dinner, we went to Kyle's favorite place--In-N-Out Burger. Aside from having the BEST french fries anywhere, In-N-Out has the only fast food hamburger that I'll eat. They're also affordable. Nowhere else in Phoenix can you feed four people for less than $20. The boys and I ate there alot back when Q was in the hospital.

Unfortunately, In-N-Out isn't as widely available as, say McDonald's or Burger King. They only have locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.

--National Lampoon's Vacation wasn't on today.


--We started the day by taking Kyle to the orthodontist to get a steel tie-back repaired. We I have been doing that a lot lately. The little wire thingy fell out yesterday at the ballgame and it HAD to be fixed before he leaves for Oregon on Monday morning.

--After lunch at Jason's Deli, I dragged everyone to the mall to check out the Fiesta selection at Dillard's. No ivory yet!

--We walked by the movie theatre to see if they're playing anything good. Indiana Jones had started two minutes earlier...that means the previews are still showing. We got tickets and hurried inside. Q and the boys had been wanting to see IJ. As for me, that's two hours of my life I'll never get back.

--On the way home, the electric sign next to McDonald's said that it was 118 degrees outside. Time to hit the pool!

--For dinner, we went to a restaurant called Fajita's. Q and I used to go there alot when we were first married. The drink special for the evening was berry margaritas. I was drunker after one drink than Q was after two. My tolerance is very low, and bad things happen when I drink. Or good things, depending on who you are. :-)))

As of now, our staycation is all done. Collectively, we had a very good time. We bonded as a family. Hopefully we made a few good memories. We also indulged ourselves in ways we don't normally get to. And we managed to do it all without going broke!