Flew in to Phoenix this morning around 10am PST and picked up the rental car. Let’s start clearing up a few myths. “It’s a dry heat.” Dry heat or not, 105 degrees is still freakin’ HOT. HOT. HOT, HOT, HOT. Sure, you’re not melting quite as fast because “it’s a dry heat”, but when the temperature reader inside the PT Cruiser says that it’s 108 outside, it’s no better then when it’s 95 outside in Houston. Ok, glad we got that one out of the way. Now, can someone tell me one other thing? Where the heck is the GRASS? There is NO grass here. Well, on the golf courses that we have passed. Otherwise – no grass. Nowhere. Not a single blade I think along the entire stretch of I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson. Bizarre. As Krista said, it’s not the State of Arizona – it’s the State of Depression. I felt like I was on a movie set or something, it was just that surreal.
So we made the drive to Tucson, and I think I’ve decided that the city itself looks a lot prettier then what we saw of Phoenix. Maybe it was just that after 4 hours in the state by that point in time I’m getting used to it. Made the drive through the city to our final destination (by the way, if you’re curious just send me an e-mail and I’ll be happy to tell you all about it, I just don’t want to link and drive traffic to their site and show up in their stats.) Had a good, productive, long meeting with our client. (Since that is really the purpose of our trip, after all.) Then it was off to the pedicure. YUM. It was great – truly a treat and something I wouldn’t have ever paid for at home. And in Robyn’s honor, I picked OPI’s “Chick Flick Cherry” red for the polish. I took photos of the end result, but I didn’t grab the camera out of the car before the massage so no photos of that. I’ll have to tell you all about it tomorrow.
For now, it’s off to the amazing suite that we are staying in – a little bungelow basically with a full size washer & dryer, a kitchen, a huge bathroom, and a nice living room – in addition to the bedroom. It’s awesome! Having a great time … wish you were here!