Chilling for a couple hours in my hotel room after spending the morning soaking up sunshine in Phoenix! I slept in until 8 (seriously!) and skated thru continental breakfast just before it closed. A trip across town to pick up my rental car, then it was straight to downtown. I’m actually staying in Goodyear, about 20 miles from Phoenix, cause that’s where the wedding is.

First thing i found that sounded cool was a green square on the map called “Squaw Peak Park”. As it turns out, it really is a peak – i was pleasantly surprised. Hiked to the top to enjoy the view and bake myself against the rocky hillsides. Great way to start the day!

Then i headed back to downtown – the skyscrapers were calling to me – and found a spot to park so i could walk around. After a couple hours of exploring, i was totally parched, but was rescued by a Starbucks oasis. Invigorated, i explored for a couple more hours, then retreated to my air conditioned room to relax for a bit until Anna and the others are done with the rehearsal and ready for dinner. This gave me a chance to post up some photos for you’all, so you can live vicariously in whatever rainy, snowy place you’re inhabiting today. 😉 And now i think it’s time to go sit by the pool…