Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Fave Five from Phoenix

Yes I know I've been MIA from Friday Fave Five for a couple of weeks.  But I have an excuse, a really good excuse.  Really I have.  I'm traveling this weekend. (And last weekend, I wanted people to continue to read my post about 'Not For Sale', so I decided not to post anything for a few days.)

1.  As you can tell from my title, yes, I'm in Phoenix, Arizona. My daughter in law invited me to visit this weekend and we've already been having great memory making adventures. That is actually two blessings--a little vacation and a precious daughter in law.

2.  Because I am participating in Project 333 (wearing only 33 items of clothing for 3 months), packing was a breeze. I love traveling light and it was so simple to pack my few clothes in my backpack. I'm only going to be gone for three days, so I don't need much--a couple of changes of clothes and two knitting projects.

3.  Flying out of Burbank's Bob Hope Airport is a much less stressful experience than going through long lines of security at LAX.  Because it's a much smaller airport, it's easier to navigate through the terminals and gates to get where you need to be.

4. This morning we hiked up South Mountain. The weather was unseasonably cool (in Phoenix that means mid 70s) and cloudy, but it made for great hiking weather.  Photos to follow*.

5.  Fantastic food at The Farm for lunch.  The Farm is a local organic farm in southern Phoenix.  Soup and sandwich at the cafe was superb.  An added bonus was meeting an acquaintance from my hometown who is now on the farm staff there.  What a coincidence!

*I didn't bring my computer with me so I won't be able to upload photos until I return home on Sunday afternoon.  But trust me; the desert is beautiful!

So that's what I have been doing.  How about you?  Check out Susanne's blog and join Friday Fave Five to share adventures, blessings, gratitude for your week.


Brenda said...

Are you going to post the 33 items of clothing you used for project 333? I'm so curious. I'd like to try that when I have access to a washer and dryer, but right now I am glad for 30 pairs of underwear and would not make it on just 3 items of outerwear ;)

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Yeah, I'd love to hear about that 33 project!

We love the Burbank airport, too. It's so much closer to my son's apartment. We flew in there once and it was so much less stressful. Just not a lot of flights out of there coming this way.

Can't wait to see Phoenix photos. Have a great week ahead.

roxie said...

Yep - I also want to see these 33 items of clothing. I have wear-tested clothing for Pendleton, which means you cram in as many hours of wear as possible ie, you wear the same thing all day, every day for two weeks. At the end of that time, you may buy the garment for a mere pittance. I liked wearing uniforms in boarding school, and think that 33 items would be an interesting challenge. Though I do LOVE clothes! Hmm, and I hate wearing jeans, so that leaves a LOT of options out for me.

Hugs to the DIL and joy to you both!

Bethany said...

That sounds like a wonderful weekend! I wish I could have come with you! ;) I was just thinking too about the 33 items... even with a full closet, I probably only wear that many things anyways! You always have interesting things to share!

Sharon Lynne said...

Yes the desert can be so beautiful. I'm glad your having a good time. Can't wait to see the pictures.

I love Burbank airport. I can't figure out why its still small and somewhat--not crowded, after all these years.

Marg said...

I love to see you travelling and enjoying yourself with your special family.
Tell us more about this 33 things...I love that idea...I'll be leaving this week and let's see if I can handle 33 things...That would be a good test. I already only travel with one overhead piece of luggage and a backpack.

Susanne said...

How nice of your daughter in law invited you over. It sounds like you are having a wonderful time.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I agree! Flying out of those smaller airports is such a relief compared with the traffic and congestion of LAX.

Tracy said...

Fun to hear of your travels, fun with family & the joy of traveling with less, Willow! It's Monday as I write... already looking forward to Friday--busy week ahead... haha... Happy Days, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

Barbara H. said...

Sounds like a wonderful time!

I'll have to remember that about the airports if I ever head that direction.