Thursday Sept 7th –
I got ready for the day after being awoken at 6:00 am by the sunny daylight, streaming though the wall to wall windows on one side of our room.
I then woke up Mike, so he could get ready too… and so we could go to a close by Starbucks for morning coffee 🙈☕️
Coffee was ordered and enjoyed at a table outside, where it was sipped between Mike and I, while I blogged 💻
We then went to Safeway to get some groceries to have at the house and then we returned and ate breakfast with everybody.
After which I painted for a few minutes before we left to meet up with the family of whom this trip was in part, for 😋 The sister-in-law to be and some others, (including all of us of course) drove on to check out some stores before a lunch date at Chick-Fil-A 😎🍗
I really wonder how much I could eat there before feeling OVER sufficiently stuffed 😜
Back at the house, a trial hairdo for ‘mother of the bride’ took place and then Mike and I went to check out the nearby outlets.
The kind of outlets that are still too much money for me, even with the sales going on 😋 So we continued on to check out a few more stores, also futilely 🙄
‘Twas then dinner time and another restaurant was checked off our list 😏
Hello In-N-Out…it’s me 🍔😎
Later that evening, John and I munched on the specially bought, cheddar and caramel popcorn during some visiting time and then the ‘wedded ones to be’ came over for a visit and that summed up the first, full day in Az. 🌵
Friday Sept 8th –
Pepper and tomato filled omelettes, bacon, toast and fruit was served up for breakfast by Mike and I 🍳🥓🍑🍓
We then all packed up and headed out towards Prescott, where we would be spending the day/night before the big day.
Before going to far though, we had to stop at Starbucks for the wifi, so that some wedding videos could be sent to the right people/places🤓
I used the time to blog and get a lime refresher with coconut milk and I could totally get used to the whole ‘nice weather and tasty drinks while blogging’ thing 👌🏻💕
We then continued the drive, stopping quickly to grab a package left for me by my sister at her in-laws. It was lovely to see them for a few moments before continuing on to The Wildflower Bread Company for lunch.
Which was already a nice change from the fast food style meals 😊
A parmesan chicken sandwich was shared by Mike and I and it was very good 👌🏻
Since we shared and weren’t overly full, we swayed the opinion of ‘what to do next?’ towards getting dessert 😉
And I knew just the place 👌🏻
Shannon’s Cheesecakes, though the atmosphere and aroma are not those of an alluring spot to eat, I knew better, having eaten there before.
After some confusing contemplating about who was trying what, cheesecake was ordered and taken to eat by the court house.
My favourite was the peanut butter flavour 🍰
Mike had ordered hazelnut and since he got the second last piece of it, she threw in the other slice as well, since it had a sample taken out of it and couldn’t be sold anyways!☺️
We then meandered around downtown, enjoying the slightly cooler weather.
Then to get iced coffees at Yellow Leaf.
It’s so odd to be in Arizona and go to all the places I’ve been with my sister, without her being here too, as she used to live there not so long ago 😬
Though it was pretty much like she was with me for the amount of things I asked her about what to eat and where to go and what to order when I got there 😂🙈
She seriously acted as my very own, personal trip advisor 🕵🏻♀️
Some shopping was done and then we had a dinner date with the minister who is a friend of the family and would be performing the wedding ceremony the next day 😊
Olive Garden was the place to meet and there we had a nice dinner together before they welcomed us into their home for the night.
Where dessert, coffee and conversation filled our evening 😉☕️🍰