Monday Sept 11th –
We drove into Phoenix to meet up with some family friends for breakfast.
Just prior to this trip, I had said how I wanted biscuits and gravy and as I glanced over the menu, guess what I found 😋
That decision was made easily and then sad coffees sipped and pleasant conversation shared.
(It ruins so many experiences to have to drink bad coffee, after you’ve experienced GOOD coffee 😞)
Anyways, the food was good, my biscuits and gravy enjoyed and then we went our separate ways.
Since we were further into Phoenix then normal, we tossed around some ideas until the Tempe mall was decided on and used up many hours (and dollars) of our time 😜🛍💳😎
Mike and I got a delicious cucumber mojito from ‘Paradise Splash’ 😁
It was super fresh and tasty and the others I’d sampled were all really good as well, the ‘carrots and cream’ especially being a sweet surprise 😏🥕
The end of our purchasing came and one mission pre going back to the house, was left😉
Read about it under ‘Jem Moments’ 💎😉
It was the first morning we got to sleep in without setting an alarm for the next day, since we arrived almost one week earlier👌🏻😌😋
Mike and I had the opportunity to make use of an offer to use our newly acquired sisters, parents pool, so we took it 😎☀️💦🍹
It was like going to a private resort 💁🏻
Lemon and lime waters were sent out with us, pool floaties available and a snack of watermelon brought out later on, before a chauffeur ride back to our house👌🏻⛱
(The tasty basil and garlic olives were purchased at World Market 😉 )
It was all much appreciated and we did feel slightly guilty…but also very thankful to be spending a 42 degree day, poolside 😬💕
We then readied ourselves to go over to a friend’s house for dinner 👫🏡
We arrived and a spread of ribs, salad, pasta, baked peppers, bread and ginger lemon tea filled us to the max 🥗🍞🍹🍴🌶👌🏻
Or so we thought, until the coffee and ice cream came out 😏
We spent the rest of the evening visiting and it was an entertaining time, yet also so odd to actually be at a childhood friends house with her now married and living in Arizona and me and my European husband and family visiting her, because my brother-in-law, married her sister-in-law.
We never cease to see that it is indeed, a small world 😏