This past week I was lucky enough to travel to Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona with my mom and my friend Jessica. The two main reasons we went were to visit my godmother-Tina- and to golf. Jess and I are both on the golf team at Rosemount High School and as the golf season has just begun and matches are quickly approaching, we practiced and played golf ALL WEEK.
We planned this trip just before Christmas (one of the best Christmas presents ever!) and had to wait exactly 97 days since the day we planned it. (Yes, we used a countdown app😄). It was a long time to wait, but we made it!
Our trip began on Saturday March 21st. We went out to dinner to Big Bowl (http://bigbowl.com) with both of our families. (Me, my mom, my dad, Jess, Jess’ dad, Jess’ mom, and Jess’ sisters Gabi and Rachel) I ordered a stir fry and it was DELICIOUS! 🍜🍲 After eating, we said our goodbyes and headed off to the airport. When we arrived at the airport, we checked our bags, got checked in, made it through security, found our gate, and boarded the plane. The plane ride (which was VERY late at night) consisted of playing a fun game called spot it (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91FlNKhyiQL._SL1500_.jpg), taking LOTS of pictures of the city at night, laughing, and sleeping.
View from the sky!
When we landed, Tina (my godmother) picked us up and we immediately drove to her house. We were all very tired from the long day, so getting to sleep in a real bed rather than an airplane seat felt amazing!
The next day we got up late and went to watch the LPGA Founder’s Cup Tournament at Wildfire Golf Club. We were able to watch many of our favorite golfers, including Stacy Lewis, who was in the leading group at the time. Watching all of those great golfers in beautiful weather was so fun, I enjoyed every minute of it. Here are some images from the LPGA Founder’s Cup Tournament:
Following the tournament, we practiced on the range at a nearby course called Stonecreek Golf Club. After the range, we ate at an exceptional Italian Restaurant called Crust. I ordered Penne pasta with meat sauce and meatballs and Jess had Penne alla Scottsdale. We all enjoyed our meals very much!
Our meals at Crust.
After we finished our dinner (we actually didn’t finish the meals because the portions were HUGE; we had to take our leftovers home) we got ice cream from Rita’s next door. The twist ice cream was amazing! 😍🍨
Monday morning we got up very early because we had a 7:12 tee time at Long Bow Golf Club. The course was very fun to play, although there was a lot of desert hazards! Check out the pictures below from Long Bow: Following the round at Longbow, we went to the Thirsty Lion for lunch, which was located in the Tempe Marketplace. While waiting for our oven-baked pretzel and french dips, we were able to capture beautiful pictures of flowers, butterflies and the surrounding area.
After lunch at the ThirstyLion, we played golf (again). Jess and I played at Orange Tree Golf Club in a Twilight Round. We were paired with two nice men- John and Ken. It was a very fun round, however, to our dismay we didn’t see a single orange tree on the course. 🍊
At last, after playing about 30 holes of golf that day, we arrived home and relaxed. We even played operation and could not stop laughing. 😄 Monday was a very good day!
Jess and I were still very hot when we got back to Tina’s house, so we decided to jump in the pool. It was pretty cold because the pool heater wasn’t turned on, but it felt very nice. The pictures of us jumping into the pool that night didn’t turn out so well, but I have attached pictures from the next day that had better lighting. (My face is a little weird in the cannonball picture).
That night for dinner we enjoyed delicious tacos made by my mom. 😍👍 Before bed, we played a few games of Mario Kart, which is one of my favorite wii games. Jess and I were pretty good because we had both played it before, however, Tina was struggling a little. It took her a while but by the end of our trip, she moved from 12th place to 10th place! 👏🎉🏆🎮