We had a fun weekend in Phoenix. As most of you noted, not having a car limited our options, but there was still plenty to do.
We accidentally followed oLLiE Boombayay's advice on food before the game, wandering by the pizza and wings place on Washington. People were nice to us that day, despite how the game turned out.
I'd share photos of our Saturday adventures, but I left the camera behind at the hotel that day, so, oops.
In the end, we went to the farmers market, where I got some great vegan tamales and hummus. The nice woman at the Doctor Hummus stand sent me off with ice, so that after 5 hours carrying our hummus and tamales in the sun, we did not get food poisoning. Always a plus, I think.
Because we were apparently feeling both lazy and cheap, we didn't go to the Heard or Art Museums. Plus, I wanted to spend as much time as possible outside. That same day Portland received 1.3 inches of rain. Ahh, sunshine.
Back onto the light rail, and over to Papago Park. We viewed the fishing pond. Funny. Climbed up Hole in the Rock. The view wasn't so exciting, but the rock was interesting (more so after we went to the Pueblo Grande Museum) and the breeze felt great. Yep, it got up to 76 degrees that day, and that felt really hot!
We sat up there for a while, then wandered a bit more in the park, and headed back down to the Pueblo Grande Museum. They were having an art/craft show. And we toured the museum. Nobody recommended that one, and it was small, but I liked it.
We had intended to have a nice dinner out that night, but, umm, did I mention the lazy? We had tamales, and hummus (oh, and someone had a hamburger) back at the hotel.
All in all, a good trip and a nice day. Back in Portland now, and it's rained all day. I don't mind the rain, but I can see why people spend their winters in Phoenix.
Thanks a bunch for the advice!