Monday, July 11, 2011


How better to get away from the normal routine and the ridiculously hot weather than a staycation?!

A couple of weekends ago, Hyrum, Tony and I took off with my family to stay in Scottsdale for a few days.  A 30 minute drive to a three-bedroom resort is my kind of vacation.  Here's why...

First... We could set the air conditioning at 73, be perfectly comfortable, sleep with a blanket on at night, cuddle for our middle of the day nap, and NOT run up our electric bill.  That is the definition of luxury.

Second... We could play games, watch movies, laugh, and enjoy one another's company.  We didn't need roller-coasters or the beach or anything.

Third... Our full-sized kitchen and outdoor grills meant we didn't have to spend extravagant amounts of money to feed the 11 of us.  We just brought the groceries we would need and enjoyed breakfast burritos, muffins, homemade pizza, tacos, and hamburgers, among other snacks and treats.

Fourth... The 110+ degree weather was tempered by the beautiful pools and splash pad.  Hyrum took his first swim and loved it.  Tony and I enjoyed date night at the "dive-in" movie (with a baby-sitter named Auntie Keila back at the room).  

We really enjoyed the time we got to spend with the Shinkle Family!  We are so lucky to have them so close!

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