Monday, 2/23/09 has been a day of rest, that would be...Me, laying by the pool and Will waxing the car followed by some grocery shopping and then we were exhausted. Nancy keeps asking me how come I'm so tired when I don't do anything...and I have no good answer...it's just the way it is.
Tuesday, 2/24/09 - I started this day with a treat for me, a manicure & pedicure at the local Asian nail shop across the street from the RV park in Mesa. I must say it was outstanding, included in the cost of $30 f0r both, she gave a great neck & should massage plus the pedicure included a "hot rocks" treatment. It was a real treat and they even had my very favorite color! After I returned home, Will and I set out for a repeat of Tortilla Flat on the Apache Trail. We loved the trio band that plays there everyday, 12 to 4 pm and Will wanted to try what we heard were great hamburgers. So off we went. We couldn't believe the crowd but they say it's like this every day. Will got in the hamburger line while I tried to find 2 seats out on the patio where the band was playing. After Will got a look at the hamburger only menu and prices I know he was very grateful I'm a vegetarian and brought my own lunch, as the cheapest hamburger was $7.50. I thought surely he would bolt from the line but he hung in there and finally got his order. OK Rog, (the hamburger guru) Will said it was absolutely deeeeelious and on a scale of 1 to 10, he gave it an 8 and NEVER even mentioned the price.. The music was wonderful and it was a great day and we look forward to coming back next year.
Wednesday, 2/25/09..Well at long last, spring training baseball starts TODAY. Our first game, compliments of Nancy, was the Chicago Cubs at their stadium Hohokam Park playing the LA Dodgers. We arrived and Nancy's connection, Vijay met us outside and gave us our tickets. A very nice young man from Chicago who comes out to AZ to work for about a week at spring training & then goes home to the cold & snow. We had absolutely wonderful seats, 3 rows up from the Cubs dugout, the first base side, right at home plate. You couldn't ask for better!! We sat behind a wonderful young couple from Chicago, Kate & Mike, out for their very first spring training games in AZ. They arrived this morning & were already at the ballpark by 12 noon. Kate had an impressive camera and promised she would email us some pictures she took. Will tried to convince them they should move to California, which we didn't think it would take much to convince them. They were loving the 85 degree weather...as were we. All in all it was a wonderful day, the Cubs beat the Dodgers - 5 to 3 (sorry Uncle Lloyd.) Tomorrow it will be the Giants & Dodgers in Scottsdale. Much love to our family and friends.