Friday, March 19, 2010

Better late than never!

So....I went to Mexico. After a not so great time one Spring Break in Cancun I decided that Mexico wasn't really where it was at. Whenever people would talk about going to Mexico I often wrinkled my nose and shrugged my shoulders. Yes, I was a Negative Nancy when it came to Mexico.

But then, Mya suggested we go to Mexico over spring break and I decided to give it another chance. It was AWESOME! We stayed in a great condo, had great weather, ate and drank ourselves silly and had just a wonderful time.

I know I'm a bit late posting the pictures but here they are.

Mexico! on PhotoPeach

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cover Girl

I was recently featured on the cover of our district newsletter. This photo was taken at the start of the K300 race and it was about a million degrees below zero outside (if not colder). I stayed to watch a friend of mine start his race and saw Lance Mackey take off out of the chute then I went home. My feet were like frozen bricks and they actually tingled every time I took a step but I have this wonderful picture to remind me of that day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Erin in Phoenixland

Day 2 was pretty good. I again got up early to drop Scott off at work and was left to my own devices all day. I went for a short little jaunt in Beverly Canyon. Beverly Canyon was NOTHING compared to my hike the day before but it was a nice to get outside and walk around a bit.

While hiking around in the canyon the weather started to look a bit ominious and I decided that the weather to the east of Phoneix looked sunny. So I hopped in Scott's car and drove until I reached the sun and an In and Out Burger. After eating lunch I went to the shopping mall across the way and bought a new outfit for an upcoming trip to Juneau. While in Old Navy the rain started pouring and all the weather I had escaped from finally caught up with me. It POURED out and, not wanting to get soaked, I sought refuge in Old Navy.

After the rain passed I saw that it was sunny again to the west and started heading back towards Phoenix. I stopped in Tempe (I love Tempe) and did some quick shopping on Mill Avenue before heading back to town to pick Scott up from work.

Right after Mya got home we loaded up in the car and headed to the mall to watch Alice in Wonderland in 3-D at the IMAX! Although I felt that the story was missing some essential pieces I loved the characters, the costumes and the scenery. Johnny Depp was excellent as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter did a good job as the Red Queen. One of Scott's friends summed her up as "not evil enough" and I had to agree. More evil would have been just fine with us. And what Alice in Wonderland movie viewing wouldn't be complete without the parents next to us with the two small children under four years of age. Sorry, but bringing two small children to a Tim Burton film at the IMAX after seven at night just doesn't sound like a good idea....and it wasn't.

Scott and I went on to hike Flat Iron in the Superstition Mountains the next day. I don't have my pictures downloaded and until I do you're all going to have to watch this to get an idea of what the hike was like! It was AWESOME and I'm still sore today.

Right now I'm waiting for Scott and Mya and baby Wyatt to wake up and after packing a few more odds and ends we are heading to MEXICO for the weekend. Booyah!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Guess where I am...

I'm in Phoenix and had a wonderful day yesterday. Scott offered to give me his super awesome car so I could tool around the city while he was at work. After dropping him off I went back to his house and grabbed my workout gear and went to the gym to get a nice run in. Then I went to Whole Foods and spent time eating samples and oogling all the wonderfully beautiful produce. I grabbed a sandwich and some snacks and was off to hike Piestewa Peak. The veiw from the top was gorgeous and after a brief rest I headed back down.

After my hike my knee hurt a bit so I decided it was time to go shopping. I got a few odds and ends that I needed and headed to the grocery store.

Although there a was a grocery store next door to the Target I had been shopping at I decided to travel all the way down the road to another grocery store. It wasn't until I drove past the Target again that I saw the Fry's grocery store next door.

Anyway, I was at the grocery store when I ran into Elvis. I noticed him looking at the tomatoes and did a double take. He had the Elvis hair, the Elvis glasses, the Elvis sideburns and really did look like Elvis. I cast glances at him under the guise of trying to find the perfect zucchini. After a bit I got bored of the Elvis watching game and decided I had enough zucchinis and threw the bag in my cart. I wheeled my cart away to go get some tomatoes. At this point Elvis had moved on and I lost sight of him. I picked out a container of cherry tomatoes and began to maneuver my cart around the onion kiosk. I must turned a bit too sharp and instead of gracefully gliding around the sweet onions I ran head on into the potatoes. I looked up and there he was, looking at me and smiling. "Oops" I said to the King. He was silent for a moment and said, "You're dangerous with that cart." I smiled back and replied, "I sure am." Then after backing up a bit finally made it around the onions. I didn't see Elvis anymore after that but the memory of our encounter will always stay with me. It's not everyday you run into a King-In-Hiding in the store.

All in all my day yesterday was great. Today I'm going to go for a shorter hike and do some more shopping! I love Phoenix. I love my friends. I love being here so much. This weekend we are heading to Mexico and going to spend some time on the beach! Tonight we are going to see Alice in Wonderland in 3-D at the IMAX! This is shaping up to be a great trip so far.