Wednesday, April 7, 2010


The Paul McCartney concert was awesome - he did several songs he's never done before in North America which made it even more special. Really enjoyed myself. Well worth the trip. As it always is! Wrestlemania was on at the stadium beside the arena so I traveled out to Glendale on the bus with a bunch of wrestling fans. That was interesting. One couple even flew over from Scotland...oh well I can't say a word!! :) I had to take a taxi back which cost almost as much as a night's accommodation but I got back to my room safe and sound and that is the main thing.

Before the concert I visited the Heard Museum which has a lot of Indian artifacts and was fascinating. Next time I would like to visit it without having to be somewhere else afterwards. I was amused to see an Inukshuk standing outside the museum with a palm tree behind it. I bet all the other Inukshuks are jealous!!! Stupidly I had thought the museum opened at 9 on Sunday..duh not until 11:30 so I took the LRT back and on the way stopped to photograph a beautiful Presbyterian church which was a block from me. I was spotted and given the grand tour - once the service was over in the sanctuary I was taken in there so that was nice. The fellow that gave me the tour was a sweet old guy - those are the moments I love about travel - meeting the locals and hearing their stories. (even if I can't remember them later!)

Really enjoyed downtown Phoenix - my last morning after a delicious breakfast of jolquin yahoo (frittata with veggies and cheese with salsa and sour cream on top) I strolled around a bit more. You can keep Scottsdale. I liked Old Town Scottsdale just for the wild west theme although now that I've been there would not bother again unless it was on one of my walks - also visited one of the ritzy shopping malls there. Only so I could do a Bath and Body Works run. (really scored there with good coupons) Must admit I did spend more than my fair share on jewellry - I do love the turquoise jewellry and the south western designs but somewhere along the line I lost a pair of darling little brass Saquira earrings I got at the Phoenix farmers market. Waaa!!! I just loved them.

My flight home was much less stressful thank goodness.

Now I am scouring the internet and guide books trying to find cheap but nice bed and breakfast places in Cape Breton!

Yep six weeks from tomorrow I am off and running again!!!

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