We did no riding today, Friday March 9, and for the most part spent the day doing fun things. In the morning, Mark did a short but steep climb of a butte near the campus of Arizona State University, Beth had a conference call and worked afterward, and I did some Franklin Institute Committee on Science and the Mechanical Arts work in preparation for our March meeting next week. But after that, Mark and I took a ride out to the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix (would you believe this is one of my favorite places in the world? didn’t think so …) and then all Beth, Mark and I all went to Glendale, AZ to see a spring training game between the Cubs and the White Sox. It was fun – we did a lot of talking about all sorts of things, but mostly about music and baseball – how’s that for a combination? I think it started every time a White Sox player came up to bat and the PA system would play his theme song. I don’t think I’ve ever paid less attention to a major league baseball game while still having a great time!
Here are the rest of today’s pictures for your visual pleasure! 🙂
Just last April 2011, Beth and I came to Phoenix to see the Phillies play the Diamondbacks and, while in Phoenix, we spent most of a day at the Desert Botanical Gardens. We both enjoyed it and I was (believe it or not) really itching to go back. Fortunately Mark and I had time for a short visit and it was enjoyable again. In case you are ever in Phoenix, I recommend you pay this place a visit. You can check it out in advance by visiting their website: http://www.dbg.org/
We spent almost as much time trying to get out of the parking lot as we did sitting in the stands of the game, but finally made it back to our hotel. After taking a shower to wash of the sunscreen, we met up in the lobby and walked to our last dinner together in downtown Tempe. We all had pizza and beer for dinner (sorry, not photos of our meal), sitting on a couch outside in the cool night air.
Early tomorrow morning it’s off the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for our flights home!