Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Journey To AZ - Part 2

Ok.. lets see if I can post pictures. I hate to post without pictures. It's makes me feel like I've forgotten something! So, lets see... I took a trip to the botanical gardens. We were able to see the butterfly exhibit too (which was actually more colorful than the cacti ). A butterfly even landed on my mom's hand! :)

We were able to once again catch up with my Aunt and Uncle for dinner. I got to see my cousin who I have not seen since I was 10 years old.. he has his own little girl now who is 9 and she is absolutely adorable!

We then took a day to chillax.. I think I had tired my dad out. LOL. He hates to drive.. and well.. to sightsee it requres driving. We did go to Sun City AZ to visit my GREAT Aunts and Uncles. This was a treat. These relatives I had not seen again since I was maybe 10.. My Aunt Clara is 96 and my Uncle Walter is 104.. soon to be 105 in April. They live in a posh little home.. nothing like i had expected.. this place was super cool and if I live to be this old.. I want to be able to get around like they do.. they walk yet.. and I want to be able to dance and be hip like they are! I got to watch my uncle who is 104 play the organ. It was truly amazing. Here are a few pictures...Here is their dining room.. how fancy!

 This is my Aunt Clara and Uncle Walter's place... I think she has the same furniture she has back when.

 My aunt has always collected tea cups.. what a pretty display.

 This is my aunt Clara who is 96 yrs old.. and her saying was.. "gee I just forgot what I was saying, but my doctor says.. that is what you get for living this long.."
 This is my dad, my uncle joe, my aunt clara and my mom...
 This is my uncle walter playing us polka's !! I was totally amazed at how active he is .. awesome!

 This is my uncle joe, my mom, my dad, uncle walter, my aunt clara and my aunt Kathy.. and btw, my uncle water re married at age 99.. what a stud muffin!
After Sun City.. I got to see my Arizona girlfriends !!! I met up with Debbie who owns Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale AZ.. check out her store if you are ever around cuz its awesome!!! Here is what it looks like inside. We also went to dinner at a fabulous place called the Herb Box.. OMG.. it was.. foodgasmic..!
 We had a great time at the Herb Box.. and blackberry mojitos rock, just say'n!!! Sharon was an awesome hostess. I got to stay at her home. It is so beautiful. Sharon, thank you so much for letting me stay with you. It was so good to see you!!! She took me shopping and we met up with Roxanne (another club scrapper gal) and we hit the antique store, SAS a fabric store.. and we ate at this cool place called Two Hippies. Great burgers and flavored lemonade. It was cool.. had this big weenie on the rooftop! LOL. We then went to sprinkles and headed home and looked thru Sharon's amazing scrapbooks. She is so talented. She inspires me. Her artwork is all over the house.. its so super cool! One thing I messed up on.. was getting a picture of her and I together.. I didnt get any.. I'm so bummed. How could this possibly happen?? :-( Anywho, this was my little vacation.. and it was a lot of fun.. I really dig Arizona - I certainly love the weather! Ooh and this store.. (below).. how could I forget THIS store.. the French Bee.. OMG.. drooling just looking at these pictures again!! I loved this store!! Needless to say.. I did walk out with a bag and yes I had to ship!

 I bought myself one of these body forms.. isnt it cool? I cant wait to get it.. suppose to arrive friday. Yay.. Sharon got one too and I cant wait to dress her up!
 A cool paper chandelier - love it!!! Look at all the goodies... amazing! 
 Sharon did pretty good shopping for treats too.. you go girl!
 Roxanne behaved with only a little bag.. it was so good to see her too!
 This is where we went for lunch.. it was really good and very eclectic inside.. I loved the decor!

 Ok.. all I can say about Sprinkes is.. FABULOUS and oh my.. so.. german chocolategamic.. YUM!!!

 So, there ya have it.. my adventure to AZ.. It was a very enjoyable stay!!! I just wish I could have brought back the AZ sunshine and the warmer weather.


Sharon Margiotta said...

Great pictures!! It was such a fun day! I can't believe your uncle is 104. He looks amazing!