WOW! What a great week! It went so fast, I can't believe it is over....I think it was first thing Thursday morning when Bryan said, "You know what I learned about having kids? It makes our vacations go a lot faster!" I couldn't agree more. There was a lot less sitting, enjoying coffee or a beer and a lot more chasing. It was great to travel with Grandma and Grandpa. They did lots of entertaining on stroller rides and following our new walker in circles AND almost all of the entertainment in the car!
|After our car rides, Zander was so excited to be released from his carseat!|
We left early Saturday morning and headed to Albuquerque. We met a friend and coworker of Bryan for drinks after checking into our hotel at a great brewery we found two years ago, Marble Brewery. It was as great as we remember. Grandpa got a little basketball, everyone (but me) got some great beer, and Zander got to do lots of laps on foot or in his stroller...his sitting still days are over! We then headed into town for a great dinner, a little shopping afterwards, and back to the hotel so we could get an early start the next morning.
On Sunday we set out early so we could be at the ballpark for the afternoon game. Manissa, Arya, Vincie, Donna, Tina and the Ortegas were already in Scotsdale and we met them at the game. It was a beautiful afternoon and we enjoyed a little baseball before we headed to find our hotel and some dinner.
On Monday we got up and headed to the zoo! It was a great zoo and Zander enjoyed seeing all the animals with Arya!
Grandma and Grandpa dropped us off, got in a little gambling, and picked us back up...Zander was worn out!
On Tuesday, we did some shopping in Scotsdale and went to the Giants stadium! It was fun to see another ballpark but wish the Rockies were playing.
Wednesday was another Rockies game! Bryan wanted to head to the ballpark for batting practice and Grandma and Grandpa took him and headed to the casino while mom and Zander got a nap! The game was great but HOT!
On Thursday, we decided to bypass the baseball game and the heat and head to the pool. Vincie and Manissa were staying at a house with a great pool area. Zander loved it! Finally!!
Friday was the day to start our drive home. Again we stayed near Albuquerque at Route 66 casino. We got stuck in construction traffic making our drive a little longer, Zander was not happy! Luckily, Grandma and Grandpa were there to entertain him!!! We had a great time gambling with Grandma and Grandpa's help to watch Zander and were on the road again in the morning for Denver!
We got in Saturday late afternoon and were happy to be home but sad to see our week go so fast! We had a wedding for Stu and Allison on Sunday and Grandma and Grandpa were happy to take Zander for the afternoon...evidently he hadn't completely wore them out yet!
What a great trip!!! We were so lucky to travel with my parents as both Bryan and I agreed it take at least 4 adults to keep up with him! And Zander loved all the attention...dropping him off at daycare on Monday morning was not an easy task!