Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fall TV Schedule

Here's the plan. I am sure there will be more reality shows starting. As, most of you know that is my main source of entertainment, reality shows!!

Thank heaven for DVR!!

The Bachelor
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

The Biggest Loser
Dancing with the Stars

America's Next Top Model
Private Practice
Top Chef

Grey's Anatomy
Tim Gunn's Guide to Style

Waiting patiently for:
Project Runway
Amazing Race

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

1/2 Marathon

I have registered for and will participate in the P.F. Chang's Rock n Roll 1/2 marathon. I will be training and walking with a girlfriend.

My husband and I walked the same 1/2 marathon the first year they had it in Phoenix. We even joined a group to help us train and we could barely function afterwards.

So, wish me luck on this half-hearted training and completing the 1/2 marathon in 4 hours.


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Flagstaff, AZ

Labor day weekend, while my husband was in Colorado picking up his new bike, I decided to head to the mountains. I asked a girlfriend and her daughter to come along for the adventure. We booked one of the last hotel rooms available and started our 3 hour drive.

When we checked into the hotel, they asked if it matter what floor and location of our room. I said it didn't matter. They also asked if the kids liked trains, I said oh yes, they love trains. So, the hotel gave us a room with a view of the train.

Once we got settled into our room, off to McDonald's for a healthy meal. While sitting at McDonald's it started raining and raining and raining. We didn't mind, except the plan was to go to the park to play, that was out of the question. We inquired if the mall had an indoor play area, which it did. It is funny how we drove 3 hours, to go play at the mall. The kids enjoyed playing in the mall.

That night all 5 of us attempted to sleep. The kids slept fine, it was myself and my girlfriend that had the hardest time. Little did I know.....the trains runs every 30 minutes all day and all night. Did I mention the trains blows its horn every 30 minutes, day and night??? So, just as one would get into a good rem cycle, here comes the train blowing it's horn. My girlfriend and I no longer like trains!!!

Sunday morning off the the park, the girls needs some fresh air poisoning. We were there for about 2 hours, before heading back to the desert heat. The girls watched several movies and sang songs on our adventure home. Once we arrived home everyone took a long needed nap.

Flagstaff was definitely an adventure and I would do it again next weekend.

Monday, September 10, 2007

New Toy...KTM 640

My husband has a new toy. This is his first "adventure bike". I will say is has been an adventure already. A friend of his pointed out the fact it was up for auction on ebay, with no reserve. So, let the adventure begin, he bid , not thinking he was going to win it, there were 35 others fighting for the same bike. Well, he did it, he won it.

He flew to Denver, CO, from there the owner of the bike drove from Boulder, CO to pick him up. Once in Boulder money was exchanged for his new bike. That night he set out for his ride home.

The plan was to ride for Golden around 1 hour; however his thoughts were for Buena Vista 3 hours away. The trip to Golden went smooth, until he made a right and headed into the mountains. That is when he hit the road construction and the bumper to bumper holiday traffic. It got dark and started raining. He made it about 2 hours and pulled over to a small dive “ma and pa hotel”. The old lady in her bath robe pulled out a metal box, which held the money and a calculator. Pa was also in his bathrobe and between watching wrestling; he would make comments about the weather. At least, it was a roof over his head.

The next day he was headed to Durango, CO. That is a 6 hour drive. Along the way he saw deer and antelope and they were playing together. I booked him the only room in Durango, due to the fact it was Labor Day weekend, a Harley rally and such short notice. He found a brewery and a $.50 trolley ride back to his hotel. There was a strange man outside the hotel playing bagpipes. That was quite entertaining.

The final 396 mile back to Phoenix, started with no breakfast, no clean clothes, but a full tank of gas. After a couple of hours, he stopped in Shiprock for an egg mcmuffin. Back on the bike, he trotted to Gallop, NM, for gas and lunch. From there he got on the interstate headed back to PHX, right at Holbrook and within an hour on the Rim. He made a few adjustments and repairs to his bike and down the mountain he began into the desert heat.

All in all it took 2 days and 840 miles.

The next question is; when will he talk me for my first trip. I don't know when, but I do know, it will end at a 5 star resort!