It was a whirlwind 4-day adventure to the wild, wild west, but we came, we saw, and we left fat, happy, and dehydrated from yummy adult beverages, for isn’t that what you do on a relaxing couple’s trip? Here is a little rewind/snapshot into our adventure:
We left Nashville early Thursday morning and jetted out to arrive in Scottsdale to get the afternoon started. Gaining two hours always helps, too so once we picked up our suitcases and rental car (Betsy the Buick), we ventured to Postino for lunch . Luckily for us, it was all day happy hour so we dove into yummy bruschetta and vino to get into prime “relaxation mode”. We then headed to the hotel to get checked in and walk around the Phoenician resort…GORGEOUS with perfect scenery, amazing pool/spa facilities, and the boys said the golf was really good too. We then spent the remainder of the afternoon at the pool and taking it easy. Thursday night, we went to Cowboy Ciao for dinner and had the most amazing table side chopped salad…you must order if you go there! I had the Confit and Cornbread for dinner which was out of this world. Afterwards, we headed home and called it a night since it had been a very long day of travel.
Friday morning, the boys left early and headed to play 18 holes while Andrea and I had breakfast onsite at il Terrazo. Then we hit the ground running, checking out local shops and then doing some shopping at the Fashion Square Mall, which now I see why everyone raves about it…it is SO much better than the shopping we have in Nashville. I was motivated to find something for myself, but matching Hunter rainboots for the girls were much more important to bring home instead.
After the boys wrapped up their game, we headed to Relish for lunch, and downed some hamburgers and fries…see, we really went all out in the food department…no light bites for us! That afternoon, we hit up the pool again and then went to a late dinner at The Mission. Hands down, best atmosphere by far and the guacamole was out of this world good. Afterwards, we indulged the boys’ request and went to Topgolf, which was surprisingly way more fun than I imagined. It’s basically like bowling lanes, but with a driving range with huge light up holes…too much fun for groups and I hope one of these opens in Nashville! I can admit I may have missed a few balls (or 10), but it was a great time had by all and really something different, too.
Saturday morning rolled around quickly and the boys went back for another round of golf, while Andrea and I headed to another local eatery, The Henry, for brunch…so so good! We met them back and then spent a few hours lounging at the pool AKA people watching and then we went and had massages that afternoon at the spa…much needed, too! Early that night, we headed to a local sports bar to watch the UT/Oklahoma game (BOO) and then walked to Citizen Public House for dinner.
For our final day, we took a local’s advice and had brunch at Olive and Ivy and I might have indulged in an incredibly huge cinnamon role to round out my weekend of food fun. Oh well, it was worth it. We had a few hours to kill so we checked out of the resort and then went and saw a movie…random I know, but by that point, we were exhausted and needed some mindless entertainment. Then we headed to the airport, flew home, and finally made it into bed around midnight…I’d say it was a perfect long weekend trip, made better with quality time with my hubby and great friends! I’d also totally recommend Scottsdale for a fun weekend getaway, too.