Saturday, April 07, 2007

Back from the Valley of the Sun

Had an amazing time in Scottsdale and Sedona, Arizona. I had never been there, and didn't know what to think, but it far surpassed any and all expectations. Start off with crazy, picture perfect weather (every day in the high 80s/low 90s with dry, dry heat) breathtaking scenery, and surprisingly good food, then add a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright's fabled Taliesin West, where America's greatest architect designed some of his best known works, and then, top it off with a stunning biplane ride (above, taken by Ling) and a Pink Jeep tour at sunset (below, a shot of Sedona National Park, taken by me), and you've got a fantastic time. Both my wife and I were very sad to leave, and we usually are more than ready to come home after a week away. Sadly, not this time, especially to temperatures in the 30s.


Anonymous J.D. said...

Call me crazy, but I feel the same way whenever I return from... Las Vegas! Usually on any trip I am more than anxious to return home in L.A., but for some reason there are just so many hotels and casinos in Vegas, and so many shows and events that sometimes I feel that even a whole week isn't enough! I have not been there in a LONG time, I used to look forward to my yearly visit. Time to get some cash an get down there again!

April 09, 2007 6:39 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...


I just read through your whole blog, after seeing a link to it at (What can I say? I was a huge 'Gremlins' fan!)

I know it's probably PC to comment on the subject this current blog caters to, but frankly, I don't know much about AZ, outside of the D-Backs and cactus! However, it looks beautiful, and I'm glad you and your wife had a wonderful, relaxing time! Frank Lloyd Wright's house, and the story behind it, is impressive and an interesting read. I hope to visit one day, and almost made it to Sedona a few years back.

Having said all that, I am going to ask you one of the most mundane questions, having almost nothing to do with anything other than the fact that you're Yankee fan. Ready? Here goes..What's your take on the team this season? Will we see October this year, or is our pitching just not good enough, even with the powerful offense we have? I think it would be pretty cool to tell my fiance that I got 'the Gremlin's guy's' (I apologize in advance, as I bet you HATE being referred to in that way) take on the Yanks. Although I'm assuming my chances of hearing back are about on par with my chances of growing a third arm, BUT, why not give it a shot? My email is and I also have a myspace account (I use it to network with chefs and pastry chefs all over the country) at <---sugarybliss is only because I'm a pastry chef, not some reference to my being sweet and adorable with a heart to dot my i's. That said, you need to make a friend request, since I keep it private, to keep out all the creepy crawlies that inundate that place.

My apologies for the rambling novel of drivel, but I felt the need to explain in detail how I got here, and why I'm here.

And now for the cheesy, cliche ending..

Have a great day!

April 22, 2007 10:13 AM  
Blogger Zach said...

Lisa - The Yanks will go as far as their pitching will hold up, as you said.look for them to make the playoffs,as usual, but I just don't see them going all the way.I hope I'm wrong.

April 25, 2007 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Ooops..I didn't realize you could answer here, hence why I supplied my email and myspace. I've never had my own blog site, so I'm a little inexperienced in that area.

That said, Yanks aren't looking too hot. I went to the game against the Red Sox last night, and it was awful. 7 game losing streak, not one pitcher who can go 5, exhausted bullpen that can't get outs, and something's wrong with Mo. :( Even though it's only April, October isn't looking too promising.

April 28, 2007 1:22 AM  

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