My daughter, Kirsten, and I flew away from the mild winter we've been having in the Northwest to get some sunshine in Phoenix, Arizona. This was her first airplane trip, something she's always been nervous about doing as she has a bad case of claustrophobia. Elevators and parking garages are places she has difficulty in, and she's been afraid of airplanes too. The last couple of years we've been talking about taking a trip to help her cope with that fear. Slowly she came to see the importance and was actually excited once we made the reservations. The entire airport/flight experience was a great one for her and she's excited about her next trip. Elevators, however, are still a problem for her.
The weather in Phoenix was perfect during our visit - sunny and 78-80 degrees. We had a great time driving our rental car all over the valley, doing a little shopping as well as a little hiking.
I had to get Kirsten out into the desert a little way, so we drove down to Casa Grande to visit some really old ruins. That was after spending a couple of hours by the hotel pool and actually getting some color on our skin! And then there was that morning at Attic Needlework.
If Kirsten hadn't been along, I would have spent a lot more time at AN. As many of you know because you've been there yourself, the shop is jam-packed with framed samplers and all kinds of finished smalls and other projects, with all the designs, linen, and threads one can drool over. Of course, more stash is not what I need, but who could walk away without a little bag of something?
More on that project at a later date.
So the Arizona trip was a great success. And the only reason we could think of to come home was for the birthday of this little guy.
My grandson Knox turned five the end of February. He and I spent his birthday together going out to lunch, doing a little shopping, and watching some Ninjago episodes. Then on the weekend, he had both a friend party and a family party.
It's great to be 5!
Next post will include some stitching progress.