Monday, September 3, 2007
Weekend in Arizona: Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Above left: The hotel driveway is lined with date palm trees, which look so majestic & above right: the hotel has very well manicured gardens with plants perfectly lined up in rows as far as the eye can see.
Above: Since we're in the Sonora desert, cactus are everywhere. These cactus gardens in front of the hotel were really cool, especially this one above right.
Above: The hotel has many quiet garden areas to sit and enjoy the arid climate over a glass of iced tea.
Above left: The "river pool" was great for kids...& above right: The adult pool was very posh, complete with private cabanas; one was reserved for The Palm Springs Savant, of course.
Above left: this is actually a cactus sculpture, made out of metal, & above right: I call this "the pagan statue", located just outside the "Agave Spa"
Above: Even tho I am not a golfer, I went golfing on Sunday. The course was beautiful, I really enjoyed it.
Events of the Evening...
Pre-Dinner Cocktails: Above left: I enjoyed a martini in the cocktail lounge before dinner, & above right: the "library" is a terrific place to curl up with a book, or a glass of wine. I enjoyed meeting new people within the Padres organization and chatting about the baseball playoffs.
Dinner: Above left: We had dinner at a hip restaurant in the hotel called "Deseo", where the entrance had these glowing candles along the hallway. Above right: They served the most wonderful desserts: Key Lime Pie, individual Creme Brulees, Cranberry-Pecan Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, and Deep Fried Bananas with chocolate fudge sauce.
After Dinner Nightcap: above: I stopped into the "Waltz and Weiser Saloon", which was supposed to look like an old pub, but it didn't. However the pool table was very cool.
Before I retired for the evening: above: I found this cozy area outside with the fire pit. I sat down with a glass of wine and gazed at the star filled desert sky. It was a beautiful evening, a perfect end to a wonderful day.
Monday as a guest of the San Diego Padres, I'll be attending an important baseball game: the Padres take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. I'll be sure to report on the experience tomorrow. Thanks for reading today!
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