Tracey Shell invited me to a Sony event at an Arizona
resort Monday, so Randy and I decided to make a weekend of it (we are always
looking for good excuses to take a weekend road trip!).
We were a bit apprehensive flying America West since
the last time when we flew America West to Florida, they had all sorts of
scheduling problems and flights were delayed 2 to 3 hours. Much to our surprise,
the flight took off on time. The 2-hour plane ride passed quickly while I
worked on re-organizing my web pages.
We picked up the Jeep Cherokee from Avis and made
our way to our hotel. I had found the Townplace Suites through the Marriott
Rewards web site. It was quite a value! Our room was a "studio" with a full
kitchen. We promptly redecorated the room with our traveling pack of decorations.
The top of the TV soon found itself covered with a squeeze cow, several fish,
and a penguin and the walls covered with festive tapestries. Randy hooked
up the travel speakers for some tunes.
Since it was already so late, dinner was a trip to
the grocery store where we also picked up supplies for the weekend and breakfast