Phoenix Express #1

Last Thursday and Friday, I did my first of two express trips to Phoenix. This time was with my Dad as sort of a late Birthday visit for my brother. It was a long drive, and we were there less than 24 hours, but I always like driving there with my Dad. When I was younger, I never really liked the long family road trips, but for some reason I actually like them better when I am older.
While in Phoenix, we visited the restaurant of one of Kevin’s friends and it was fun to see how at home they felt in the restaurant. If they were in LA County, I am not sure they would receive an A rating since my nephew was passing gas and then running around the kitchen.
I did get to see some of my Mom’s photos of her trips to the Mediterranean and then to Argentina in October. I am very jealous since she visited Greece and Istanbul as well as a continent that I have not been to. She really has put some distance between her and me on the Traveler’s Century Club List. I really need to plan a long massive 10+ country trip to at least get back in the hunt. Right now, I am in last place!!
I’ll be back in Phoenix for another overnight stay at the end of the month. Mom and I have noticed that it is either feast or famine – we go months without seeing each other than we see each other multiple times in the span of a few weeks.