Saturday, June 11, 2011


Jesse and I celebrated our eighth anniversary over memorial day weekend. We took a road trip to Phoenix and picked Jesse up a car (VW Golf TDI)! Because it is a manual, Jesse had the honors of driving the whole way home! (I am in need of some serious driving lessons).

We had a nice dinner at this eclectic Japanese tapas place downtown, where we had bites of pork belly, duck, tofu, and squid.

We also got a tour of Taliesin West -- Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home, which is now a school of architecture and museum.

We had a good time and learned a lot -- neither of us had been to a Frank Lloyd Wright building before.

One of the first things we noticed as we approached Phoenix was the huge and plentiful cacti. We saw a huge variety of them and other plants at their botanical gardens.

There were flowers and hummingbirds too, and since we went in the morning it wasn't too hot.

They had a cute/corny photo op place, so here you go!


  1. Love the car, and that sounds like a fabulous way to spend your anniversary! The FLW building looks cool and the cacti look adorable! You should have broke some cacti seeds back to plant at your place!

  2. Happy 8th anniversary and good choice on VW TDI

  3. Well it looks like the "new color" of cars is now white!! 3 in the family in half a year - awesome!! Love the pics, so glad you had a great trip.

  4. Lol. The car does look white in the picture, but it is actually silver. We're non-conformists! ;P

  5. oh please i've had a silver car for 6 years ya copier

  6. Congratulations on the adoption of a Golf TDI! It's a highly-coveted vehicle here.
    Manuals are great fun and what better for you to learn in than a Golf TDI!