Thursday 20 October 2011

Days 199 & 200: The Buttes resort in Phoenix

The pool by moonlight (at least that's what it looks like)
Mike took us to stay in this cool hotel in Phoenix that looks like something out of a James Bond movie.  It's a Marriott Resort hotel called the Buttes, and fortunately, we did not have to pay full price. Mike remembered that he had some points with them from a business trip he took to Phoenix 20 years ago to explain to someone how to use a computer mouse properly.  Mike wanted to be here to see some people so he was kind of busy, but Antonia and I had a great time hanging out in and by the pool, the hot tubs, the gym (aaah, the gym!).  We even went to the restaurant by ourselves.  The next day we went to see Mike's step-grandmother who lives in special apartments for elderly people.  They are pretty nearly as good as the hotel resort.  We had a nice time visiting with her, but unfortunately, we hung around there so long that we arrived at the Grand Canyon campground nearer ten o'clock than anything else.  There is no way we are doing a big hike tomorrow, so instead we are mooching around and casing the joint and all that kind of stuff.

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