Monday, February 15, 2010

An Extra Special Valentine's Weekend

Rick and Denise flew into Phoenix for a Valentine's weekend visit and getaway at the Royal Palms Resort. After picking them up we drove to Old Town Scottsdale for a great lunch at the Italian Grotto while catching up on what has been going on in all our lives since we last saw each other in Vancouver, BC last summer.
Old Town is a neat area with many restaurants, shoppes and galleries in an Old West setting. It is really "upscale" and we did a lot of window shopping.
The Royal Palms is a beautiful resort that was originally the home of T. Cook. The resort offers many services of which we took full advantage. We had lunch at the pool and worked on our tans under sunny warm skies. Rick and Denise loved the escape from the PA winter weather.
On Saturday we all had massages. It was very relaxing getting all the kinks worked out. Carol, my masseuse, was interested in our fulltime lifestyle and wondered if she could make a living as a masseuse while traveling. We definitely encouraged her to consider it and told her we thought she could do well in the RV community. It is great from time to time to be pampered.
The evening started with a drink at the bar followed by dinner at T Cooks, the resort restaurant voted as one of the most romantic in Phoenix. It has a beautiful rustic Mediterranean decor with cozy little alcoves and fire pits. The meal was fabulous with Rick, Denise and Nanc having lobster tail while I opted for the locally raised lamb. Wonderful!!!
On Sunday Rick and Denise came to our place for brunch and a quiet afternoon. While it was a whirlwind visit, it was very relaxing and great getting to spend so much time together and catching up.

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