Yes, we are still on holidays. It seems like it was another lifetime that we went to the Grand Canyon but it was only a couple of weeks ago. We’ve seen everything from a blizzard to parched desert floors. I was photographing cactus flowers when I noticed this plant and saw what a beautiful shape it had. This is the thing that my iPhone has opened up for me–the courage to take photos that at first don’t seem worth taking but turn into mini pieces of art by adding a filter or two. Simple everyday moments are recorded. I now turn to my Instagram page to recall the details of my life. Are you following me on Instagram? There are lots of little snippets there that you might find fun…
Here’s a bit of water to quench that dry desert floor feeling:
We surely packed in a lot of adventures. We had 3 different sets of company (loved it all). We visited the Canyon, Goldfield Ghost Town (where we watched a western gun fight), Tortilla Flats, Sedona, Montezuma Castle, the Zoo, the Rio Verde drive, then all the way up to Cave Creek.
We enjoyed lunches, dinners, picnics, water parks, and pool time.
Did I mention dinners? Here’s a tasty treat I enjoyed at Lon’s. Grilled Halibut on Risotto with Fennel, yummm.
And, we went shopping–from Target to Casa Decor to Anthropologie (and back).
Yesterday, hubby and I went to Restoration Hardware just to see what it was about. Whoa… it’s not what I expected. Swank, people. Swank.
Our first clue was that we had to walk through a courtyard to get to the door. I wanted to turn back but couldn’t help myself. I wanted to see it. First thing we encountered was a gentleman sitting on a couch looking at us like we were slugs or something. That was uncomfortable. Until hubby stopped and looked at a ginormous pine table and turned to me and said “I don’t think this is big enough, do you?” I hesitated only for a moment but then glanced at the gentleman out of the corner of my eye and said “well, yes… I think it needs another piece of pine –it’s not wide enough” (this thing would not have fit in our garage). Lucky for me I didn’t go into a fit of giggles. It wouldn’t have been pretty considering the amount of water I had been consuming.
We soldiered on and went right up to the top floor, looked around, exchanged niceties with the salespeople and then got the he** out of there, our white running shoes flashing as we went.
Please don’t get me wrong. I can appreciate the good things in life and Restoration Hardware is definitely one of them. If I could, I probably would shop there. Actually, we determined that we could manage to buy a lamp… if they had some kind of lay-a-way program.
Sharing with Wordless Wednesday at Tina’s PicStory (sorry this is not so wordless) :)
i’m not at all one for snooty stores. good for you for faking it until you could vamoose!
I love that story Barb and bravo to hubby for “being on his toes” when it came to the table talk! So glad that you are enjoying your time away ~ I have enjoyed every single post! Now following you on Instagram ~ thanks for the link.
Connie Smiley says
That’s a funny story, Barb. Glad to find you again.
I love this picture! What a great day that was! ;)
Too funny :)
Absolutely loved this post. The act you and your husband put on was superb! I wish I had been there to see it. I wish I could think that fast when I’m in that type of situation. Bravo to you!!!