Thursday, March 15, 2007

Day Seven: The Eagle has landed and the Phoenix is rising

We liked our dinner so much at La Postada we returned for breakfast. We had a baked eggs dish and a mexican shredded beef dish. Both were delicious. We asked to see a room and were given keys to two rooms. We liked the "Alice Faye" room so much we booked it for the first leg of our return journey! The hotel is right at an Amtrak station, and also is on Route 66. It is steeped in history, and is undergoing a luxuriant restoration. You can check it out online.

Lunch was a banana; dinner was some Greek food at The Big Fat Greek Restaurant in Phoenix. We tried to go to Garcia's, but the one I had the address for is no longer there, so we'll try another location, perhaps tomorrow.

We have arrived in Phoenix. We'll be staying a week at the J.W. Marriott Camelback Resort. You can look it up online and gasp at the daily rates, but we are using Marriott Reward points that I accumulated when my business was going full tilt. When I "retired", I had over a million Marriott points!

We plan to do: nothing. In this day and age, doing nothing is a precious gift.

On our way down to Phoenix we passed through Sedona. We came around a bend at one point and the scene before my eyes was so awesome, I found myself breathing in involuntarily; I think this must be what is known as a "breath-taking" view.

I praise the Lord who created this wonderful scene. It is really a shame that Sedona has been "appropriated" by new agers all caught up with crystals and vortexes and stuff.

We managed to take in a lot of the fast-food places on our list; some of the ones we haven't been to yet are:

- Whataburger

- White Castle

- Jack in the Box

- Sonic

All in good time.

We thank the Lord for travelling mercies and for bringing us safely to our journey's end, or, at least, our destination point.

1 comment:

itsboopchile said...

I have to agree with you re Sedona but I have never traveled in such luxury as you.

Betty G

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"