Over the Weekend

Last Friday my oldest sister and my nephew flew down for a quick visit before heading on to visit my other sister in LA.  It’s been a little over a year since I had seen either of them and I have to say I was more than a little excited.  They got here Friday afternoon and on Saturday we went to an Aloha Festival that’s held every year here in the valley.  If you’ve ever been to Hawaii this is pretty much like going to the swap meet at the stadium (except here the prices for things were out of control) and then going over to the PCC in the afternoon to watch the outdoor shows.  The performances were phenominal:

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but in addition to seeing the dancing we unfortunately also saw this:

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I’m pretty much speechless in regards to the mullett and as for the bride, there were tons of men dressed up in wedding dresses all over downtown Tempe.  Something to do with the Brides of March.  I have no clue what that is but…well, there you go.

Since my sister and nephew were coming from Illinoise they wanted to spend as much time as  possible in the sun so one day we decided to go on a “hike”.  I write it like that because I think round trip the whole thing was a grand total of a mile…maybe.  But we hiked up to the “A” they have on the side of some giant hill that stands for ASU:

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We also went to downtown Phoenix to the Science Museum and watched a laser light show that was done to the music of U2.  I’m not an overly big U2 fan but it was still pretty cool – even though it did make me a little dizzy at one point.  Good thing I don’t get motion sick easily.

We also did a little bit of shopping, visited with some friends of my sister, played tennis, went swimming (no, I still don’t have a new swimsuit), and did a little more sightseeing around Mesa.  Yesterday we drove to Blythe, CA to meet Pammy-Girl so my oldest sister and nephew could be on their way to LA.  Blythe is sort of the half way point between Mesa and Santa Monica and the town was pretty much made up of one street.  I wish the visit could have been longer – especially the one with all of us in Blythe but it was getting late and we each had a few hours drive back.  But I have to say I had a great time and to my sister and nephew, thanks for coming and I hope you come to visit me again soon!