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Thursday, September 22, 2016

TRAVEL DIARY: SCENIC DRIVE FROM UTAH TO FUN TIMES IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA


Happy Thursday, Everyone!


On the next part of my road trip we headed from time in the beautiful state of Utah through Nevada and onto Scottsdale, Arizona.


The roads through these parts of the US truly are natural wonders of beauty.  Once we made it to Scottsdale, we visited one of my mother's lovely friend from college and her sweet husband.  


They were the perfect hosts and kindly showed us all around the area.  Arizona is full of very unique cactus, at every turn that are hundreds of years old, as well as beautiful blue skies, a number of beautiful golf courses and pretty sunsets.


We enjoyed some great conversation, shared wonderful wine, cozy cocktails and marvelous meals, including a fantastic dinner at Constantino's, a part of Desert Mountain's Golf Club resort.  We also enjoyed a visit from a 7 legged tarantula, I referred to as T-Ranch and thought was rather cute! :)

One of my favorite memories from our time with them was a fun, late night sing-along by the piano, where I got to revisit my love for singing and broadway show tunes, and enjoy a little coffee with a kick KahlĂșa. The perfect way to end a fun-filled visit and day with some genuine, wonderful people! 


OK, picture time!  Enjoy! 
Beautiful drive from Utah through Nevada.
Such beautiful rock formations everywhere you look.
Joshua Trees are always so cute and full of character.
Photo Credit: My Extraordinary Dad

This 7 legged tarantula greeted us in Scottsdale, AZ...I thought he was pretty cute! 

White Top: TJ Maxx = $7.99  /  White Bralette: Target = $9.99  /  Gold Stretch Bracelets:

Francesca's = $12.00 (Set of 5 on Sale)  /  Sunglasses: Francesca's = $14.00
Simply for the sake of size comparison. :)
Looking around the beautiful Desert Mountain area.
Cacti in Arizona are hundreds of years old, and it takes 50-70 years to sprout a new arm branch!
Gorgeous view, and wedding spot, at the Desert Mountain Golf Resort
below Constantino's Restaurant.
Photo Credit: Our Waiter

Sunset dinner at Constantino's with some truly wonderful people and family friends.

Black Racerback Top: TJ Maxx = $5.99  /  Gold Bars Necklace: Express = $24 (similar)  /
White A-Line Knee Length Skirt: Forever 21 = $19.90 (similar)
Photo Credit: Our Waiter

Sharing great wine among friends at Constantino's in Desert Mountain, life is good. 
Making good memories with a fun sing along to broadway show tunes after dinner.

ALL of the above images by Liesl Ehardt unless otherwise noted.
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by Liesl Ehardt