Wednesday, September 29, 2010

surrounded by sun devils (phoenix, az)

'ello doves. Long time no type! I really miss being able to truly explain everything but that's what the vlogs are for... right? I hope you've been enjoying the pairings :). This time around in Arizona, I didn't do many outdoor activities since I had been able to do so much in my last visit. To look back, check out these posts. Either way, please enjoy the following:
[Friday's breakfast: yogurt with strawberries, ground flax, and sliced almonds alongside buttered toast, tea, and a local magazine]
[The view from my great aunt's backyard]
 [The view from within my great aunt's house. Many of her furniture pieces and accents are from Japan, where she lived for a period of time]
[Day activity #1 to avoid the heat: the Phoenix Art Museum]
[Countless permanent exhibits with special ones of Cezanne and Tatianna Sorokko's wardrobe]
[A late lunch (salmon niçoise salad) with my brother (!) at the Nordstrom Café]
 [Day activity #2 to avoid the heat: four hours of my brother's birthday shopping spree. I swiped.]
[His birthday dinner at 5th and Wine with my great aunt and uncle]
[Appetizer: fried calamari]
[His dinner: filet mignon, roasted potatoes, and haricots verts. His words: REAL food, finally!]
[My dinner: tomato and mozzarella panini with a side salad]
[His "Happy Birthday to you!" dessert]
 [My night of debauchery with 18-year-olds. If that ain't sisterly love, I don't know what is ;)]
[Saturday breakfast: same food, different angle]
[Day activity #3 to avoid the heat: the Heard Museum]
[A look at American Indian art & culture]
 [My fabulous great aunt (Debbie) and I]
[Late lunch/early dinner for her and I at Z'Tejas]
 [My entrée: Grilled Ruby Trout Salad]
[the ASU-Oregon game with my little brother]

I can't even explain how much I'd missed my brother. So much so though, that I don't think I realized until I saw him again. And now... I miss him once more.

along the way (santa fe - phoenix)