Over mid-winter break we went to Scottsdale with our friends, the Lotts. Despite a minor hiccup in the beginning, we had a lot of fun and an overall fantastic time together. Great way to spend snowy February!
Suki tried to go as a stow-away, but no such luck
Goodbye, snowy Seattle!
First Stop: In-N-Out Burger
Upon arriving at our Airbnb, we noticed pretty quickly that something was amiss in the pool. No bueno for Seattleites escaping the snow and rain. Long story short, the owners tried to fix the problem, but were unsuccessful. They refunded us the remainder of our money and we scrambled to find a last minute deal and make lemonade out of lemons.
In the meantime the kids kept busy playing put-put
And the grown ups played some pool
We saved the day and got a last-minute deal on an amazing water-front place with a working pool!
Avery was so excited he jumped in the lake before checking the depth… which was only about four feet. Oops! Thankfully he didn’t dive and was alright. Lesson learned!
Chillin’ in the pool
Jonathan set up our hammock
We did a hike one afternoon
The kids: Brooklyn, Silas, Kieron, Layla, Avery & Hayden
Jonathan, Lindsey, Jacqui & Phil
Double date in downtown Gilbert
Kayaking around the lakes was
Jacqui and I took a day trip into downtown Scottsdale
Layla loved this little neighbor kitty who was very friendly. There were two who came and went during our stay. This one was very friendly and the other was more skittish. We named them Lost and Found.
More pool pics:
A neighbor kitty came to say “hi”
A couple pics of our place…