My sister Kaaren and her husband have spent the last week visiting us here in Phoenix. We’ve had a great time. While the men played four golf games together we went on long walks and checked out the Mesa Flea Market. Here we are at sunset walking to the club house of the golf course which borders our yard. The Superstition Mountains are behind us. We had an excellent dinner that night at The Ledge and when we returned home the four of us spent some time in the outdoor hot tub under the star-studded sky.
Kaaren and I have done a jigsaw puzzle together, played games of Rummycube and enjoyed each other’s cooking. As couples we’ve alternated making suppers.
One evening the four of us attended a concert at the Mesa Cultural Centre by the Good Lovelies, a Canadian music group from Toronto. The three talented women all have soft but lovely lilting voices and sing songs about the little things in life. One of my favorites was Kiss Me In The Kitchen.
We’ve been to two movies The Promised Land and Zero Dark Thirty. Both are fictionalized accounts of true events and we left the theatre wondering how much each film director had played with the truth.
We spent hours at the Phoenix Art Gallery. Here my sister is posing in an art piece called Curves for ES by Dan Graham. It is a pavilion made with stainless steel and two-way mirror glass. This piece was just outside the Palette Restaurant where we enjoyed a terrific lunch in the sunshine on the patio.
My husband Dave was a high school basketball coach for most of his teaching career so when he is visiting a city he enjoys going to watch some highschool basketball. He took us to see the Mesa Jackrabbits in action. They are rated the third best highschool team in the state of Arizona. We watched an exciting basketball game against the McClintock team. The Jackrabbits won. Their cheerleaders were pretty talented too.
Tonight we are off to watch the Phoenix Coyotes play the Chicago Blackhawks in a hockey game. That should be fun. We still have one more week of holidays together so I’m looking forward to more adventures with my sister.