We slept in as long as we could before we had to get rolling. Carley was the first flight out and we wanted to catch breakfast at Arcadia Farms first. This sweet cafe is right out of Little House on the Prairie. Wood floor, red doors, cute art on the wall. It felt like going to a grandma’s house who knew how to interior decorate properly.
In typical best friend’s fashion, we each ordered a Kir Royal to toast our remarkably great weekend. While we recapped and perused the menu, our waitress dropped off a small plate of mini scones to nibble on.
This was one of those spots where anything you ordered off the menu would be amazing. I debated between the Fresh Berry Crepes and the Breakfast Panini. The panini won: scrambled egg with rosemary ham and smoked mozzarella on a baguette.
Next, we had to hustle to make Carley’s departure time… never a dull moment! Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is a city in itself, tons of terminals, north side, south side, ramps and overpasses. Katie is a ninja navigating that space!
After dropping Carley off, we decided against our better judgment to a little hiking on Camelback Mountain in the 115 degree heat. Plenty of water, working cell phones, crazy sports bra straps and sunglasses – we set off. It got hotter and hotter as we climbed and pretty soon we made the executive decision that we were sweating faster than we could replenish with water, and that a descent was the best option.
The rest of my afternoon, I dipped in the pool and packed up all of my things. We stopped off at Sprinkles to pick up some goodies for the folks at home and I found my way to my gate.
More than one time this weekend – Carley and I promised we would be back again next year for another long weekend in the hot box. There’s nothing like 4 days with your best friends to really refocus on what’s important in life. Friendships, memories, laughter, and not taking ourselves too seriously.
Until next time AZ,