This weekend John and I participated in the Phoenix Symphony Young Professionals Downtown Stroll. Our good friends are on the planning committee for the organization and invited John and me to join them - and it was such great fun!
There were 9 participating restaurants with food, drinks and a live band at each location.
The weather was lovely (the high was only 82!) and it was really cool to be able to try out several different restaurants that we may not have normally tried.
John works in downtown Phoenix, so he is pretty familiar with the area, but I never really get a chance to get down there and I enjoyed having a reason to spend a bit of time exploring.
I was quite impressed with the turn out - about 600 tickets were sold!
The live music was everything from classical to bluegrass.
And as long as you went to 5 of the 9 locations, you received a voucher for the Phoenix Symphony.
I've been spinning 3-4 times/week for the last couple months, and I finally treated myself to my first pair of clip-ins! Hollaaa for our REI dividends! Spinning is such a great and efficient workout - highly recommend to someone who has never tried!
And while I've been busy spinning, John joined a climbing gym. It's great because although John has been to a few spin classes with me, it really isn't his thing (shocking, I know), so he is able to exercise doing something he enjoys when I'm out doing something that I really enjoy!
I've been to climbing gyms before, and every time I am severely put to shame by little 3rd graders who can climb like legit monkeys... I swear, they are absolutely fearless and just dangle around weightlessly!
If you ask me, there is nothing better than an at home manicure that doesn't end in smudges - and this weekend, I was able to sit still long enough to accomplish that... bam!!
Sunday afternoon, John and I took a mini hike in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.
We had only been there one other time, and it's pretty great!
There isn't much shade, so a nice breeze is completely necessary, but only being 5 minutes from our house, it's pretty tough to pass up the convenience!
And along with all of the great weather comes grilling and patio dwelling... I am certainly not complaining - we are soaking up all that we can before it gets too hot!