Another year, another magical trip to Phoenix. The picture below is a 5 am morning bike ride the day after we flew in. This is our treasured tradition. We wake up early and head down to the local doughnut shop to buy a ten pack and an iced coffee. Nothing better to start a hot day in Phoenix.
We were the first customers in this place, and we're always happy to see they are going strong. Sweetest family fun place.
While everyone is still asleep and the sun is just waking up, we sat by the pool, cuddling with Lucy and eating fried dough.
During this trip, we discovered Goodyear's newest hot spot, Dutch Bros. Coffee. Incredible iced coffee with a multitude of flavours. The lineups every morning were intense but getting to sit and enjoy this little treat after a bike ride was the ideal way to spend a lazy morning.
The antique market was still going strong, although this year I didn't find many trinkets to bring home with me. Still, somewhere I can spend hours wandering and window shopping.
In-N-Out was plentiful.
Even Lucy looks like he's enjoying those Animal Fries.
A trip to Phoenix isn't complete without visiting McAlpine's. This time, we brought mum and dad for some ice cream and sodas.
Trying out some new venues, we headed downtown for the Public Farmer's Market to check out all their local goodies. After shopping, we stopped off at the Public Market Cafe for some lunch.
It is the sweetest little place that we thoroughly enjoyed.
Prickly pear iced-tea and a mountain-like cinnamon bun = perfection.
Sonic always has some crazy concoction and this year; they had on offer a chocolate and jalapeño milkshake. Both wonderful and disgusting all at once!
While we were in town, Wrestlemania was airing on television and Dan, of course, was more than a little excited. I guess I got a little carried away too. It was a pretty good show.
No trip to the US is ever complete without a trip to the Church of Deliciousness. Aka Trader Joe's.
The last thing we did before leaving back to visit a Chicken and Waffles joint we had heard much chatter about. It was kind of far away, across town, but worth the drive to see more of Phoenix and all the little neighbourhoods that surround it.
Dan was in pure heaven, and it was indeed worth the trip. Finding little places like this and seeking them out is one of my new favourite things to do in Phoenix!