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Friday, August 24, 2012
Summer Vacation, The Final Chapter
On Thursday, we left Flagstaff and headed to Phoenix.  On the way, we stopped at Montezuma Castle, a National Park that highlights a cliff-dwelling. This was a nice stop during our drive to Phoenix--fascinating to think about the people who once lived in these rocks!


We got back on the road for Phoenix, and we were all very excited when we started to see Saguaro cactii along the side of the road.  The kids had been looking for them all over Arizona, but you don't see them in northern part of the state.

 
Our next stop was a stadium tour at the University of Phoenix Stadium where the Arizona Cardinals play (NFL team--not college as the name of the stadium would suggest).  The stadium is supposed to look like a snake (with a cardinal's head) wrapped around something (I don't remember what).
 


As we walked in, Andrew enjoyed checking out the Hall of Fame.


The coolest thing about this stadium was the grass.  This is a dome, but they have real grass.  They roll the grass outside on metal tracks for sun and water, and then they roll it back in for the games.  Very neat.


We didn't get to visit the Cardinals' locker room, and the visitors' locker room wasn't anything exciting.

The one exception was that Andrew stood in the locker that Eli Manning used in his first Super Bowl victory.


He also liked the view from the press box.


On Thursday evening, we went to Chase Field to see a Diamondbacks game.  This stadium has a retractable roof, so we enjoyed watching a game on real grass with the roof closed.  Considering the fact that it was 108 degrees outside, the air conditioning was a welcome part of this experience!


Emily didn't care too much about the game, but she did like the gecko.

 
And the snow cones...
 


Both kids were happy to get rally towels.


And both kids wished we could watch the game from the seats in the pool...


Adam and Andrew were happy to check another stadium off their list!


The game started around 7:00.  With the two hour time difference, Emily was really ready for bed by the time the game was over!


Look who we ran into on the way out of the stadium!

 
On Friday morning, we headed to the airport to return home. We weren't ready for our trip to come to an end, but we were glad to get home to Oreo.
 
Coming soon...I'll try to finish catching up with posts about the end of summer and start of school!

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