Wednesday, June 21, 2017


After the Tom Petty concert we got back to our hotel around midnight. We had an early flight the next morning to Phoenix.

After we arrived we went straight to In & Out for an early lunch.
After lunch we drove to Scottsdale and checked into our hotel. Jeff & I LOVE this place. We have stayed here for the last 3 times we have come to town.
We headed straight to the big pool after we got settled in our room. 

After laying by the pool all afternoon, we walked to dinner to one of our favorite places.

Jeff golfed every day we were in Arizona. I joined him on one of the days. We played ASU's course.

After golf, we had lunch at Postino. We tried a new location in Tempe. They have the best fresh lemonade and paninis!
We had lots and lots of pool time. I got a lot of reading in!
We also ate at all our favorite places in between our pool time including Cooperstown
and OF COURSE our absolutely favorite Chuckbox
We also visited our old apartment in Phoenix.  It looks pretty much the same except they changed the name of it.

Still the same grills.

We got to see my cousin Amy and her family for dinner one night.

Oh we had more pool time and drinks!

Our last dinner was Grimaldi's. We switched up locations.

As always we had such a nice relaxing time! Hopefully this can be a yearly tradition!

Monday, June 19, 2017


I've been back from vacation for a couple weeks and very late to post our trip.  I made sure to sit down over the weekend, save all our pictures, and write this post while watching the end of the US Open.

We had a VERY early morning flight to Denver and then rented a car to drive the 3 hours to Aspen. We were lucky because Independence Pass just opened up for the season so we had such a pretty drive through the snow.
We arrived at Aspen Meadows in early afternoon and really enjoyed our stay here. They had several trails on their property and lots of art around the resort. We enjoyed strolling around the grounds.
  We were so tired from our flight we had an early night. We ended up getting pizza in downtown Aspen and eating it back in our hotel room.

The next morning we drove to Maroon Bells. It is supposed to be the most photographed spot in the United States. We were lucky because we somehow timed it perfectly and drove right into the park and found a parking spot right away.
After checking out Maroon Bells, we had lunch at the cutest place in downtown Aspen.  I recommend eating there if you are even in Aspen. Then after lunch we strolled through the cute downtown.  I was surprised to see so many skiers still going up the ski lift to ski!

After spending the weekend in Aspen, we drove on Monday (Memorial day) to Denver.  It actually took longer than we expected because there was an accident on the freeway.  However we checked into the hotel, walked downtown to dinner and then headed to Red Rocks for the Tom Petty Show.

Jeff has always wanted to see Tom Petty at Red Rocks so this was a dream come true for him. We were lucky because it was supposed to rain, but it held off for the show. We had pretty good seats too! (12th row)

Next step is Arizona for the rest of the week.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Book Tour Review: THE FOXE & THE HOUND

Hello! I just got back from vacation. I read over 10 books during the week! I had a lot of time during the 3 airplane rides and all my pool time reading.  I plan to do a big post on my trip later this week.

One of books I read was The Foxe & the Hound by R.S. Grey.  It was my first book by this author. I really enjoyed it!! I thought it was such a cute book and had the perfect ending! I definitely want to read more books by this author.

When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much.

It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious for me at the moment. Instead, I’ve settled for the two guys who will never leave me: Ben & Jerry.

That is, until Dr. Adam Foxe takes up residence as the town’s new vet.

With his strong jaw, easy confidence, and form-fitting scrubs, it’s not long before every housewife in Hamilton is dragging neglected tomcats in for weekly checkups.

Like everyone else, I’m intrigued. Even after I spoil my chance at a good first impression, he still offers me a proposition I can’t refuse: play his girlfriend at a family function and he’ll hire me as his real estate agent. Welcome to love in the 21st century.

It’s too bad I underestimated Adam’s irresistible charm and the undeniable attraction that burns between us. The day he pins me to the wall and silences me with a kiss, the line between reality and ruse begins to blur. Every teasing touch brings me to my knees. Every kiss promises more.

It looks like my hot mess of a life is about to get a little hotter.

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at
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I received this free e-ARC (my first!) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.