The drive out on Thursday went well, except for our plan to eat at the Cracker Barrel. They were closed for Christmas. Fortunately, there was a Denny's right across the street which was open.
The hotel we stayed at was in downtown Phoenix. This means that parking at the hotel was just weird, by my experience. I had to pay separately for parking in the hotel's garage, $7/day. On top of an expensive room. Bah, silly hotel. The room itself was comfortable enough.
I did catch up on Friday with Paul, the first boss I had in Salem. (Salem being the location of the job I had after I graduated from college until I moved to California. I say "Salem" instead of "TTC" because I had already worked for TTC during my co-operative eduation before graduation.) Dee and I joined Paul and his son for lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory, and then went back to my hotel and hung out in the bar until game time.
The hotel was only about 4 blocks from the stadium, however it really drained Dee to walk it on the way there for the game. Add hiking up 24 rows into the stands for our seats, and she was really worn out as the game started. This made me feel really bad. They opened the roof of the stadium for some fireworks, and closed it again after most of the smoke had cleared.
On the way back, we picked up a pedal taxi. Made the trip back a lot better for Dee, though she did get a little chilled from the air on her.
Today we did get a meal at the Cracker Barrel, and then headed home. We thought about stopping at some outlet stores in Palm Springs, but the parking lot was packed so we decided it wasn't worth it. We stopped for dinner out once we were back here, and ran by a store and picked up the DVDs of Onegai Teacher. I had grabbed fansubs before we left, and we watched most of them while we were in Phoenix, so we now have legit copies for ourselves.
Anyway, that's about it. I think I'll be collapsing in a few minutes. :^)