Monday, March 27, 2017


So I went to Tucson for work back in 2013, and I said I'd love to come back to that resort.  Well, lucky for me my work brought me back!  I spent five wonderful days at the JW Marriott Tucson Star Pass Resort, and I had a ball.  My sister picked me up at the airport, and we road tripped from Phoenix down to Tucson.

Sissy mentioned to me that it's a foodie city, so we went out for dinner downtown at the beautiful Maynards Market & Kitchen.  We started with drinks and the chef's board, which had three cheese and two cured meats.  I also liked their quince paste.  For dinner, we split the bistro salad and their pasta of the day.  The salad was yummy, and the pasta was good.  I think the olives in the pasta were a little overpowering, but we left stuffed and happy.

The next day, we went for a hike near the resort.  So many cacti!

Before Sissy headed home, we had brunch at 47 Scott.  They had $3 mimosas, y'all.  I got mine with grapefruit juice, because that's my obsession lately.

I got the grilled cheese (three cheeses, incredible) and tomato soup.  There was also a hot chili sauce for the sandwich, and it was soooo good.  Seriously, I'm still thinking about this sandwich.  I digress, need to keep blogging and stop thinking about the sandwich.

Once my sister headed back to Phoenix, I spent most of my time at the resort.  I had a massage and exfoliation at Hashani Spa, taking advantage of a special, and spent time by the pool.  It was the most amazing Monday ever!  I did a short hike on my own too, and it was beautiful.

I didn't stay at the resort the entire trip, though!  I headed out with three of my favorite coworkers for dinner at Penca.  An unmarked, sleek, dark restaurant, it has a mysterious vibe.  The drinks were strong and the food was yummy.  The service was a bit on the slow side, and the chip bowl was often empty.  Party foul!  But surrounded by friends engaged in good conversation, I barely noticed.  Hello, chicharrones, guac, and tacos!

I don't have enough words to describe my trip.  It was probably my favorite work trip of all-time, surrounded by really great people and a beautiful desert.  We had a ton of fun, and I really enjoyed it.

I loved my week in Tucson!

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