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We chatted months ago with our sweet friends Jordan and Amy Demos about coming to visit. We had never experienced Arizona and so this was a new trip for both of us! We booked flights and we anxiously awaited our “Demos Desert Tour”! The only problem was that I didn’t get all of my stuff done before flying down there. There’s always so much to do before WPPI and I just didn’t get it all accomplished before our trip. Thankfully, Jordan and Amy had tons to do as well

and so we had a few semi-productive work sessions which eventually led to really late nights of conversation…. which I don’t regret!

You see, taking random vacations is one of the perks of being self employed. The hard part is that when you’re self employed, the work never stops!! As annoying as it was to have work to do while visiting friends, it made our adventures during the day SO much sweeter! We would work and then we would go explore ARIZONA!!! This post is all about DAY ONE! Jordan and Amy took us to one of their favorite local wedding venues, The Four Seasons Scottsdale! It was stunning and we made time to try their infamous “Prickly Pear” tea made from a cactus! It was yummy! We loved this day! It’s so refreshing to go and see a landscape that is the total opposite of what we have at home!

Jordan and Amy were amazing hosts. We learned so much about their beautiful life in the desert… and we also learned which cacti you can and can’t get near. When i say “we”, I mean ME.  I was the one that got attacked by the first cactus I brushed past!! It was SCARY! That thing latched on and it most definitely left a mark! Overall, that painful experience was worth it. We now have a hilarious story to tell our grandkids one day and we made some one-in-a-lifetime memories throughout the process as well!

It was so sad to see this day come to an end but I’m SO thankful that we stopped working long enough to sneak out and take a Field trip!

Jordan and Amy, there is so much I could say right now but I’m going to save it until Part 2!! Thank you for showing us a piece of your life. We loved EVERY minute of it and we can’t WAIT to come back and continue our desert tour one day!! Caroline and Annamarie, we LOVED having additional travel buddies during this trip!! I will always cherish this time we had together! …. Ok so enough mushy stuff…. here are the images from our first day in the Desert!! scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9025 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9026 OUCH!!! Those things latch on and then HOOK in… which is why I still have a bruise! scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9027 No seriously though, this was beyond painful!! scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9028That darn plant to the right is what attacked me!! scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9029scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9030 Our amazing hosts in their natural habitat!!!! haha scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9031 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9032 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9033scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9035 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9034 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9036 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9037 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9038 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9039 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9040 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9041 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9042 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9043 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9044 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9045 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9046 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9047 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9048 Such amazing women! Love each one of you! scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9049 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9050 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9051 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9052 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9053 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9054 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9055 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9056 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9057  scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9059My FAVORITE pic of the day! scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9058scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9061 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9060  scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9062 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9063 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9064 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9065 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9066 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9067 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9068 LOVE! scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9069 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9070 Yep, no idea what he’s doing! scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9071 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9072scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9076 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9073 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9075  scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9077 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9078 scottsdale arizona four seasons wedding visit_9079

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