Sunday, January 18, 2009
Every week I put out this thing called the 'Weekly Planner'. The distribution list is mostly friends and coworkers, and I originally started it because I was already searching out fun things to do every weekend and I felt like I might be able to convince a few other people to get out there and try something. Anything! I live for the weekend and it kills me when I ask someone what they're doing for the weekend and they say, "Uh, I dunno, probably nothing". NOTHING?! I include special events, a hike every week (or in the summer I include a cooler road trip option), and a new restaurant for people to try. I also add special deals (I love free food!) when I find them.
Sometimes I wonder if people think it's silly, but I haven't ever had anyone ask to be taken off my list and occasionally I get an email from someone: "I tried that restaurant and it was so much fun!" or "I went to the sidewalk chalk art thing and it sucked", but in general people seem to enjoy it.
There's so much to love about Arizona, and so many things to do, I can't imagine living anywhere else. Just today Ryan and I went to an amazing bagel place for b-fast, then off to the Barrett-Jackson car auction (SO awesome! I'd never been before), then back into the Jeep (top off because our weather is awesome of course!) to listen to the last 15 minutes of our Cardinals winning the game that will take them to the Super Bowl!
Arizona has come a long way from when my parents moved here thinking it was going to look like the Sahara Desert. I can't imagine living anywhere else. If you ever need ideas of something fun to do over the weekend, or if you're visiting our state and are looking for great places, let me know. I *heart* AZ!
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.