Sunday, August 8, 2010

A "Staycation" in Scottsdale

A "staycation" is the word to describe a vacation where you stay at home and do "vacation things" while at home. We modified the defintion a bit by staying in the Phoenix metro area (Scottsdale) and enjoyed a weekend at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa.

Summer is the slow season for the hospitality industry out here, because it's so blasted hot. So there are some really great deals out there to attract the locals. It was a tough choice, but this particular Hyatt won because they are the only resort to have a sandy beach. And we figured that even if Christian didn't care for the swimming pool itself, he'd enjoy the sand.

However, Christian surprised us! Our first visit to the pool, shortly after checking in, was just supposed to a reconnaissance mission. He walked into the sand, and kept on going into the water - with his clothes on.

We spent as much time at the pool as possible during our stay because Christian LOVED it!

It was a really hot weekend. But, somehow being at a resort makes the obscene temps more tolerable.

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