Mom’s Visit to Arizona
September 7th, 2009 by Jessica

Me and Mom in Sedona

Mom and Me in Sedona

For the first time since May, 1999 my Mom came to visit me in Arizona.  Ten years I’ve waited!  Hooray!  I took her casino hopping throughout the state, and ended up at our house for a small birthday party to celebrate my 32nd.

She flew in on September 2, 2009.  I picked her up late in the evening and we headed up to Fort McDowell casino for the night.  The following morning it was off through Payson on AZ-87 through Camp Verde.  We went up to Sedona and checked out the beautiful views before heading back to Cliff Castle Casino for the night.

On the morning of the 4th, we drove back down to Phoenix.  We visited the Shoot the Bull dart store where Mom picked up a few souveniers.  Then it was off to see where I worked, and a few more casinos later we ended up at Gila River’s Wild Horse Pass for the evening.  That’s one hotel and casino that is crazy confusing to traverse.  The pool was beautiful though – the cost of staying there is worth it if you love to swim!

On the 5th, we headed over to the new Gila River Lone Butte to try our luck some more.  Mom won all of her money back this time!  Afterwards it was off to our house where Andrew threw me a very cute Hello Kitty birthday party.  Karen and Jerry, Amy and Mason also came over and celebrated with me by playing Rock Band for a few hours.  Then, Mom and I went over to the Hyatt Place Gilbert for one last night.  This brand new hotel is gorgeous – the rooms are spacious and the staff was friendly.  The pool was terrible though – slightly larger than a hot tub and cold as ice.

The next morning it was time for Mom to board her flight and go back home.  I was sad to see her go, and hope she can come back out again sometime!

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