I had a great weekend in Phoenix with my two college buds, Carol and Ann. We ate and laughed A LOT, just like in college. We also went to a casino, not like in college. The casinos in AZ are not like the casinos in Las Vegas. The slot machines are all very close to each other and the machines are all packed. There are no penny slots and very few 2 cent slots. There are lots of dollar slots. We found room at a couple of 2 cent slots and then later were at some nickle slots. Needless to say, we didn't stay long. But we did have fun.
I also played some real life Scrabble which is different than our email games because there isn't as much time to play with the letters and find good words. I'm using that as the excuse for being beaten 3 out of 3 3/4 games. We never finished the 4th game but I was ahead.
The weather in AZ was not typical of the desert. It rained a lot of the time. It seemed a lot more like California than Arizona. It didn't stop us from having fun though.