Phoenix 2011 Day 2

Woke up, ate leftover pizza for breakfast, then went to the golf course to hit some balls. We’re used to practicing at the Dome back home, and hitting off faux-grass mats. Switching to turf can be difficult because you can really chunk the club into the turn, whereas on the matt it will bounce back and keep moving, giving you a false sense of security. Need to practice more!

With a few of the cobwebs dusted off, we decided to golf this afternoon at a nice little 9-hole executive course called the Encanto 9. Encanto Park is a gorgeous facility, and this little course is adjacent to it. There were some longer 250+ yard par 4’s, which was nice because unlike most executive courses, I could actually hit my driver. I almost drove a couple of the greens too. Only a few pars and no birdies, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. Barb had fun too and made some great shots. I loved it so much that I booked a 6:30am tee time at Legacy on Tuesday. So far it looks like I may be going out alone.

After golf we hit the pool area. It got up to 28C so it was very pleasant. The pool was fairly warm, and the sun felt great. We lounged around for 45 minutes or so before heading back to the room.

Had dinner at Aunt Chilada’s (no kidding!) which was FANTASTIC. Pretty spicy though! There were mallard ducks walking all over the place like they owned the joint. Afterwards I spied a mammoth Fry’s Electronics store across the road and we walked around for about an hour, and there was still much that we did not see. This place had everything imaginable, and much that wasn’t. There were computer components, electronic components (resistors, circuit boards, IC chips), a vast number of computers, more TVs than I have ever seen in one place, AV components, dozens of metres of DVDs, gaming consoles galore, it was just insane.

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