Sunday, June 2, 2013

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

 Fish Po Boy from Buzz n Beez Food Truck

 Fried fish tacos with the yummiest BBQ sauce from Buzz n Beez

 People watching while waiting for our food

 My hubby, Morgan, "shopping" at the pint sized grocery store
Would you like paper or plastic?

 View of the dance floor from  the tree maze inside the Phoenix Children's Museum

Teeny tiny sink and toilets inside the ladies little girl's room 
(notice my wrist corsage made by Morgan at one of the arts and crafts tables)

 Our buddy, Dan Toening, is a boy husband is apparently a robot

I feel like a giant!

 Morgan, starting a one person bike gang

 Games galore at the Phoenix Children's Museum Prom Play Date

Let's weigh some lentils

Who's that lurking in the noodle forest?

When I first moved to Phoenix from Austin almost 10 years ago, I can honestly say I hated Arizona. It was hot, dry and seemed lifeless compared to the lush greenery, rivers and lakes that is central Texas. Mainly, I had come from a big city that still maintained a small town feel by encouraging a community driven economy where people love to shop locally. Multiple art scenes in Austin also helped provide a certain atmosphere where everyone felt a sense of belonging. I started planning my return move back to Austin on day 1 of my arrival.  It has taken me years for me to find places around Phoenix where I dine and shop along side others that go out of their way to choose mom and pop over chains.

Funny thing is, now that I live in central Phoenix, along the light rail, within a couple miles of my bi-weekly farmers market and monthly first Fridays.....I don't want to go back. I love that downtown and central Phoenix is now being revived with art studios, coffee shops and vintage stores. I love that the guy that served me at my local coffee shop Tuesday afternoon is the guy sitting next to me ordering a brew at a nearby pub on Wednesday night. So when my husband asked me to Play Date: Prom (find info for this event on the Phoenix Children's Museum website), an event for 21+ where the proceeds would go to our local Children's Museum, I was thrilled to say yes!! It is everything a 31 year could hope for in a prom and then some. The dress code was anything prom related from any era which provided for amazing people watching. A DJ spun era appropriate 80s and 90s (helloooooo Cyndi Lauper) music, while all 3 floors of the Children's Museum were open to let our inner kiddos run free. There were arts and crafts stations, TVs playing Pretty in Pink, delicious food trucks to satisfy the palette and heavy handed bartenders at bars on each of the 3 floors. The evening even wrapped up with choosing a prom king and queen and a balloon drop! I had such an amazing time that we are already looking forward to the next Play Date at the museum, which is rumored to be a country themed event.

Well, friends, I am off to gorge myself on sushi at Sushi Station. Thank you for reading my blog and have a great day!