July 8, 2013  |  News

On the first of July my family and I made a trip to Arizona to get my sister settled into her new home in Surprise, AZ.  It was no surprise that it was very hot, however we were there for a heat wave with record breaking temperatures! In order to beat the heat we found a man made lake, Lake Pleasant.  It was definitely the highlight of that portion of the trip.

Below is a picture of me, my mom and sister (left to right).  Fight on!!



I also had the opportunity to visit a friend of mine in Flagstaff, AZ.  On the way to Flagstaff we stopped by Montezuma’s castle for a visit.


Flagstaff is a great town and was about 30 degrees cooler than the Phoenix area.  We had some amazing food at Criollo Latin Kitchen.  From there we traveled to Sedona for the day and saw some of those most beautiful scenery of the trip.

It was a great trip and but I was definitely glad to get back home to the cool Long Beach temperatures and ocean breeze just in time for a 4th of July BBQ.