Finally! The day I have been waiting for. Getting out of Wisconsin and visiting some warm country with sunshine. We left Milwaukee fairly early and with the 2 hour time difference landed in Phoenix at 10 am! We had the whole day ahead of us! Yahoooo! After getting our luggage we hopped a shuttle bus to get to the car rental facility. After a short 10 minute ride we arrived at this absolutely huge building housed with only car rentals. It was amazing how many cars were at this place. And of course it was amazing how long it took to get through the line and actually get a car. No mini vans were left so we settled for a Ford Explorer which we actually liked and it had plenty of room for 4 suitcases and three sets of golf clubs.
I had purchased a Garmin GPS for John for his birthday and had pre-programmed our home address beforehand so all we had to do was plug it in and go! We arrived at our destination in about 30 minutes. I found this house on vrbo.com. It is located in Anthem, Arizona, about 30 minutes north of Phoenix. Anthem is a small town but very nice. There is pretty much everything here that you would need. Starbucks, Blockbuster, McDonalds,and of course the Anthem Outlet Mall.
This was our beautiful house for the week! The photos on vrbo.com do not do the house justice. I was impressed!
It was very windy and a little chilly (69 degrees) so we headed to the grocery store and stocked up on some food for the week, unpacked and enjoyed the house for the rest of the day. The house was on a private golf course and our backyard overlooked one of the fairways and the mountains in the distance.
I was looking forward to some warm weather..... and that was headed our way.
Tomorrow...... our first day of golf! Now that should be interesting!