In our intro to this blog, Josh and I mentioned our goal to visit every Major League Baseball stadium and the nearest LDS temple. We talked about this when we were dating and it has been awesome that we get to this together. We went on our first trip last year to the Washington DC and Baltimore Area. What an amazing trip! This last weekend we went on our second trip to Arizona. It was great because Josh’s favorite team is the Arizona Diamondbacks.
My parents gave us some of their extra airplane and hotel points for my birthday so we could go down relatively cheap. Such a nice birthday present. We flew out bright and early Friday morning. Last year when we went to Baltimore, Josh told me it would probably be my last time having to drive us around. It’s a little scary driving in a new city. But…Josh hasn’t turned 25 yet, so I drove again. We survived 🙂 and the experience went mostly without a hitch. I had a bit of a adrenaline rush when a big moving box fell out of a car in front of us and I had to serve and cut off a driver to avoid the box. A semi-truck hit the box after me, which was probably the best because it didn’t do much damage on a big truck. After getting our car, we decided to visit the Gilbert LDS temple first. It is so beautiful. It looks like the Payson, Utah temple. After that, we tried a pizza place called Sal’s Gilbert Pizza, it was featured on “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.” It was really tasty and I really liked the garlic knots. Highly recommended. After resting some we walked over to Chase Field to watch batting practice and tried to get a ball. We weren’t successful but we did eat at one of the field’s restaurants that overlooked the field. Super cool. Josh had nostalgia because his family would come watch games when they lived in Mexico. Josh found some really good seats for us, but I was kind of scared because they were at the edge of the highest deck. I had to take some deep breaths sometimes during the game. 🙂 I’m kind of a chicken and scared of heights. The game was a blowout. The Diamondbacks lost big time to the Rockies and didn’t even score. 😦 Fortunately, the game and atmosphere was fun and we were excited to check another ballpark off the list.
On Saturday we slept in, that was really nice after getting up at 4:30 a.m. the previous day. Josh planned out our Saturday and we went to a lot of different places. We stopped by and took pictures of the Phoenix and Mesa LDS temples. We ate a sub shop called Mike’s Jersey Subs. I was really excited when I found out they have a shop in Utah too. It was yummy! We did some fun and random shopping afterwards. We love thrift stores :). In the evening, we had dinner and visited my dear friends Elder and Hermana Crum. They were are missionary couple I met in Uruguay and helped me so much while I was beginning my mission. I tell people that they helped save my mission. I was really glad that they were able to meet Josh. I love them a lot.
We flew out first thing on Sunday. It was a really quick trip, but so much fun. Everybody needs a little weekend break 🙂