We’ve been in Phoenix for a week now (don’t worry, a full recap of what we’ve done, including a few videos, is coming soon…) but we decided to stay here to celebrate the good ole US of A. This decision didn’t come easy, but a few plans fell through in San Diego, so we decided we could extend our time in Phoenix and skip Ron Burgundy’s favorite city. Plus, we were feeling pretty spoiled by having our own condo to stay in and didn’t want to leave just yet.
As it turned out, both Schasse and I were very happy with the decision. Tim and Roz (Schasse’s aunt and uncle) invited us over for lunch where they treated us to healthy portions of potato salad and baby back ribs. The food was garnished with freedom, independence, and the pursuit of happiness, so it sure tasted like the 4th of July!
After lunch, we went to a pool party in Tempe where we swam, played volleyball, grilled out, and drank a few American craft Brews. We even had time to give several discs away. The first went to Zac, the ten-year old son of Kaysi, a fellow Ultimate player and pool party attendee. Growing up with a mom who plays the sport, Zac was already an old pro with a disc in his hand. Here he is showing off an intense pose that his disc donor, Khoa Do would be proud of.
Since one is never enough on the 4th of July, we handed out two more discs to a pair of awesome little dudes who were chilling by the pool. Joshua and Jordan were having a great time tossing around with our group of friends. Schasse suggested giving them each a disc and after I hit one of them in the head with an errant throw, it sure seemed like the right thing to do. Thanks Richard West and Judde Golliher for making two kids’ day!