Sunday, October 1, 2006

Arizona

                        

   My Arizona trip was short and sweet, it was the perfect blend of business and pleasure considering time restraints. Not sure why my training was only 4 days as opposed to the usual 2 weeks that everyone else gets, but lucky for me Lisa was really detailed in her instruction.

     The Phoenix office was great, very organized and in compliance. They actually service both Phoenix and Las Vegas from there, it was a great environment to learn in.

     Also lucky for me ... Lisa's husband made himself quite available to us at lunch time and after work he made sure I got to at least see a cactus or two as well as a casino and dinner most nights.

     Every now and then along our journey, people cross our path and instantly we know that they are our friends, our people, you know ... those that become like family. That happened to me in Arizona.  Thanks Lisa and Robert, I look forward to sharing my beaches with you if ever you are in South Florida and ... I will make sure you get to see the alligators and iguanas!

     I got home on Friday night, would like to have stayed another week to finish training but with so much to do in our office, it is probably best that I'm there on Monday morning. Plus ... this way I didn't really have to adjust to the 3 hour time difference and the very, very dry weather at 102 + degrees in late September.

      BTW ... I did not get to take very many photos while I was away. The few that I did take, I was not all that pleased with so ... the graphic above is a watercolor I painted of a sunset I watched just out side of Phoenix on Wednesday. Pretty colors there!

                                                    

 

    

20 comments:

nhd106 said...

Welcome home!  But get this:  I was JUST NOW trying to click on your journal from someone else's sidebar and was having trouble.  Wrote her a note to let her know...when suddenly, the alert for your entry popped up!!   What a crazy world, eh?

Nancy
http://journals.aol.com/nhd106/Nancyluvspix/entries/2006/09/30/lessons-from-a-garage-sale/1276

springangel235 said...

Welcome home....Arizona is a beautiful state...short and sweet, is better than not at all...
Glad you are back safe and sound...hugs and love,
Joyce

sunflowerkat321 said...

Glad your trip went well and that you made new friends.  I love your watercolor!!

jeanno43 said...

Glad that your trip went well. Have a great week.

krobbie67 said...

I love the watercolor! How much more special to have that as a comemoration of your trip! Have fun in your new position! :-)--Robbie

psychfun said...

My folks have a winter home in Green Valley which is I think about an hour from Phoenix. I've been to Phoenix twice & love it. Of course I was not there during the summer! ;-) My folks are leaving in 2 more weeks because it is so cold here already!

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astaryth said...

First: Love the watercolor... how beautiful! And Second: LOVE Arizona. I used to look forward to heading west every other year when I traveled with the circus. We would play Phoenix, sometimes Tucson, and the Vegas before heading over to California for our summer run. Always had a good time when we were there. Glad you enjoyed your time there, even if it was brief.
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ryanagi said...

Nice! I thought the painting WAS a photo for a minute there...

whiskeyrose7 said...

Coy, your "Dancing in the Rain" journal is REALLY cool!!!!

nanmm11 said...

Hey Coy,
Glad to see you back and since winter is soon upon us here in boston, I'm sure looking forward to those sunny pics form florida including those beloved animals you love to.

fisherkristina said...

I'd love to go to Arizona.

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

hestiahomeschool said...

I am glad that you had a "perfect blend!"

luvmort said...

Lisa and Robert, don't believe this lying bitch.  I am still waiting to see those phantom manatees!

cneinhorn said...

looking forward to seeing the photos!

deabvt said...

Very Pretty!
V

hestiahomeschool said...

just stopping in to see if you had updated. :-)

donna83453780 said...

    Love the colors Coy, I would so love to
visit Arizona. Pretty!
               ~D

chihuahuasplus1 said...

Coy,

This is Lisa and Robert and we are very touched that you mentioned us in your journal.  We, too, believe that we have met a great friend and will definately take you up on the iguana offer!!!!!  Mi Casa Es Su Casa...anytime!!   Lisa

suzypwr said...

That painting is beautiful - and looks to have been painted by a local! Very nicely done, as usual!

xoxo