♪♫ In the desert, you can’t remember your name…

My mom and I just got back from our 3 day trip to Arizona for my aunt’s wedding. It was such a fun mother/daughter trip! I took a ton of pictures. Click below to see them!

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Cousins!
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Friday night, Laurel and Eileen took us to one of their favorite places for dinner. It’s called The Olive Mill. They sell locally made EVOO, gourmet treats, even spa products made with olive oil! It was a very cool place to visit. I was wishing Chris was with us… he would have loved it!
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Now that’s an “Olive Garden!”

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Aunt Eileen, mom, me, my cousin Laurel.

After dinner, we visited for a bit, then mom and I headed back to our hotel as it was much later “our time.” We had a drink at the pool bar, then called it a night. We woke up around 5:00 AM and decided to get up and go for a walk near the resort.

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We climbed a butte!

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The view from the top… looks like a parking lot, but that’s actually a cemetery.

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On the way back from the walk, we stopped at the hotel restaurant for a nice breakfast. It was still so early! We went back to the room to change into our swim suits and were in the hot tub by 7:00 AM!
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The resort had such a nice pool area! We had a nice morning swim, then went to get gussied up for…
Eileen & Roy’s wedding!
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It’s About That Thyme Dress from Modcloth

Laurel walked Eileen down the aisle. They both looked so lovely!
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Laurel looked so sweet in her 1920s-esque attire.

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You may kiss the bride!

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Beach themed, in honor of Nana

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The happy couple.

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And of course, I can never resist an opportunity to pretend it’s another era.
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Sunday, we took a drive to Sedona. On the way, we took a brief detour to visit Montezuma Castle, an 800 year old cliff dwelling.
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Sedona!
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We took a little drive to a scenic overlook.
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With hours left to kill before our flight home, we decided to explore a town called Jerome.

Founded in 1876, Jerome was once the fourth largest city in the Arizona Territory. The population peaked at 15,000 in the 1920′s. The Depression of the 1930′s slowed the mining operation and the claim went to Phelps Dodge, who holds the claim today. World War II brought increased demand for copper, but after the war, demand slowed. Dependent on the copper market, Phelps Dodge Mine closed in 1953. The remaining 50 to 100 hardy souls promoted the town as a historic ghost town. In 1967 Jerome was designated a National Historic District by the federal government. Today Jerome is a thriving tourist and artist community with a population of about 450.

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We found this very cool store! It’s called “The House of Joy” and it used to be a brothel in the 1920s! Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to take photos inside, but it had a very eclectic mix of art and antiques. (A Google image search gives you a nice taste of the inside.)
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We had such a fun trip! Though we are both oh so happy to be home with our respective pups…


♥ kathyberry | lace & whimsy vintage | the berry store

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