Hello from Arizona!

It’s as beautiful as I remember. Everything got off to a great start. Our travel down was fairly uneventful, the resort is gorgeous, the weather is perfect, and everyone was in good spirits.

hyatt gainey ranch

We got in late Tuesday night, and yesterday we enjoyed breakfast with a view before we settled down by one of several swimming pools on the property. I love how they have an adult-only pool for those who want peace and quiet, and another large fun pool for the kids with activities and a water slide.

Unfortunately, our fun trip has been overshadowed by illness.  My son started to feel unwell on the plane. Yesterday he hung out by the pool for a bit before returning to our room. We went on to tour Taliesin West (AMAZING, by the way!) and left him to rest, hoping he could sleep it off and would feel better, but we had to cancel our dinner plans and come back because he was feeling worse. He has a fever, and all he can do is lay in bed and sleep. This morning we took him to an urgent care clinic, where they diagnosed the flu.

To say I’m disappointed is a huge understatement. I feel so badly for him and everything he is missing out on, and I’m worried others of us will get it. We had to “drop back and punt” as my mom used to say. We decided to cancel our reservations in Sedona and stay here in Scottsdale for the duration of our trip. It’s a lovely resort, and if I have to be stuck somewhere, this might as well be it. We will have to take the kids to see the Red Rocks and the Grand Canyon another time.

I haven’t had time to upload pictures yet, but here are a few from my phone. 

Taliesin West was simply amazing. Frank Lloyd Wright is such a fascinating man.

taliesin west


And our resort isn’t shabby either.


Hyatt Gainey Ranch Kid Pool


I will definitely post some more here when I get a chance to upload and sort through them. Right now I’m pretty distracted with everything going on with my son. Meanwhile, you can follow me on Instagram if you want to see more pictures throughout our stay. Hopefully the rest of us can stay well and enjoy it.