Speed Racer Melanie, The Brett Brett, and our crazy ride to Phoenix!

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Brett in mid sentence..."Are we there yet?" :D

Next we were off and headed to Phoenix where we planned to stop for lunch! We were making good time but there were a few patches of traffic and well, some white knuckle moments!  I give Mel props for being a good driver but she did scare the crap out of me a couple times....I HATE one lane roads with passing lanes.  Since I've worked in insurance claims for so long, I am used to seeing pictures of what happens to one's body upon a 90 mph head on collision from these roads.  There was one instance where the car coming towards us had to venture partially off the road we were so close.  That led to me having a bit of an anxiety and panic attack so we pulled over and Brett, being the sweetheart that he is, helped calm me down and get us back on track.

OH MY...LOL
 

We passed some of the time with texting Cha Cha which I still owe Julie (pinchora) for turning us onto.  Cha Cha is great!  Well, at some point, we missed one of the turn offs near Phoenix and Melanie was giving both Melissa and Brett a hard time.  Melanie grabbed the papers and gave them to Brett who becomes a whole different person when he's navigating!  WOW.  Brett Brett becomes a little tyrant.  I made a comment about turning on a street and he barked, "Don't mess with the Navigator! You are not the Brett Brett!" HA HA HA.  Ok dokey!!! So Brett had been promoted to navigator and Melissa demoted to the IPod station changer every time we hit static. LOL.

A few nod offs here and there and we were already in Phoenix but we were definitely not making it to Tucson in time for the PIMA tour.

Sweet potato fries...heaven!
Melanie gave Harriet a quick call to let her know as we pulled into a place called Fez for Mediterranean fusion.  Melanie, Brett, and I ordered these dishes called Kirsa, which was similiar to a pizza but with pita type flatbread, and had the gyro fixings. Mel and I had the lamb and Brett had the Fez special which was chicken and pears I believe.  It was excellent but we ordered too much food! LOL.  Melanie and I should've shared the lamb one but we had no idea how big it was!  Melissa had the yummy Blueberry Strawberry salad and we split a basket of cinnamon dusted sweet potato fries...OMG were those dangerous!

We got back on the road and hit Tucson around 5pm.  We had a horrible time with the directions to the hotel as there was a lot of construction but we finally made it and got checked in.

Brett and I - his local beer and my margarita
  (Not even the Brett Brett could figure this one out on the first try...time to upgrade to a new model! LOL)  Poor Melissa though!  We had been teasing her all day that the four of us were rooming together and the time was here to reveal the honest truth that no, all four of us are not in the same room! LOL.  But as we were finishing checking in, she asked the hotel desk person if we had adjacent rooms and she said, "yes, in fact they are adjoining" HA HA HA HA.  Poor Melissa - she spun around and looked at me and we just all giggled! 

We ran upstairs to our rooms and hurried to get ready since we only had a little bit of time to shower and get ready to head out for the pre meet up dinner.  We were so exhausted but didn't want to miss dinner so we found our second wind and were off to meet up with Harriet and the gang! :D

sylviandavid says:
This was a fun read.... Brett is like David.... knows how to read a map.... I only know how to get lost and not get upset... (an opportunity to see something I wouldn't have seen...).... Sylvia
Posted on: Nov 16, 2008
metsbwd says:
Brett Brett comes complete with US and Europe Maps. The soon to be released deluxe model will include Asian maps as well!
Posted on: Nov 14, 2008
poohstanggt says:
LOL...your GPS costs more...and I said we'd get you your own Brett Brett...since there's only one, you figure out what that means! HAHAHA
Posted on: Nov 14, 2008
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