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My favorite Easter

Spring 2010

Out of nowhere, a colleague at work asked me if  we had plans for Easter. 

We didn’t have any. 

The next sentence out of her mouth was going to be the trigger to an amazing friendship. 

“Want to go to Arizona?” 

“We would love that!”

Sometimes, you just have to do it!  Just book flights and go to Arizona for Easter with another family. 

Abby is only a year younger than Emily. Lorraine and I have worked in the same building for 4 years. She’s spunky and I like her but I don’t know her that much. I don’t know her husband…

We truly didn’t know if that would work!

We knew Emily was a good flyer. 

I knew I wanted my family to see Arizona. 

Here’s my girl at the Moncton airport…. Bright and early.   

We ended-up stuck in Toronto for 1 night. Flying on stand-by has that kind of built-in excitement :). 

You can get upset or you can go with the flow. 

We decided to make a fun night out of it and booked 2 rooms on the gold floor at the Fairmont Royal York! 

The girls and parents loved it.  

We arrived in Arizona on the Saturday instead of the Friday. 

We were all mesmerized by the cactus and quite hungry. 

We were staying at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. 

I have to admit, this is one of my favorite place on this planet and I was so excited to have Jon and Emily there with me.  

We changed into summer clothes and explored the property 



My girl looked like a movie star


The next morning was all about the Easter rabbit, Easter egg hunt and Easter brunch. 

We booked the whole Easter rabbit experience.   

Special delivery!  Best wake-up call ever!


Best Easter brunch ever!  I  have been day dreaming about this brunch. 


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Best brunch ever!!!

We even did this!!!   


You’ve seen it before…. 🙂


We explored the grounds some more and booked a cabana by the pool for the whole day on Monday.  

We had drinks, fruits, ice cream, shade, a tv and reserved seating poolside.    


Best Easter ever!

My family discovered my favorite hotel and we all made new friends!!!

Best friends!  

6 thoughts on “My favorite Easter

  1. So nice to give in to those impulses sometimes. While we were both still working, we tried to go to Europe about every 2 – 3 years. One spring (and not in the year we had planned) we saw an ad on TV for Ireland with some pretty good prices. We looked at each other and said, “Why not?” So we made the plans and went for two weeks. Lovely trip and saw some gorgeous scenery and met some very nice people. Stayed in some awesome hotels. So, once in awhile, you should follow your emotions instead of your head. Glad you got to do that.

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