Saturday, February 6 – Sightseeing in the Phoenix area today. Goodyear is a new and thriving area. Everything appears new. Our first stop was Goodyear, AZ home of the Cleveland Indians Spring Training.
This is one of Marsha's bucketlist Items! When she found out the gates were open, she just about ran in. We planned on being here to see a few games, but we'll have to do that in the future due to my back problems. Marsha wants Lynne, Stephanie, Pam and all her other Indian friends to know that it is as awesome as you all think!
The Indians' facility is outstanding. We really enjoyed walking through the stadium. We even stopped and bought t-shirts.
Of course there are many more pictures of the stadium here.
There was a small community festival going on outside the stadium. We learned that this gathering happens at every game. We were walking through enjoying the booths when one of the girls working a booth asked me why I was wearing a Texas t-shirt and not an Indians shirt. Marsha and I turned to speak with her when she said, “Oh my gosh, Mr. & Mrs. Weaver!” It was Allie Flath, a girl that graduated from high school with our oldest daughter, Kelly. They had played soccer together for many years! What a SMALL WORLD! She had moved to Scottsdale in October.
While at the festival we had to eat. We had some super spicy tamales at Molly’s Tamales…ummmmm!
Then Paul has got a sweet tooth for fry bread. Goooooood.
Next door to the Indians stadium is City Center Airpark project, a 401 acre master planned mixed-use project. It has over a mile of direct frontage with the existing Phoenix-Goodyear Airport, a general aviation airport that has the third longest civilian runway in Arizona. There is a section for airplane storage facility. These planes are parked in the dry desert environment so they don't suffer from exposure to the elements. They are in storage until needed or sold.
Next it was a drive through Phoenix toward Mesa. That was a mistake....a huge traffic jam in a construction zone. It is often said that Phoenix is one huge construction site due to its rapid growth. We moved very slowly for over an hour. We had hoped to visit my nephew Dave and his family but failed to make connections. We did stop at Camping World RV to purchase a couple of folding tables. We are looking for outdoor chairs but can't seem to find the “right ones.”
We returned to the campground so Marsha could take Bella for her walk. We then chilled for the rest of the evening. We did enjoy watching the severe winter storm hitting our former home – Ohio. What a difference from the beautiful sunny summer weather here in Arizona! Oh sorry all you Ohioans.
Thanks for stopping by.