Baseball, music, and more in Phoenix

In mid-March we loaded up the RV and went to Scottsdale for nine days.  We stayed in a trailer park full of 55+ snowbirds, and a few RVs.  It was a little weird, but the price was right and they had a vacancy – rare combination during spring training.

The first night in Phoenix, we went to a tribute to blues musician Jim Glass and heard several local bands in a fun venue, the Rhythm Room.

We saw three games (Indians/Giants, Giants/Royals, Cubs/Giants).

We took Abbey and drove up to McDowell Mountain Regional Park to go on a hike.

After initially feeling ambivalent, then hearing raves from friends, we went to the Musical Instruments Museum.  It was fantastic and well-worth a full day visit if you’re in the area.  The best aspect was the organization by continent of music videos and instruments from each country.

The last couple of days we spent at the Innings Fest, a first annual musical wrap up of the spring training season.  It was at Tempe Beach Park which was a great spot along the Salt River.  We saw Phosphorescent, Sylan Esso, Cold War Kids, Young the Giant, and Queens of the Stone Age on Friday and Lord Huron, Local Natives, The Decemberists, the Head and the Heart, and the Avett Brothers on Saturday.

Then we met some friends for dinner at the Sheraton Grand Resort at Wild Horse Pass — what a lovely place.  It was a fun end to a fun week.

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