Milwaukee Brewers' Spring Training

Our spring training trip was a blast. We spent a beautiful long weekend with our son, Brian and his fiance, Amanda. It was great that he was willing to fly from Denver to Phoenix to hang out with us. As it turned out, Amanda was pretty burnt out from the rigors of law school and really needed the getaway. We were happy we could help.

One of my new travel traditions is to purchase lottery tickets from the different cities that we visit. I never win but they make cute souvenirs that don't take up much space - ha!

We stayed at the Grand Canyon University Hotel - it was recommended on the Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training web page. It was a really nice place and we would definitely recommend it to anyone staying in the Phoenix area. There was a great bar area that was warm and inviting. They also had an amazing pool area that was very relaxing. I felt like we were at an exclusive resort.
Grand Canyon University Hotel Bar 
Jeff enjoying the waterfall at the hotel pool

We had great seats at the Brewers' game where we met Jeff's cousin Toni and her husband Les. They live in the Phoenix area and it was a great way to spend some time with them. It was fun to watch Christian Yelich hit a home run at this beautiful park. What a fun day!

Our great seats at Brewers' spring training
Me, Les, Toni, Amanda, Brian
An amazing thing happened to my son on his way to Phoenix. His friend Mark messages him while he is en route only to discover that Mark is heading to Phoenix as well. Mark's parents are snowbirds who happen to spend their winters in Phoenix. So on our day of rest and relaxation at the hotel pool, Mark and his wife spent the afternoon with us. We've known Mark and his family for nearly the entire 30 years we lived in Oak Creek. It is wonderful that Brian has what's becoming life-long friends.
Brian and his friend
The trip was great and a much needed get-away. We can now cross off the trip to Brewers' Spring Training off of our bucket list.

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