After more driving, we stopped briefly for lunch and then headed off again to Scottsdale, through Phoenix. The movies Jerry Maguire and Little Miss sunshine were filmed here, which is pretty cool.
The weather is getting much colder now with the temperature tonight in Scottsdale around 5 degrees. Tonight we travelled to dinner in style in little tuk-tuk style cars
! It was so fun to get shown around Scottsdale this way and see all the pretty Christmas lights! We went to a sports bar again for dinner- it was called the Fire Truck or something along those lines. Allison and I shared some chicken egg rolls which was like a spring roll I guess, then just spent the night drinking our new fav drink called the bay breeze which is a combination of Malibu, vodka, pineapple and orange juice. A group of us on the tour left the pub around 9.30pm and went to a club called Hi-Fi. It was an amazing venue with an insane DJ and great service from girls who wore barely any clothing. We bought a bottle of grey goose and mixers and just spent the whole night dancing, drinking and being together. When it started closing up, we came back to our hotel, the Travelodge- and continued drinking in another guys room. We have to get up so early tomorrow for our hot air ballooning adventure! It's going to be death as we all had far too much to drink and stayed up way too late!
Well, our average driving day was made so great with such a fabulous night! We love contiki!!
Today we spent the entire day on the bus from 8am to 5pm! I didn't manage to get too much sleep either because the drive was just so beautiful. We drove through the desert and got to see cool cacti that are only found in this part of the world. We drove by the Mexican border which was interesting too! Our first stop was around 11am where we had our first Walmart experience! I didn't buy anything but it was so cool just being in there haha. So American!