Monday, March 22, 2010

Visitors from Wisconsin

We recently had some visitors from Wisconsin, I guess they wanted escape the cold, dreary wether and head to AZ for some fun in the sun.  The beginning of their visit was a bit disappointing because it was chilly and rainy here, but the rest of the week was gorgeous.  Andrew's Aunt MaryJo, Uncle Mike, his cousins Brian and Jodi and Brian's girlfriend Tabitha came to visit for a week.  Besides the bad weather at the beginning of the week, Andrew was also out of town.  It was kind of a bummer for him but it was great for me because everyone really took care of me and the girls.  They were so much help with Andrew being out of town.  I think they are going to have to come back out next time Andrew has to be out of town!  On top of all the help, they spoiled the girls rotten!!!  We stayed busy but I didn't take a ton of pictures, but here are a few from their visit.

After seeing this place on the travel channel and realizing that it was right up the street from our house we had to try it.  It is a restaurant called The Heart Attack Grill.  It is "famous" for its un-healthy ways.  They only serve burgers and fries that are made with lard.  They have a single burger all the way up to a quadruple burger called a quadruple by-pass.  They do not serve diet or light anything.   The waitress are dressed in skimpy nurse outfits and the cooks were scrubs.  When you arrive they put you in a hospital gown and give you a hospital admission bracelet.   If you actually finish a quadruple by-pass burger you are wheeled out from your seat to your car in a wheel chair.   I was happy that I brought the girls food from home!  I, on the other hand, did not have food from home and had a single burger.  I wasn't able to finish it, in fact, I only had a few bites.  I don't know if it was a mental thing (knowing that it was so greasy and unhealthy) or if I really just didn't like the taste of it.    It was quite the experience and now that I have been there, I don't need to go back...ever!

Abby was not at all thrilled with the place and has said several times since then that she doesn't ever want to go back to The Heart Attack Grill.

Brian attempted and conquered the quadruple by-pass!!

Brian's sweet ride out of the restaurant!

One night we went over to MaryJo and Mike's friends' house for dinner.  They had a beautiful home and a very nice bar and pool in the backyard.  The girls made themselves right at home at the tiki-bar with virgin coco-loco's made by bartender Andrew.

After the Brewers game we went for an early dinner to one of our favorite local restaurants.  Its near downtown Tempe and on top of their very yummy italian food and pizza they have a fabulous patio area.  If you don't get there early (like before 5PM) you will wait for a VERY long time for a patio seat.  We lucked out and got there about 5 and were seated right away!  Just remember folks, we are here in AZ for a few more months....let us know if you want to visit!!!

Yay for meatballs!!!!

Jodi and Brian

Tabitha and Abigail

Me and my honey

One day some of us went to the zoo while the others golfed.  It was a gorgeous day for the zoo (and golf) and we all had a lot of fun and enjoyed the beautiful weather.


The Kendall Family said...

What a funny restaurant! Poor Abby!!!

Susan said...

Love it all - except that Abby ended up calling my sister "Grammy" the whole week ('cause our voices sound so much alike!). (Just kidding MJ) See you soon - so I can reposition myself as Grammy!

Bengela said...

i saw this on the travel channel...good to know that it's not all that great..will take this OFF my to-do list :)

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