Monday, September 23, 2013

Passover in Arizona

For those of you who do not know we are an interfaith family and over the past four years have had a blast exploring each other's religions and celebrating both Holidays.

Normally for Passover we attend a Pot Luck dinner at Temple, but this year we used it as a reason to visit my Grandparents in Phoenix, Arizona (not that you ever need a reason to visit family).

It was Corey's 2nd time there and I have been there several times over the years, so this trip we skipped the normal tourist attractions and ventured out a little bit.

Our trip started with the airline loosing my luggage, which meant a day of shopping for a few clothes and necessities before Seder dinner.  As tradition in most Jewish families, we frequently rewrite the calendar to accommodate when the most family members can attend the celebrations, so Seder was actually the night before Passover began.  If you are looking for a quick 30-minute Seder that does not forget tradition, this is the one we used.

The next morning, we had breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants in AZ, Chompies New York Deli (which appeared on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food!).  I really wish Richmond had more Kosher restaurants, it was such a treat to eat Challah sliders!  Corey had the Monte Cristo. It was enough food to feed us for an another meal!

Thanks to a tip from a cashier while buying some clothes, we discovered that several MLB teams spring train in Arizona.  We went to a White Sox versus Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium.  The game was a lot of fun and the stadium was really neat, you walked in and you were actually at the top of the stadium, it is set up so almost all of the seats are in the shade.

We also visited Corey's all time favorite Mexican restaurant, La Hacienda.  Amazing food but a little difficult to find within the resort. Amazing customer service skills and the food was as amazing as we remembered!


It was a great trip and it was so nice to see my Grandparents!  

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