What did you do over Memorial Day weekend? I was fortunate to be able to go to Game 6 of the Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns series at the US Airways Center... By now, if you follow sports, you already know what happened. Even though the Phoenix Suns lost, it was a great game and I enjoyed checking out my 69th venue!
I landed in Phoenix early on Saturday morning and rested for a bit before getting a 75 min massage at the Bliss Spa, located at the W Scottsdale. Why did I need a massage? Because on the way to Phoenix, I connected in Minneapolis, and on the way to MSP I faced the triple threat: a seat kicker, a fatty (I.e. Who took the arm rest and 1/4 of my seat), and a sleeper who tried to use my shoulder as a pillow. Oh well, it happens. I used my skymiles for a free ticket so it really didn't matter to me. I was just thrilled to be going to the game and to be on vacation!
After my massage I finally felt relaxed and hung out for an hour before my friend, Brittany, came and grabbed me at the hotel. We caught up on the way to the arena (i.e. she and I met years ago through mutual friends, in Miami, during the NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat). We separated at will call. My only complaint about the arena, was that the will call line needed to move faster, but who knows ~ it could be the patrons' fault as to why it was moving so slowly. Another suggestion is to put more team shops around the concourse. As I was racing to my seat, I didn't see that many locations for Suns merchandise, so I never did get my Suns hat. Aside from those 2 things, I like the arena. Lucky for me, I made it to my seat just in time to take a picture of the opening tip. Perfect!
Both teams strategizing during a time-out