A little backstory: I love Modest Mouse. Adore. When I found out they were playing a show in Phoenix, I was super psyched However, I had to work the morning the tickets went on sale and by the time I could sneak off to the bathroom at work to buy them, they were all sold out. But, there were still tickets available for their show in Tucson. Yeah, Tucson is two hours away, but I thought it was totally worth it. And, this way, I got to drag my boyfriend along with me.
My best friend was in town for the weekend from New York, so I spent most of Friday with her and then my boyfriend and I got brunch with her on Saturday before we went down. It's kind of a bummer I didn't get to spend more time with her, but it gives me an excuse to go back to New York in the near future.
The drive down is pretty simple. I just take the I-10 and it's a straight shot down. We listened to some Radiolab podcasts. As for our hotel, we just stayed at a Best Western and it was actually pretty nice. I made sure to get a hotel near the venue.
Modest Mouse was amazing. It was awesome to see so many other people loving one of my favorite bands. As you can tell, I'm terrible at describing things that I like. So, suffice to say, I had a great time.
The next morning, we woke up and went to brunch at this place called La Cocina. It's a gem. I was hungry for breakfast, but I couldn't resist getting their reuben - which had green chiles on it. And, they had tons of gluten-free options.
After eating, we headed back up to Phoenix. It was a great mini-vacation and I can't wait until we head to San Diego next month.
Labels: arizona, travelling