I should know by now to never say never. After all, I’m no longer a spring chicken and the amount of times I’ve had to put my foot in my mouth because I did say ‘never’ ought to have taught me something. Nonetheless, I’ve said many a time that I’d never ever make a “Top 5/10/20/100″ or “top anything” list, and here I am doing it.
When I arrived in Scottsdale, they actually had the most lovely packet waiting for me in my first hotel room, with 5 colorfully numbered cards. Alongside the cards were a request to use them during my trip to rank my experiences, the top 5 in particular. It was such an adorably presented request, I immediately wanted to oblige. Yet a day into my trip I knew the greater problem was not going to be breaking my own never rule, but rather playing favorites at all. Judging from the itinerary, the look of my surroundings, the tastes I had already sampled and the way my face couldn’t stop from smiling — I just knew I didn’t have a prayer of choosing 5 things out of the many many to favor.
So why am I now? Frankly, because I am a people pleaser. And secondarily, because the more I’ve thought about it, the more I actually think it makes it easier for me to to organize ALL the thoughts I have about my experience this summer in Arizona. I could probably publish 20 posts about the trip but then I’d never ever catch up on blogging about anywhere else. And I have a lot of catching up to do.