January 9, 2011

Ducks Land In Phoenix...This Duck Gets Older

Well, after a 5 hour drive from Rancho Cucamonga we pulled into Phoenix a little tired and road-weary, but we were quickly brought back to life by the house full of Oregon fans that we're staying with!  Many thanks to Shawn and Karen Gourley, and Shawn's parents, for putting us up in their spare room for the weekend.  The hospitality is awesome!

So we rolled directly to downtown Scottsdale after a quick pit stop at the busiest sports bar I've ever seen!  Scottsdale is party central for Oregon and Auburn fans, and we spent the entire night and much of the morning at Dos Gringos, the official Duck bar for the game.  The place was amazing, and I'll load last nights pictures onto Facebook to check out. 

Our group at the Bud Light Fiesta party site.

The first beers of many at Dos Gringos Cantina.

Dos Gringos

Aaron, Kenny Wheaton, and me.

Shawn Gourley and I with the Middleton boys, who we used to coach MANY years ago.

Kelsey and Karen Gourley.
We are already running into lots of Lebanon fans here, and I know that many more are arriving today so we're sure to be surrounded by some great Oregonians for the rest of our trip.  Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes as I turn 36 today...wow.  Hopefully I'll get my present tomorrow!  Today we're heading out to the Stadium to check out the activities there, and then at 5pm we'll be back in Scottsdale for the official Oregon Pep Rally and then another night on the town!  This trip has been awesome so far, and should only get better!

1 comment:

  1. You should wear yellow for Duck games.