I’m in Tempe this weekend to cheer for my girlfriend and our good friend Joe (now fully recovered from last year’s accident) as they compete in Ironman Arizona. The event is on Sunday, but we all arrived early to find everything without being rushed.

I’ve never been to Phoenix or Tempe before but it seems pretty cool. A couple of things that I noticed are that none of the businesses have big signs so you notice the scenery more than the stores, and all of the streets have wide bike lanes. I think I could get used to that. All of the architecture here is pretty cool, too. The houses have nearly flat roofs and soft colors. The office buildings are modern with lots of glass.

I doubt I’ll have time to post any updates tomorrow, but I will try to post some pictures on Monday.