Phoenix, Arizona

From the Land of Lincoln to the Grand Canyon State,
coming from the windy city, AZ shows us a different climate
With the palm trees up high, to the cacti that fill the land,
Arizona is a desert you’ve never seen before, without all the sand

With a warm breeze,
the air will put you at ease,
have you wishing the minutes you can freeze,
while each moment you seize!

With 90 Degree weather in May, nothing beats going for a cruise on a beautiful day,
where the Arizona streets are wide and open like the Chicago highways
Passing different restaurants on every corner,
will make any Chicago native feel like a foreigner
Names like Dutch Bros Coffee, Baked Bear, In-N-Out Burger, and Jack in the Box,
are popular west-coast chains that you can find in almost every other block

In-N-Out, is debatably the best burger in the United States,
and Baked Bear is known for their ice cream sandwiches that you yourself can create,
while Dutch Bros’ coffee will make you want to celebrate,
altogether, these spots are fit for a Chicagoan to appreciate!

From the food to the weather,
the Arizona and Chicago connection works well together
With their differences, each state has a spot to fill,
where with each want it can fulfill,
from the busy city, to the warm land where you’ll be able to chill,
the ORD to PHX trip is one that will sure give you a thrill!


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  1. susandyer1962

    May 17, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    So how did you like Dutch Bros?? Isn’t it awesome? The only reason why I put up with the summer heat here in Chandler Arizona is because of what you included in your post!!

    Great job!

    1. dineANDrhyme

      May 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Dutch Bros was amazing!!! We miss it already 😋 Arizona is beautiful, we would definitely put up with the heat for all of that!

  2. susandyer1962

    May 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I never get tired of seeing palm trees and cactus in December. We moved here from Wisconsin in 2012 after the worst seven winters of our lives! Lol I could never go back!! There are so many people who live here from your neck of the woods!!

    1. dineANDrhyme

      May 17, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      We could see why you can’t see yourself going back! And that’s very true, we met many people from Chicago around the area so we see the Arizona, Chicago connection very well over there!

  3. frankhubeny

    May 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I used to go to Phoenix and Tempe, AZ, for work some years ago. I remember enjoying the shock of moving from the hot outside to the cold air conditioned interiors. I also remember In-N-Out Burgers which were pretty good.

    1. dineANDrhyme

      May 17, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      We were around the Pheonix, Tempe area. It wasn’t as hot as their summers but we definitely enjoyed the heat! And who doesn’t like a good In-N-Out Burger?? 😋

  4. terismyth

    May 19, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Oh my! This photo makes me want to drive straight to In and Out Burger here in the Bay Area. And I haven’t had breakfast yet!
    I also love hearing about the other businesses in the area. Sometimes I feel like blogging about a perfect day like yours where you can bring in the reader and make them feel like they were there too!
    Great read. Off to breakfast….

    1. dineANDrhyme

      May 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      You should go ahead and drive to In N Out and have some burgers for us! And thank you for the kind words about the blogging, I’m glad you felt as if you were with us too.

      Hope you enjoyed breakfast 🙂

  5. johnsmithiiimxiii

    May 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    It always amazes me what springs out of a desert.

    1. dineANDrhyme

      May 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      I agree with you! Arizona is no ordinary desert 🙂

  6. sportsdiva64

    May 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I miss In n Out Burgers since I moved back east. They are SOO WICKED GOOD! Puts all other burgers to shame. Their french fries are also to die for. Glad you spotlighted on this change. Even the pictures are making my mouth water!

    1. dineANDrhyme

      May 21, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      We agree! In N Out is definitely a top burger place in the US and WICKED GOOD is the perfect world!

  7. obbverse

    May 20, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Thanks for the like. Its a (smallish) world, I’ve been to Phoenix- big Surprise! Well, little Surprise as it was then. Growing all the time I hear. Also In’n’out burgers ARE the best. Drooling at the thought..

    1. dineANDrhyme

      May 21, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Awesome!! Yes, I’ve heard that there’s a big difference within the past few years, Arizona is coming on up! Yes, just the thought of In N Out is enough to make someone drool 😋

  8. thebestieeffect

    May 21, 2017 at 12:23 am

    I’m from Arizona born and raised. Love the post! I’m hungry now 😂

    1. dineANDrhyme

      May 21, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      That’s awesome!! We fell in love with Arizona. And just a look at these pictures makes us miss it more than ever! 😋

  9. zenov

    May 21, 2017 at 1:02 am

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  10. C.M. Blackwood

    June 12, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Nice! The sight of those cheeseburgers almost made me pass out.

    1. dineANDrhyme

      June 12, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      Ugh I know! We miss In-and-Out 🙁

  11. jellyandhoney

    June 24, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Everything looks so delicious!

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