Saturday, March 26, 2011

Phoenix Light Rail

We had never ridden the Phoenix Light Rail so we went on an adventure yesterday with our friends Bob and Wilma. We drove to the closest station at the west end and parked and bought an all day pass. Our only planned stop was at the Old Spaghetti Factory which we knew from a previous visit was right across the street from a light rail station. Since the Phoenix Light Rail is not as extensive as say the Washington DC Metro and is one legged down and back we decided on the trip to eat and then get back on it and ride it end to end.

The Old Spaghetti Factory in Phoenix is on the site of an old home and they have added on a huge restaurant keeping the same look and feel from the front view. Nothing says spaghetti quite like palm trees! Our favorite meal is anything with the mizithra cheese and browned butter which you can get by itself or with another sauce in the Manager's Favorite. Wilma got it with marinara, Bob with mushroom sauce while Wilma's Bob got only meat sauce and Jo got spinach cheese ravioli. Jo recently had some dental work and is still on a soft diet because she has trouble chewing although she was able to eat part of Bob's mizithra and mushroom sauce combo which was good news. The Old Spaghetti Factory offers a full meal deal that includes salad, bread, iced tea and spumoni for dessert. The creamy pesto salad dressing here is also one of our favorites. Bob got the hearty platter which is extra food for a little extra money. With all the bread and the salad most of the spaghetti was leftovers that was finished that evening.

After the meal we got back on the light rail and did some sightseeing. Wilma wanted to show us downtown Tempe so we got off there. Much to our surprise we walked right into the Tempe 'Festival of the Arts', rated one of the nation's best. Mill Avenue and other side streets were closed to traffic and lined with tents. We didn't buy anything just walked down Mill Avenue and back which was enough although probably less than half the exhibitors. There were some really good artists on display and the weather was perfect, mid-70's and sunny with a slight breeze.

We really had a good time and plan to use the light rail again for more sightseeing and food of course!!

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

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