Friday, February 19, 2010

Frozen Yogurt = Happiness

Today, February 19th 2010, I found heaven. It is located in Tempe, Arizona and it is called Mojo.

But I'll get to heaven later...

Tomorrow it's supposed to rain in Phoenix so today was our last day to enjoy the gorgeous weather. We started at the Phoenix Zoo. It was kind of funny, I tweeted about how I was at the zoo and then I got a tweet from the zoo itself saying they hope I'm having fun. Awesome, I love twitter.

Did you know The Phoenix Zoo is the largest non-profit zoo in North America? It was definitely huge. We saw lots of fun animals...

There were lots of field trips at the zoo today and it was so nice to know that I was not in charge of a single one of them!

Next stop on our outdoor adventure? Desert Botanical Gardens because we love cacti haha.

This is going to sound stupid, but here it goes...

I literally had NO idea cacti could be this tall. I thought they were like...small bushes. Boy, was I wrong!

Also, did you know beautiful flowers can grow in the desert too?

When we had enough sun (ha ha, yeah right) we headed down to Tempe to check out Arizona State.

I have this...problem, where I love to buy college sweatshirts. It's sort of become a running joke with my friends that I own so many college sweatshirts of places that I didn't go myself and don't even know anyone who goes there haha. For example, I currently own the following sweatshirts of random colleges: Trinity College- Dublin, University of California Berkley and University of Chicago. Obviously I wanted to add an Arizona State sweatshirt to my collection.

If you didn't look too closely, you could've been in the Boston College bookstore (aka my REAL college, and don't worry I have lots of BC sweatshirts!).

I didn't even up buying a sweatshirt (they were all huge) but I did take a picture of my favorite ASU alum:

Dustin Pedroia- Red Sox second baseman :)

After, we headed to get some Italian food at a place called Oregano's, recommended by Lisa! The menu was HUGE:

So was the garlic bread...

So was the Bollo Pasta, which by the way was bottomless? Who would even finish one bowl of this, seriously?

Anyway, the food was delicious and I loved the atmosphere: another outdoor patio. I could seriously get used to this. Thanks for the recommendation Lisa!

After dinner we FINALLY found a self serve frozen yogurt place. I've been reading about these on all the Arizona/California blogs and I was so excited to finally be able to go to one myself.

There were a ton of flavors to choose from. Even Eric, who usually just tolerates my ice cream/frozen yogurt obsession was interested. I got the sweet vanilla, it had some fancy name that I can't remember but it was basically the vanilla that was not tart and not "skinny" (which means no sugar added, no thanks!). Then, I covered it with Butterfinger and small caramel cups.

I took one bite and I was in heaven. It was amazing.

Why is Mojo only located in Arizona, California and Nevada? I promise there is a market for this in Boston! Although I was just informed tonight that there is a self serve place in Brookline, MA so you can bet I'll be visiting it in the very near future.

What is your favorite ice cream and/or frozen yogurt topping?


  1. oooh that frozen yogurt does look amazing!

  2. You found the frozen yogurt!!! Woot Woot! Currently, my favorite frozen desert is coconut ice cream with out a topping.

  3. There's a self serve yogurt place in Brookline?! When you find it, make sure to blog about it! I am dying to try one of those places!

    What a fantastic trip. I bet it will be hard to leave and come back to the real world.

  4. Why does the west get all the good self serve froyo places? we definitely have to make sure the berry freeze in coolidge corner gets some business so it will stay!

  5. Yeah I can't wait to go to that place in Brookline!

    Looks like a great trip :-)

  6. We don't even have ANY fun frozen yogurt places here! I sweat, it's all ice cream, no soft serve frozen yogurt :( Maybe I need to look harder. My favorite topping is hot fudge and Reece's PB cups. Yeah, I go all out. My mom would get Butterfinger though!

    Don't feel stupid about the cacti comment, I was once in your shoes, thinking they were all short like plants. That's what they always show on tv!

    The zoo sounds fantastic, and how cool that they have someone doing Twitter, who responded to your comment! Pretty funny. Wouldn't that be a great job?! Working at a zoo and Tweeting during the day, at times, so cool.

    Have a safe trip home!

  7. I wish there frozen yogurt places in MA. There are only a few in Boston and if you live on the south shore, you're screwed.

    Love the giraffe pics!

  8. I have a pair of UVA mesh shorts that I wear to the gym and everyone always asks if I went there. I didn't.

    We have a lot of yogurt places here. I think my favorite topping is fruit, but i like cereal too. I've gotten Cocoa Krispies and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Ooh, now I want frozen yogurt.

  9. Aaaaaaaaah frozen yogurt!!!!! I'm so jealous! But I'm glad you got to enjoy it :D Living vicariously through you is totally ok ;)

    I love your zoo pictures! I just realized how long it's been since I went to one... Back when I used to live in D.C. we would go there all the time!

  10. I popped in to your blog cuz I saw you were a teacher too! Love it! I teach middle school in cali but used to teach middle school in Nevada.
    Love your comment about not being in charge of any of the field trips-hee hee good feeling huh!

    Oh and any kind of ice cream or fro yo works for me!

  11. I love your blog! Looks like you had a great trip. The Mojo looks insanely good! It's weird, I love frozen yogurt with fruit but ice cream with chocolate and pb!

  12. Looks like you are having a fab trip! Enjoy every last second. You are on vacation until you step back in the school!

  13. The zoo!!! I haven't been there since I was 5 years old. *Nostalgia alert*. So jealous of your fun trip :)

  14. hey!
    i just came across your blog and i can't wait to read and follow it!
    i would love it if you could check out mine and follow as well :)

  15. I am so excited to find another Kindergarten teacher!!!! Now, if only I was in as good a shape as you! sigh

  16. i want some of that RIGH TNOW!!! looks like you are having an awesome time!

  17. We have a yogurt place in Birmingham like that called "Yogurt Mountain"...... I call it my addiction!

  18. I am glad you are having fun. I got to stay in good old New England for my Feb vacation.

    I love Arizona and will be there in May. I can't wait! I may have to try some of you suggestions.

  19. I love zoos!! :D I guess if we never see cactus how would we know? I didn't know they were tall either...but I guess that makes since :D

  20. So this is what I get for falling so behind on my reader that I didn't know you were coming to Phoenix, because I would have loved to have met you. Glad you had fun! Mojo is good, but next time you have to try Yogurtland.. my personal favorite :)