We also got to Phoenix to go shoe shopping. John got 2 pairs at a great price. We were ahead even after we filled the van. The Mills mall seemed empty compared to past trips. Although we could hardly walk without bumping into the kiosks. I also like the fact that there are 3 lanes most of the way from Tucson. This took about 30 minutes off our drive. It also seemed to me that a lot of people got flat tires at the place where I blew 2 out last time. The shoulder was just littered with parts of shredded tires. This was the only place that look that way on the whole drive.