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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2012, 11:04:08 AM »
Does my routing above make sense? Or are there better ideas? (We're not doing LV for tznius issues.)
The same tznius issues you have in LV (billboards I'm assuming?) you'll have everywhere in California.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2012, 11:11:29 AM »
Nah, not really billboards. Its more because of a reputation LV has. I'm not backing out of California by now. :)

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: July 12, 2012, 11:13:21 AM »
Nah, not really billboards. Its more because of a reputation LV has. I'm not backing out of California by now. :)
Meh.  Lots of fun free stuff to do in Vegas for kids without seeing anything worse than LA/SD and tons of great hiking as well.
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Re: Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: July 12, 2012, 11:16:09 AM »
Meh.  Lots of fun free stuff to do in Vegas for kids without seeing anything worse than LA/SD and tons of great hiking as well.
Never been but had a friend who went and said that it's a lot worse. It is a city based on tumah
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #64 on: July 12, 2012, 11:20:55 AM »
Meh.  Lots of fun free stuff to do in Vegas for kids without seeing anything worse than LA/SD and tons of great hiking as well.

Maybe if I stay far from the strip it could work.

Any examples of great things to do around there? (I need to convince some people.)

It also helps break up the length of the trip.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #65 on: July 12, 2012, 01:15:42 PM »
I once heard it's better to drive from North to South?

Anyway, the rental price might be very dif for pickup in in AZ & drop off in CA or vice versa, so look into that.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: July 30, 2012, 01:29:00 PM »
thinking about going to pheonix, looking for input & suggestions.

flying in thursday staying in pheonix for shabbos, leave motzei shabbos/early sunday to grand canyon..... I would like to do GC, lake powell, bryce canyon & maybe zion national park. I would have to get back to pheonix by thurs. morn-early afternoon for flight back.
is motzei shabbos till thursday morning enought time to get this in??

Ps. its a few bachurim so we can drive through wed night back to phx if needed. or does it make sense to drive up to BC on motzei shabbos & work our way down?

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Re: Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #67 on: July 30, 2012, 01:31:52 PM »
thinking about going to pheonix, looking for input & suggestions.

flying in thursday staying in pheonix for shabbos, leave motzei shabbos/early sunday to grand canyon..... I would like to do GC, lake powell, bryce canyon & maybe zion national park. I would have to get back to pheonix by thurs. morn-early afternoon for flight back.
is motzei shabbos till thursday morning enought time to get this in??

Ps. its a few bachurim so we can drive through wed night if needed
oh, pheonix, I hate this place.
both Chase AA and AMEX F/R departments are based there.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2012, 09:04:07 PM »
im on a vacation now in scottsdale/phoenix and i just wanted to let everyone know that Segal's restaurant in phoenix is phenomenal! we've eaten there every day. their chinese menu is top notch and of the best in the country but most importantly their ribs and burgers are superb!! they have marinated flanken ribs and lots of great burgers. its a must visit if you're in the area!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #69 on: August 12, 2012, 04:15:54 AM »
im on a vacation now in scottsdale/phoenix and i just wanted to let everyone know that Segal's restaurant in phoenix is phenomenal! we've eaten there every day. their chinese menu is top notch and of the best in the country but most importantly their ribs and burgers are superb!! they have marinated flanken ribs and lots of great burgers. its a must visit if you're in the area!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #70 on: August 13, 2012, 04:35:35 AM »
im on a vacation now in scottsdale/phoenix and i just wanted to let everyone know that Segal's restaurant in phoenix is phenomenal! we've eaten there every day. their chinese menu is top notch and of the best in the country but most importantly their ribs and burgers are superb!! they have marinated flanken ribs and lots of great burgers. its a must visit if you're in the area!
??? Judging from your review, one could think that you have a whole variety of Kosher restaurants to eat over there..

Not like you have much else.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #71 on: August 13, 2012, 06:57:28 AM »
??? Judging from your review, one could think that you have a whole variety of Kosher restaurants to eat over there..

Not like you have much else.
Although thats true that there's not much else its still a great restaurant and would be even if it was located in ny

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #72 on: November 20, 2012, 08:58:29 PM »
Any hotel suggestions for Sedona, AZ?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #73 on: November 21, 2012, 03:00:49 AM »
IIRC there is a Hyatt - it might be a Hilton now there
Also  2 nice ones are Diablo  or something like that (which btw is also timeshare so check vrbo/home away) and Amara spawhere I stayed which was beautiful but not 4 stars IMHO amara is more in town and Diablo is down the road Diablo knows about Shabbos and us more resorty (they have tennis courts IIRC) Sedona rouge looks nice in pictures but I've never been

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: November 26, 2012, 01:39:59 PM »
I know of 2 families that might be going to the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona for the Shabbos Chanukah Weekend. They have 6 men and can bring a sefer torah. They need 4 more for a minyan. With the current 50% SPG resort promotion you can get the nicest Starwood property in the US for 32K points for 5 nights and possibly have a minyan on shabbos.

https://www.spgpromos.com/betterbythenight/?language=en_us&IM=Q4BBTN12_Eng_SPGcom_Text

Please let me know if you are going so I know if my friend will have a minyan.