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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #810 on: July 30, 2017, 07:54:57 AM »
Thanks! Canyon Suites was more. I'm going to go to the Biltmore.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #811 on: August 07, 2017, 12:15:48 PM »
Can anyone recommend easy hikes around the grand canyon? I'll be there with 4 kids ages 9, 8, 6 and 4. Nothing too strenuous or too long (1-2 hours max)

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #812 on: August 07, 2017, 12:22:50 PM »
Can anyone recommend easy hikes around the grand canyon? I'll be there with 4 kids ages 9, 8, 6 and 4. Nothing too strenuous or too long (1-2 hours max)
I did a very similar trip, but it was 110 degrees, so we pretty much drove to the various lookouts

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #813 on: August 07, 2017, 12:23:46 PM »
I did a very similar trip, but it was 110 degrees, so we pretty much drove to the various lookouts

I'll be there in January so it will be cold! I wouldn't hike in 110 degree weather either.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #814 on: August 07, 2017, 12:33:30 PM »
Can anyone recommend easy hikes around the grand canyon? I'll be there with 4 kids ages 9, 8, 6 and 4. Nothing too strenuous or too long (1-2 hours max)
Do the rim trail. I would also start one of the other trails (e.g. Bright angel) and just go as far you can (provided is not icy). Cool to get a perspective from inside the canyon.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #815 on: August 07, 2017, 12:43:39 PM »
Do the rim trail. I would also start one of the other trails (e.g. Bright angel) and just go as far you can (provided is not icy). Cool to get a perspective from inside the canyon.

Thanks!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #816 on: August 21, 2017, 11:40:52 PM »
Will be in Arizona in August:

Is it doable traveling with kids (youngest 3) for a day trip from scottsdale-Sedona-Grand canyon and back in one day or am is it way too much?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #817 on: August 22, 2017, 02:14:47 AM »
Will be in Arizona in August:

Is it doable traveling with kids (youngest 3) for a day trip from scottsdale-Sedona-Grand canyon and back in one day or am is it way too much?
I would try overnight, but doable if you leave early. Did something similar http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=80670.0

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #818 on: September 27, 2017, 05:45:36 PM »
Planning a 4 day trip...input would be great!
Day 1 flying into Las vegas
Day 2 driving to grand canyon sleeping in sedona
day 3 sedona with possibility of sleeping in phoniex
day 4 phoinex/vegas


do i need a full day at grand canyon or can i do that and sedona in a day?
is phoinex a waste?
is there kosher food @ or near grancanyon

thanx in advance for your help

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #819 on: September 27, 2017, 07:02:45 PM »
Planning a 4 day trip...input would be great!
Day 1 flying into Las vegas
Day 2 driving to grand canyon sleeping in sedona
day 3 sedona with possibility of sleeping in phoniex
day 4 phoinex/vegas


do i need a full day at grand canyon or can i do that and sedona in a day?
is phoinex a waste?
is there kosher food @ or near grancanyon

thanx in advance for your help
do i need a full day at grand canyon or can i do that and sedona in a day? - you should really do a hike at the grand canyon. If you skip on that you can extremely rushedly do both

No food anywhere near the canyon
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #820 on: October 02, 2017, 11:17:11 PM »
Anyone stay at the Fairmont ?
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #821 on: October 03, 2017, 03:57:48 PM »
Depending on where you are going in the grand canyon (North Rim / South Rim) - Day 2 is lot of driving.

Planning a 4 day trip...input would be great!
Day 1 flying into Las vegas
Day 2 driving to grand canyon sleeping in sedona
day 3 sedona with possibility of sleeping in phoniex
day 4 phoinex/vegas


do i need a full day at grand canyon or can i do that and sedona in a day?
is phoinex a waste?
is there kosher food @ or near grancanyon

thanx in advance for your help

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #822 on: October 04, 2017, 01:13:47 AM »
Lake Powell & Zion Trip Report - Quick 4 day trip

Flew NYC straight to Lake Powell which is in Page,AZ
EWR-PHX-PGA

Returned from St George, UT, SGU-DEN-EWR on United miles

Ewr to Phx using United Miles
UR points to book Great Lakes Airlines PHX to PGA.
(Yes slight risk flying connecting on two separate itineraries, but Great Lakes has multiple flights per day)
(Flying AA would've required a terminal change)

Got into Phoenix about 8am and went to United Club which happened to be directly opposite Great Lakes gate.

Great Lakes is a tiny little plane 1-1 configuration, no cockpit, restroom etc

Got into page about 12 noon. It isn't simple to get a one way rental out of Page. There is only an Avis in Page which is a franchise. However Paul is very helpful in getting you into Corporate vehicles which need to get back to to the bigger airports regardless. (I'm not sure what would happen if you take a franchise vehicle and drop it off in PHX)
Avis is closed on Sunday but he left us the keys with the Airline. (Actually rented 2 days locally, and then 1 day on a one-way to $ave a couple bucks.)

Stayed at the Courtyard in Page which was very fair. Checked in early so took a room without great view rather then wait. There's a Walmart there and all.

Went to Horseshoe Bend. Gorgeous! Short easy but very sunny hike up to the viewpoint. Later in the afternoon walked down to The Chains. Thanks to ddfer who TR about this. It's basically a place to climb down into the Lake.

Monday: Took out a boat on Lake Powell. There are many other marinas to rent from other then the ones on the water. Google them. We booked late so we ended up with a pontoon from Carls Marina. Costs about 380 plus fuel but included delivery and haul out from the lake. Definitely easier to Beach a pontoon. Spent a full day riding around, parked on the beach, and we also hooked up a tube as well.
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAY ON LAKE POWELL

TUES: Antelope Canyons in the morning. We didn't do the actual Antelope Canyons. We did the Canyon X, but supposedly its the same. It's a must do, yes those pix are real! Though the camera settings definitely help. Going in the morning is the way to go, avoids crowds and the sweltering heat.

Checked out and drove 1.5 hrs to Zion National Park. Thanks to another Ddf TR we biked it. There are other bike rental places in Springdale, but it's a lot easier to rent from the location at the entrance to the park as it's not significantly more expensive. We started biking down about 1.5 hrs b4 sundown. Weather was amazing and the sights even more amazing the road is so quiet and serene. Definitely an unbelievable way to experience one of the best national parks.

Stayed at the Springhill Suites in Springdale. Pretty much brand new. The place could almost qualify as a Ritz. Got Gold upgraded to a Suite.

WED went back into zion for a quick hike. Headed out about noon to SGU Airport in St George, UT. Connected through DEN. Called in an order to East Side Kosher Deli in Denver and sent an Uber to fetch it, tx amex credits!

Short but unbelievable!
   

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #823 on: October 11, 2017, 01:42:57 PM »
Looking for a vacation house for a weekend in December.

Some Specs it would need to have:

7+ bedrooms 4+ bathrooms
Clean
Walkable to a shul (less than 20 minutes)
Pool

It does not need to be kosher. The bigger the better.

Please let me know if any one has any suggestions on how to find such a place (specific rental that someone has used in the past, an exact area to search on VRBO, or a vacation company that can help).

TIA

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #824 on: October 11, 2017, 11:00:34 PM »
Lake Powell & Zion Trip Report - Quick 4 day trip

Flew NYC straight to Lake Powell which is in Page,AZ
EWR-PHX-PGA

Returned from St George, UT, SGU-DEN-EWR on United miles

Ewr to Phx using United Miles
UR points to book Great Lakes Airlines PHX to PGA.
(Yes slight risk flying connecting on two separate itineraries, but Great Lakes has multiple flights per day)
(Flying AA would've required a terminal change)

Got into Phoenix about 8am and went to United Club which happened to be directly opposite Great Lakes gate.

Great Lakes is a tiny little plane 1-1 configuration, no cockpit, restroom etc

Got into page about 12 noon. It isn't simple to get a one way rental out of Page. There is only an Avis in Page which is a franchise. However Paul is very helpful in getting you into Corporate vehicles which need to get back to to the bigger airports regardless. (I'm not sure what would happen if you take a franchise vehicle and drop it off in PHX)
Avis is closed on Sunday but he left us the keys with the Airline. (Actually rented 2 days locally, and then 1 day on a one-way to $ave a couple bucks.)

Stayed at the Courtyard in Page which was very fair. Checked in early so took a room without great view rather then wait. There's a Walmart there and all.

Went to Horseshoe Bend. Gorgeous! Short easy but very sunny hike up to the viewpoint. Later in the afternoon walked down to The Chains. Thanks to ddfer who TR about this. It's basically a place to climb down into the Lake.

Monday: Took out a boat on Lake Powell. There are many other marinas to rent from other then the ones on the water. Google them. We booked late so we ended up with a pontoon from Carls Marina. Costs about 380 plus fuel but included delivery and haul out from the lake. Definitely easier to Beach a pontoon. Spent a full day riding around, parked on the beach, and we also hooked up a tube as well.
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAY ON LAKE POWELL

TUES: Antelope Canyons in the morning. We didn't do the actual Antelope Canyons. We did the Canyon X, but supposedly its the same. It's a must do, yes those pix are real! Though the camera settings definitely help. Going in the morning is the way to go, avoids crowds and the sweltering heat.

Checked out and drove 1.5 hrs to Zion National Park. Thanks to another Ddf TR we biked it. There are other bike rental places in Springdale, but it's a lot easier to rent from the location at the entrance to the park as it's not significantly more expensive. We started biking down about 1.5 hrs b4 sundown. Weather was amazing and the sights even more amazing the road is so quiet and serene. Definitely an unbelievable way to experience one of the best national parks.

Stayed at the Springhill Suites in Springdale. Pretty much brand new. The place could almost qualify as a Ritz. Got Gold upgraded to a Suite.

WED went back into zion for a quick hike. Headed out about noon to SGU Airport in St George, UT. Connected through DEN. Called in an order to East Side Kosher Deli in Denver and sent an Uber to fetch it, tx amex credits!

Short but unbelievable!
   
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