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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #120 on: January 17, 2013, 09:04:06 PM »
There is a water park in a natural setting I think it's called slide rock. I did not go but IIRC someone who was with us took her little kids there and was raving about it.
Looks quite cool, the only question is if it won't be too cold out for them. Right now it's 42 there.
So that's one activity, what else?
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #121 on: January 17, 2013, 09:43:42 PM »
Looks quite cool, the only question is if it won't be too cold out for them. Right now it's 42 there.
So that's one activity, what else?
Not sure what else would work there. I did a lot of hiking and those kind of things, so don't really know what else is good for little kids. How long are you there for?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #122 on: January 17, 2013, 09:58:00 PM »
Not sure what else would work there. I did a lot of hiking and those kind of things, so don't really know what else is good for little kids. How long are you there for?
Doing a Vegas-AZ trip starting Sunday. Plan on driving Wed from LAS to GC, sleep Wed. night in either Flagstaff of Sedona and do something good Thurs. before I get to PHX at night.
Not sure what I'm doing Fri but it's gotta be in the PHX area.
Flying out Sun. in the AM.

So I guess Thursday and Friday are the days I still need to plan out in AZ, Thurs. starting out in Sedona.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #123 on: January 17, 2013, 10:00:06 PM »
Doing a Vegas-AZ trip starting Sunday. Plan on driving Wed from LAS to GC, sleep Wed. night in either Flagstaff of Sedona and do something good Thurs. before I get to PHX at night.
Not sure what I'm doing Fri but it's gotta be in the PHX area.
Flying out Sun. in the AM.
If you are driving from LAS all the way to the GC on Wednesday I would not stay over in Sedona that same night. It is an extra 40 minutes down this huge mountain, not a good idea as you will be really tired.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #124 on: January 17, 2013, 10:10:40 PM »
Also are you thinking of Lake Powell at all?

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« Reply #125 on: January 17, 2013, 10:11:20 PM »
If you are driving from LAS all the way to the GC on Wednesday I would not stay over in Sedona that same night. It is an extra 40 minutes down this huge mountain, not a good idea as you will be really tired.
You mean you wouldn't stay in Sedona over Flagstaff or you wouldn't leave the GC area altogether and stay the night in GC?
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #126 on: January 17, 2013, 10:16:30 PM »
Also are you thinking of Lake Powell at all?
Looking at the map I doubt I'll have enough time to make it there.
Especially considering that the GC north rim is closed during this time of the year...
The only way it would make sense CMIIW would be to drive straight there from LAS, next stop being Sedona, and drive to GC on Thurs and schlep to PHX on Thurs from GC....
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #127 on: January 17, 2013, 10:34:10 PM »
You mean you wouldn't stay in Sedona over Flagstaff or you wouldn't leave the GC area altogether and stay the night in GC?
I for sure would not stay in Sedona over Flagstaff as at that hour the extra driving will not be worth it, considering that you will have already done a lot of driving.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #128 on: January 17, 2013, 10:34:46 PM »
Looking at the map I doubt I'll have enough time to make it there.
Especially considering that the GC north rim is closed during this time of the year...
The only way it would make sense CMIIW would be to drive straight there from LAS, next stop being Sedona, and drive to GC on Thurs and schlep to PHX on Thurs from GC....
Maskim it's not worth it.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #129 on: January 17, 2013, 10:45:11 PM »
I for sure would not stay in Sedona over Flagstaff as at that hour the extra driving will not be worth it, considering that you will have already done a lot of driving.
So Flagstaff it is. The drive is 1.5 hours, shouldn't be that bad, I'll take it slow and easy.
Maskim it's not worth it.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #130 on: January 17, 2013, 10:52:28 PM »
I for sure would not stay in Sedona over Flagstaff as at that hour the extra driving will not be worth it, considering that you will have already done a lot of driving.
I disagree.

First of all, I assume we're talking about whether he should stay in Flagstaff or Sedona, I'm assuming it's a given he's going to Sedona.




IMO it makes sense to stay in Sedona, getting the driving out of the way wed. night, rather than (wasting prime daytime hours) driving to Sedona in the morning then back toward the GC. (But I guess that's a matter of personal preference.)

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #131 on: January 17, 2013, 10:58:25 PM »
I disagree.

First of all, I assume we're talking about whether he should stay in Flagstaff or Sedona, I'm assuming it's a given he's going to Sedona.




IMO it makes sense to stay in Sedona, getting the driving out of the way wed. night, rather than (wasting prime daytime hours) driving to Sedona in the morning then back toward the GC. (But I guess that's a matter of personal preference.)
If I stay in FT the night, I only got a 45 minute drive in the morning until I get to Sedona.
Advantages:
1) Shorter drive Wed. night (don't forget I'm doing the big LAS-GC drive on Wed morning).
2) Better hotel selection.
From there I'm only heading south to be in PHX that night (staying at family that night as well as over Shabbos).
So I don't understand this sentence:
then back toward the GC.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #132 on: January 17, 2013, 11:05:23 PM »
From there I'm only heading south to be in PHX that night (staying at family that night as well as over Shabbos).
So I don't understand this sentence:
Oops, my bad.
I misunderstood. I guess I wasn't paying much attention, for some reason I thought you were leaving Vegas Wed. afternoon and doing the GC Thurs.


You're right. Stay in flagstaff.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #133 on: January 17, 2013, 11:27:20 PM »
What part of the drive is this?
40 minutes down this huge mountain
Right off GC or between Flagstaff and Sedona?
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #134 on: January 17, 2013, 11:57:51 PM »
What part of the drive is this?Right off GC or between Flagstaff and Sedona?
between flagstaff and sedona, hence the reason for flagstaff. Also the hotel selection as you mention is another good reason.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #135 on: January 18, 2013, 12:17:53 AM »
between flagstaff and sedona, hence the reason for flagstaff. Also the hotel selection as you mention is another good reason.
Sold! :)
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« Reply #136 on: January 18, 2013, 12:19:59 AM »
Sold! :)
I love that feeling when I am debating between 2 places and come up with a good decision on one of them!

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« Reply #137 on: January 18, 2013, 12:24:33 AM »
I love that feeling when I am debating between 2 places and come up with a good decision on one of them!
Works out from all aspects!
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #138 on: January 18, 2013, 12:38:51 AM »
Well... I was thinking of staying in Sedona, for the reason to get the drive out of the way in the evening, as for me Sunday, I will be by the GC, and Monday late afternoon I want to be in Phoenix, Mon Morning I would spend a little time in Sedona ect...

So I guess staying in Sedona makes sense even though there isnt as good as a hotel selection

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« Reply #139 on: January 18, 2013, 12:54:58 AM »
Well... I was thinking of staying in Sedona, for the reason to get the drive out of the way in the evening, as for me Sunday, I will be by the GC, and Monday late afternoon I want to be in Phoenix, Mon Morning I would spend a little time in Sedona ect...

So I guess staying in Sedona makes sense even though there isnt as good as a hotel selection
Drive from GC to Flagstaff and enjoy going to sleep 45 minutes earlier than you would if you would drive so Sedona. Wake up and spend those 45 minutes driving to Sedona :)
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