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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #375 on: April 06, 2015, 02:51:48 AM »
We are adult only. Its pesach. Sleeping over isn't really an option for practicality and minyan
Is there minyan anywhere up north ( so that we can leave in the AM hours)
According to Go Daven there isn't.

It seems like GC and Sedona can each be a full day. I guess its too bad for the additional drive. Any specific highways to take to make the most of the drive?
Any NOT TO BE MISSED sights in the neighborhood?
Any suggestions regarding Out of Africa? Is it any diff from the San Diego Safari, we did that not long ago..

Is Mt Lemmon Worth the 3.5 hr drive from Phoenix?

FYI someone suggested the Hole in the rock. Awesome Idea! We did it on Erev Yom Tov. Perfect for a short day. Anything else like it- short hike, nice view and in phoenix for next Friday?
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #376 on: April 06, 2015, 09:32:31 AM »
We are adult only. Its pesach. Sleeping over isn't really an option for practicality and minyan
Is there minyan anywhere up north ( so that we can leave in the AM hours)
According to Go Daven there isn't.

It seems like GC and Sedona can each be a full day. I guess its too bad for the additional drive. Any specific highways to take to make the most of the drive?
Any NOT TO BE MISSED sights in the neighborhood?
Any suggestions regarding Out of Africa? Is it any diff from the San Diego Safari, we did that not long ago..

Is Mt Lemmon Worth the 3.5 hr drive from Phoenix?

FYI someone suggested the Hole in the rock. Awesome Idea! We did it on Erev Yom Tov. Perfect for a short day. Anything else like it- short hike, nice view and in phoenix for next Friday?
The drive is very nice. I believe there's basically one way people go (don't remember details) and it passes by the mountains and is something to see.
Also let me warn you-about an hour away from GC is this town that probably makes a living off ticketing people heading to GC. Make sure your driving at or below the speed limit, not at all above, when you pass by these towns along the highway. Use waze but don't rely on it completely.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #377 on: April 06, 2015, 10:38:38 AM »
Thanks! Thata a good piece of advice. I do recall reading on the thread that someone got a ticket. I guess it's not a one time accurance.

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« Reply #378 on: April 06, 2015, 11:05:49 AM »
Thanks! Thata a good piece of advice. I do recall reading on the thread that someone got a ticket. I guess it's not a one time accurance.
One time occurrence? Ha not quite. The time I went there I saw 3 between the way there and back.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #379 on: April 06, 2015, 11:15:30 AM »
Wow.
So we're driving up to sedona today.
What should b my GPS address?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #380 on: April 16, 2015, 11:45:59 AM »
sorry a little late to help you but i would do airport mesa which is a nice viewpoint and you pass through everything on the way there

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #381 on: April 16, 2015, 04:05:50 PM »
Thanks! Thata a good piece of advice. I do recall reading on the thread that someone got a ticket. I guess it's not a one time accurance.
read it again
the officer OFFERED me a ticket
i went with option #2. making me feel bad in front of my son for speeding


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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #383 on: April 21, 2015, 04:39:44 PM »
when we stay in hotels we prefer nice nature views away from the city life
whats the most scenic starwood hotel in Phoenix, scottsdate, tempe area?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #384 on: April 22, 2015, 09:45:27 AM »
can anybody familiar with the area recommend the nicest scenic starwood hotel in Phoenix area?  looking for views of nature, mountains etc....

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #385 on: April 22, 2015, 10:47:43 AM »
can anybody familiar with the area recommend the nicest scenic starwood hotel in Phoenix area?  looking for views of nature, mountains etc....
Here are several options:
1) The Phoenician
2) The Westin Kierland
3) Sheraton Desert Oasis

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #386 on: April 22, 2015, 12:36:05 PM »
Here are several options:
1) The Phoenician
2) The Westin Kierland
3) Sheraton Desert Oasis

any personal experience?  which one do you find the nicest?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #387 on: April 22, 2015, 02:59:09 PM »
any personal experience?  which one do you find the nicest?
No personal experience.
The Phoenician is most expensive/prestigious..

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #388 on: April 22, 2015, 03:10:36 PM »
any personal experience?  which one do you find the nicest?
When I looked into it I felt the Phonecian was the nicest by far. It's also a real experience as its a world renowned resort. The others you can find anywhere.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #389 on: April 22, 2015, 10:51:13 PM »
any personal experience?  which one do you find the nicest?
I just got back from the Phoenician they upgraded me to a Phoenician suite, rooms were beautiful double balcony overlooking the resort center of the hotel right next door to the restaurant, great pools very pretty/scenic grounds to go strolling etc, would definitely go back
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