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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #390 on: April 23, 2015, 08:11:13 AM »
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
What did you do to get the upgrade?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #391 on: April 23, 2015, 11:37:12 AM »
What did you do to get the upgrade?
gold status/honeymoon, called the hotel in advance to request an upgrade
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #392 on: April 23, 2015, 12:47:20 PM »
gold status/honeymoon, called the hotel in advance to request an upgrade
Isn't gold status what everyone gets with SPG card?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #393 on: April 23, 2015, 12:49:45 PM »
Isn't gold status what everyone gets with SPG card?

After spending $30k in a year, you get Gold for next year.  Or it comes included with the Amex Platinum.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #394 on: April 28, 2015, 05:35:30 PM »
was no one able to figure out the minyan situation on this trip? i really would love to go in May or early june with hubby and baby, but that might be breaker for us :( i see the yeshiva has all minyanim, but wont work for mincha as thats in middle of the day. any suggestions?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #395 on: April 28, 2015, 05:42:37 PM »
was no one able to figure out the minyan situation on this trip? i really would love to go in May or early june with hubby and baby, but that might be breaker for us :( i see the yeshiva has all minyanim, but wont work for mincha as thats in middle of the day. any suggestions?

http://www.ahavastorah.org/davening-schedule.html

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #396 on: April 28, 2015, 06:14:35 PM »
http://www.ahavastorah.org/davening-schedule.html

yes that is where i saw their schedule, but if your going to the grand canyon it seems to me you cant make it back in time for mincha at 1:30, so my question still stands. any shuls that have mincha right before maariv?

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« Reply #397 on: April 28, 2015, 06:19:15 PM »
yes that is where i saw their schedule, but if your going to the grand canyon it seems to me you cant make it back in time for mincha at 1:30, so my question still stands. any shuls that have mincha right before maariv?
There are a bunch of minyanim in the Phoenix area, though I don't remember details. Are you referring to a regular weekday?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #398 on: April 28, 2015, 06:20:15 PM »
yes that is where i saw their schedule, but if your going to the grand canyon it seems to me you cant make it back in time for mincha at 1:30, so my question still stands. any shuls that have mincha right before maariv?

From the link I posted:

Mincha/Maariv
 
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            20 minutes before Shkia/Sunse

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #399 on: April 28, 2015, 07:21:27 PM »
thanks alpicone, dont know how i didnt see that!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #400 on: April 30, 2015, 01:20:25 PM »
There are a bunch of minyanim in the Phoenix area, though I don't remember details. Are you referring to a regular weekday?
there are some shuls in phoenix
when i went to the GC, i literally made it back to mincha in phoenix right on time for mincha
and that was in january so mincha was early

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #401 on: May 03, 2015, 02:47:07 PM »
thanks alpicone, dont know how i didnt see that!
chabad of Phoenix also has mincha before shkia
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #402 on: June 07, 2015, 07:50:56 PM »
Anyone here been to the upper antelope canyon or the lower antelope canyon? What are the differences? Are there better and worse tour guides or are they all the same?

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« Reply #403 on: June 07, 2015, 07:52:39 PM »
Anyone here been to the upper antelope canyon or the lower antelope canyon? What are the differences? Are there better and worse tour guides or are they all the same?
Never there but heard lots from others. One of them is nicer and [therefore] more crowded (I believe the upper). As for tour guides TripAdvisor is the way to go.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #404 on: June 21, 2015, 06:02:13 PM »
Anyone know of a shacharis minyan later than 630am near phoenix or Scottsdale?