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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #435 on: December 25, 2015, 10:48:27 AM »
I've stayed there and the villas are also nice because they have kitchenettes to help store and heat food.  My sons tried out the Waverider surfing machine at the main pool and had fun...Also Fresh Mint restaurant will deliver there and you can eat by the pool!
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #436 on: January 09, 2016, 11:09:35 PM »
Hi,

What are the best food places in Phoenix/Scottsdale? 

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #437 on: January 09, 2016, 11:25:31 PM »
Hi,

What are the best food places in Phoenix/Scottsdale?

We really enjoyed this restaurant in Scottsdale:

http://www.thekitchen18.com/
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #438 on: January 10, 2016, 03:21:44 PM »
Okay, leaving in a couple of weeks mid winter, arriving Wednesday evening returning Tuesday, Scottsdale. Besides Sedonna, which we plan on doing the jeep ride, any other recommendations for a couple with no children? Also, any updates on food besides kitchen 18 and segals? Milchig? Shabbos food for our villa? (We feel the 2 hr trip to Sedonna is enough, we've done the canyon before so don't plan on that this time). Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #439 on: January 10, 2016, 04:22:28 PM »
Okay, leaving in a couple of weeks mid winter, arriving Wednesday evening returning Tuesday, Scottsdale. Besides Sedonna, which we plan on doing the jeep ride, any other recommendations for a couple with no children? Also, any updates on food besides kitchen 18 and segals? Milchig? Shabbos food for our villa? (We feel the 2 hr trip to Sedonna is enough, we've done the canyon before so don't plan on that this time). Any ideas would be appreciated.

There are many options in Arizona but it depends on how far you are willing to drive around.  This past summer we went to Sedona, Grand Canyon, Wupatki National Monument, Sunset Crater National Monument and  Petrified Forest National Park.  Last year we stopped by Meteor Crater.  Do a search for national monuments/parks in Arizona and you will find plenty of stuff to do.
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« Reply #440 on: January 10, 2016, 09:11:11 PM »
There are many options in Arizona but it depends on how far you are willing to drive around.  This past summer we went to Sedona, Grand Canyon, Wupatki National Monument, Sunset Crater National Monument and  Petrified Forest National Park.  Last year we stopped by Meteor Crater.  Do a search for national monuments/parks in Arizona and you will find plenty of stuff to do.
I think we made a big mistake. We just checked the weather the week we're going and it's pretty bad, especially Sedona. The tickets cost us 250 and the fee to change it is 200! Mistake not checking the weather.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #441 on: January 10, 2016, 09:24:08 PM »
I think we made a big mistake. We just checked the weather the week we're going and it's pretty bad, especially Sedona. The tickets cost us 250 and the fee to change it is 200! Mistake not checking the weather.

Arizona is a big state.  If the weather isn't to your liking in one area just drive over to another.  Also, if there are storms by the Grand Canyon, it may make for some dramatic photographs.  I was able to get some really nice photos of the Grand Canyon due to storms.  Here is a link to my trip report:

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #442 on: January 10, 2016, 09:36:38 PM »
I think we made a big mistake. We just checked the weather the week we're going and it's pretty bad, especially Sedona. The tickets cost us 250 and the fee to change it is 200! Mistake not checking the weather.

Stay in Phoenix and hike. Superstitions for example. Just google Peralta Trail under Google Images.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #443 on: January 10, 2016, 11:12:11 PM »
Thank you both. I'll look for some not too difficult trails. I don't think we want to drive 4 hrs each way to the canyon. We were thinking Sedona but it's going to be in the 40's! At least it says 60's for Scottsdale, but rain! Oh well. I sent an email to AA to see if they'll have some rachmonus (maybe Lifetime Gold is worth a little something???), but I doubt it. Thanks again. Any more ideas about what to do arounf the Scottsdale area would be appreciated (1/27-2/2). I'm starting to think of possibly losing the $400?? At least I can get the mileage back from the Kierland Villas.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #444 on: January 10, 2016, 11:15:58 PM »
Thank you both. I'll look for some not too difficult trails. I don't think we want to drive 4 hrs each way to the canyon. We were thinking Sedona but it's going to be in the 40's! At least it says 60's for Scottsdale, but rain! Oh well. I sent an email to AA to see if they'll have some rachmonus (maybe Lifetime Gold is worth a little something???), but I doubt it. Thanks again. Any more ideas about what to do arounf the Scottsdale area would be appreciated (1/27-2/2). I'm starting to think of possibly losing the $400?? At least I can get the mileage back from the Kierland Villas.

Don't cancel a trip because a weather report two weeks out!  IF it looks bad a day before then maybe cancel but I go there almost every winter and have never had a consecutive week of rain so even if it does look a little bad I'd still chance it because they have such little total rain there.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #445 on: January 10, 2016, 11:28:55 PM »
Don't cancel a trip because a weather report two weeks out!  IF it looks bad a day before then maybe cancel but I go there almost every winter and have never had a consecutive week of rain so even if it does look a little bad I'd still chance it because they have such little total rain there.
So if you're there every winter what do you recommend we do while we're there (Scottsdale)? Last time we did the Sedona jeep but isn't the 40's too cold for that? Maybe you have ideas since you're there so often at this time. Appreciate it. Oh, and we're not youngsters so not interested in amusement park type activities. The jeep was great. We did Segways last time there (number of years ago). TIA.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #446 on: January 10, 2016, 11:40:36 PM »
So if you're there every winter what do you recommend we do while we're there (Scottsdale)? Last time we did the Sedona jeep but isn't the 40's too cold for that? Maybe you have ideas since you're there so often at this time. Appreciate it. Oh, and we're not youngsters so not interested in amusement park type activities. The jeep was great. We did Segways last time there (number of years ago). TIA.

I'm different in that we do have young kids plus I'm one of those rare DDFers that doesn't like a "busy" vacation and since Denver has exactly two kosher restaurants, this is what we do: take a super cheap short flight and then basically just sit at the pool and enjoy the warm weather and all the good kosher restaurants.  La Bella Pizza and Mexican food is awesome (it's near Segal's).  I wasn't interested but other family members did a hot air balloon ride and said it was awesome.  Sorry this probably wasn't so helpful! ;)

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« Reply #447 on: January 10, 2016, 11:42:31 PM »
I'm different in that we do have young kids plus I'm one of those rare DDFers that doesn't like a "busy" vacation and since Denver has exactly two kosher restaurants, this is what we do: take a super cheap short flight and then basically just sit at the pool and enjoy the warm weather and all the good kosher restaurants.  La Bella Pizza and Mexican food is awesome (it's near Segal's).  I wasn't interested but other family members did a hot air balloon ride and said it was awesome.  Sorry this probably wasn't so helpful! ;)
I appreciate it. Thanks.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #448 on: January 11, 2016, 10:14:09 AM »
Thank you both. I'll look for some not too difficult trails. I don't think we want to drive 4 hrs each way to the canyon. We were thinking Sedona but it's going to be in the 40's! At least it says 60's for Scottsdale, but rain! Oh well. I sent an email to AA to see if they'll have some rachmonus (maybe Lifetime Gold is worth a little something???), but I doubt it. Thanks again. Any more ideas about what to do arounf the Scottsdale area would be appreciated (1/27-2/2). I'm starting to think of possibly losing the $400?? At least I can get the mileage back from the Kierland Villas.
The longest it rains is usually 2 days and not 24/7.
Depending on what you like, there are museums, hiking trails, golf courses, driving ranges, casinos, shopping, etc.
Sedona weather is definitely brisk, bring a jacket, go between 12-3, and you'll be fine.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #449 on: January 11, 2016, 02:08:41 PM »
The longest it rains is usually 2 days and not 24/7.
Depending on what you like, there are museums, hiking trails, golf courses, driving ranges, casinos, shopping, etc.
Sedona weather is definitely brisk, bring a jacket, go between 12-3, and you'll be fine.
Great. Thanks. You folks are making us feel better about this trip.
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