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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #555 on: August 12, 2016, 01:42:32 PM »
Is the pink jeep tour really worth $100 per person?

In my opinion - a resounding yes.  We did it and the kids had a blast.  They drive you up a trail which seems just about impossible to drive on to a beautiful overlook with ancient trees. 
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #556 on: August 12, 2016, 01:43:04 PM »
Is the pink jeep tour really worth $100 per person?
That's what I was gonna ask as well.
Honestly, even the ice field glacier in Jasper is cheaper than that.
Not a chance I'd pay this much.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #557 on: August 12, 2016, 01:45:13 PM »
In my opinion - a resounding yes.  We did it and the kids had a blast.  They drive you up a trail which seems just about impossible to drive on to a beautiful overlook with ancient trees.
That would come out to more money than it cost for me to rent the RV!
Ridiculous IMHO. Glad you enjoyed!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #558 on: August 12, 2016, 01:47:11 PM »
Funny story - on our Pink Jeep tour we ended up sharing the Jeep with a frum mother and daughter from Brooklyn - and they knew DW's family.  Small world.

As for the cost, I know they offer some discounts but I'm not exactly sure where to find.  The way I got a discount was simply by asking if they offered anything.  The counterperson said something like I'm not really supposed to offer this but he then proceeded to give us a discount off the listed price.  We didn't book in advance and just walked up.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #559 on: August 12, 2016, 02:26:10 PM »
Horseshoe Canyon is a mile or two hike from the parking area and in the summer heat you may not want to do it.
It's 1.25 miles RT, supposedly easy hike. So we'll see how hot it is.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #560 on: August 12, 2016, 02:28:51 PM »
It's 1.25 miles RT, supposedly easy hike. So we'll see how hot it is.

The length of the hike is not what matters - what matters is that it was over 100 degrees when we were there. 
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #561 on: August 12, 2016, 02:55:25 PM »
Monday- GC-desert view watchtower and Shoshone point.
Why did you choose these two viewpoints in particular?

Tuesday- lake powell
What do you plan on doing there?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #562 on: August 12, 2016, 08:22:45 PM »
The length of the hike is not what matters - what matters is that it was over 100 degrees when we were there.

+1.  I got a headache just walking from our car to our hotel room from the heat.  And remember that if your car isn't in a shaded spot, the seats and steering wheel can burn you when you get back in!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #563 on: August 22, 2016, 09:11:17 PM »
Planning to spend a week over Chanukah in Scottsdale. Renting a villa near R' Shoshan's shul with a heated pool. That will give us plenty of activity. Trying to fill up the rest of our time.

Out of Africa looks cool.
I'd like to spend a day in Sedona. Bell rock hike. Airport Mesa overlook for sunset. I'd like to go Jeeping with pink Jeep tours. They only allow 18+ months. I'll be traveling with a15 month old. Does anyone know of a company that will take us?
I'd appreciate suggestions of other activities.
Traveling with aforementioned 1 YO and 5 and 7 YOs
Thanks!
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #564 on: August 22, 2016, 10:19:29 PM »
Eh - 15 mo old or 18 mo - do you really think they will know the difference?  We did the broken arrow trail with Pink Jeep tours and it was awesome.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #565 on: August 22, 2016, 11:16:31 PM »
Eh - 15 mo old or 18 mo - do you really think they will know the difference?  We did the broken arrow trail with Pink Jeep tours and it was awesome.
I hear. My main concern is around chinuch of lying in front of my other children
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #566 on: August 22, 2016, 11:30:03 PM »
I hear. My main concern is around chinuch of lying in front of my other children
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #567 on: August 23, 2016, 10:41:33 PM »
Planning to spend a week over Chanukah in Scottsdale. Renting a villa near R' Shoshan's shul with a heated pool. That will give us plenty of activity. Trying to fill up the rest of our time.

Out of Africa looks cool.
I'd like to spend a day in Sedona. Bell rock hike. Airport Mesa overlook for sunset. I'd like to go Jeeping with pink Jeep tours. They only allow 18+ months. I'll be traveling with a15 month old. Does anyone know of a company that will take us?
I'd appreciate suggestions of other activities.
Traveling with aforementioned 1 YO and 5 and 7 YOs
Thanks!
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #568 on: August 24, 2016, 02:18:53 AM »
Grand Canyon?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #569 on: August 24, 2016, 10:18:59 AM »
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Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale
I think the grand canyon is going to be a long day trip from Scottsdale - even Sedona, given the age of your kids is a long day trip.