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Our FReeper Vacation in Arizona ~ May 4, 2008(Vanity)
http://www.azpatriot.com/Aztardvaca.htm ^ | 12-12-07 | NYTexan - Azamericonnie

Posted on 12/11/2007 10:26:47 PM PST by NYTexan

After the 3rd Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot we are headed to AZ
to meet up with more FReepers for a week long vacation starting May 4th 2008.

Come along and join us for a great time!

Our tentative itinerary



TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: az; fr; freepervaca; meetup; roadtrip; tardsrock; trip
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I started this thread so we could all share info on places to go and make plans as we get ready for the trip to AZ.
Also to post pics and share stories as we visit.

Any suggestions for places to visit are welcome.

(If anyone would like to be added or removed from the ping list, let me know)


1 posted on 12/11/2007 10:26:48 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: LUV W; laurenmarlowe; MS.BEHAVIN; mylife; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; SandRat; Randy Larsen

Ping!

Just so that we stay organized. ; >)


2 posted on 12/11/2007 10:31:28 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: All

This looks like it's gonna be a blast!

sedona offroad center


3 posted on 12/11/2007 10:39:38 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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I'm looking forward to this also!

VERDE CANYON RAILROAD


4 posted on 12/11/2007 10:48:03 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: NYTexan

Head southwest out of Tucson on Hgwy #86 to Three Points about 13 miles ). Go south at Three Points on Rt.# 286 to Sasabe.( on the border, 45 miles )
This is where the Gov’t is building the new border fence and Boeing’s ‘virtual fence”.
Any hitch hikers on Rt# 286 will be illegal aliens.
Call Border patrol. They will be there in less than 10 minutes.


5 posted on 12/11/2007 10:57:33 PM PST by Halcontent
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To: NYTexan

I would suggest taking highway 89A out of Prescott on the way to Sedona and stopping for a look around Jerome. It is an old mining town with a good museum. The roads are so winding that some houses have an upstairs access and a downstairs access on segments of the same road.

Rock Springs is about 25 minutes north of Phoenix on I-17. Some people swear by the biscuits and gravy. I like the barbeque pork. Don’t miss the pies. They have a Jack Daniel’s Pecan pie that is great. They also do meringue pies, but the pie lady used to just do the meringues on the weekend and they don’t keep. If you have a cooler, you can take a pie with you.

In Prescott there is a microbrewery directly across the street from the courthouse on the north side. All the food is good and the brews are unique. Try the “bangers and mash” with a good porter. If you have a cooler, you can take 1/2 kegs of beer with you.

Staying in Sedona can be kind of expensive. You might try some of the B&B’s on 89A going north out of town. You can find information on them from AAA and Google Earth. We are staying up there between Christmas and New Years. We found a B&B in town with rooms on the creek. Oak Creek Canyon is on 89A going north out of Sedona. Go at least as far as Slide Rock State Park. It is a very pretty canyon. There are trails up to the top if you feel like a stout hike.


6 posted on 12/11/2007 11:00:01 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: the_Watchman

BTW In May the AZ Diamondbacks will be holding court in their relatively new stadium. Come and see the only MLB stadium with a swimming pool at the outfield fence! :)


7 posted on 12/11/2007 11:04:53 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: the_Watchman

Thanks! We are staying in Sedona for a night, maybe two, Mostly in Scottsdale.

I’ll look into your suggestions.

Hope you have a great Christmas there. Please post some pics!


8 posted on 12/11/2007 11:07:34 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: NYTexan

While in Sedona, you might want to eat at Javelina Cantina or Joey Bistro. They also have a great helicopter tour there. Enjoy.


9 posted on 12/12/2007 2:51:52 AM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: the_Watchman

You gotta love the bikini babes in the field at the BOB!


10 posted on 12/12/2007 3:55:55 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NYTexan

Bookmark


11 posted on 12/12/2007 4:35:31 AM PST by gate2wire
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Only a slight change in the plan here - our railroad adventure will be on the Grand Canyon Railway. Reservations are already being accepted - I have about 10 of y'all so far!

 

12 posted on 12/12/2007 4:28:23 PM PST by HiJinx (~ Support our Troops ~ www.americasupportsyou.mil ~)
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To: the_Watchman

Great advice - check the link, Rock Springs Cafe is definitely on the itinerary, as are Prescott and Sedona. And of course, you can’t visit Arizona and not see the Grand Canyon.

Trouble is, there’s just way too much to see and do to try to get to it all in one week!


13 posted on 12/12/2007 4:30:46 PM PST by HiJinx (~ Support our Troops ~ www.americasupportsyou.mil ~)
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To: NYTexan
I suggest anyone interested in really good food should check out Shugrue's Hillside. (Mark Shugrue also owns the Javelina Cantina.)

IMHO, this is the best place to eat in Sedona. I always have good food and service there - and the view is outstanding.

Shugrue's Hillside

14 posted on 12/12/2007 4:48:33 PM PST by yorkie ( For God so loved the world........................ that He didn't send a committee.)
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To: HiJinx; LUV W

Yark! I forgot. Thanks Hijinx


15 posted on 12/12/2007 5:37:35 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: yorkie

Thanks Yorkie!

Food and view look great!


16 posted on 12/12/2007 5:40:04 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: HiJinx

I was looking at the GCR website, Has it been decided which class we are going yet?

I would like to show the missus what is going on.


17 posted on 12/12/2007 5:42:49 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I'M WITH FRED!)
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To: NYTexan
There are places where the locals never eat. (For good reason.) If anyone wants to know those places, FReepmail me.
18 posted on 12/12/2007 5:42:57 PM PST by yorkie ( For God so loved the world........................ that He didn't send a committee.)
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To: CalvaryJohn

Thanks! found one good link

http://www.gatewaytosedona.com/featureMain/client/JoeyBistroandSteakandSticks


19 posted on 12/12/2007 5:50:01 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: Randy Larsen

Club class. Some of the route is a bit boring, so having access to a wet bar will help!


20 posted on 12/12/2007 5:55:21 PM PST by HiJinx (~ Support our Troops ~ www.americasupportsyou.mil ~)
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To: HiJinx

Excellent Choice!

This is going to be a trip we will remember the rest of our lives!


21 posted on 12/12/2007 5:57:13 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I'M WITH FRED!)
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To: HiJinx

BTW, did you get my check?


22 posted on 12/12/2007 5:58:42 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I'M WITH FRED!)
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To: NYTexan

Hope you enjoy Sierra Vista when you come. We sure have for the last 15 years.


23 posted on 12/12/2007 5:59:36 PM PST by leftee
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To: leftee

We strive to have a blast wherever we go!

Click the keyword freepervaca to see our last outing.


24 posted on 12/12/2007 6:05:48 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: HiJinx

Outstanding! Can you post the link?


25 posted on 12/12/2007 6:07:07 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: NYTexan

http://www.thetrain.com/


26 posted on 12/12/2007 6:30:02 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I'M WITH FRED!)
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To: Randy Larsen

Thanks, This will be a great trip!


27 posted on 12/12/2007 6:42:29 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: NYTexan

I can hardly wait!


28 posted on 12/12/2007 6:44:01 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I'M WITH FRED!)
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To: Randy Larsen
You are not alone with that notion!
29 posted on 12/12/2007 6:53:43 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: Randy Larsen; LUV W
And shockingly, Luv has yet to stop by here with her anticipations.
30 posted on 12/12/2007 6:55:59 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: NYTexan

*Note to self*

Don’t try to out drink the females! Remember the last time you tried that?


31 posted on 12/12/2007 6:57:00 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I'M WITH FRED!)
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To: NYTexan

Oh, BB!

I never saw the ping...I am SO sorry!

((((LBH))))

I am anticipating EVERYTHING!! :D


32 posted on 12/12/2007 7:19:54 PM PST by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: NYTexan

You have put a lot of work on this thread and it’s a great
way to share the anticipation and the fun that we will have, then afterward, the fun we HAD.

Thank you for all your hard work, NYT! You are always right
there for us and we appreciate you!


33 posted on 12/12/2007 7:22:35 PM PST by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: LUV W

That’s ok LS, yer my favorite tard. That’s why I ping ya twice!

BBH


34 posted on 12/12/2007 7:23:21 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: HiJinx; NYTexan

I sooooo look forward to that train trip through the
grand canyon! :D

I look forward to all of this adventure!


35 posted on 12/12/2007 7:24:56 PM PST by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: NYTexan; HiJinx; MS.BEHAVIN; AZamericonnie; SandRat; laurenmarlowe; mylife; Randy Larsen; ...
Thank you, Sweetie! You are good to your L'il Sis!

(((LBH)))

I'm proud to be part of the....


36 posted on 12/12/2007 7:28:53 PM PST by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: LUV W; AZamericonnie; HiJinx
My work was minuscule compared to that of Connie & Jinxy. We have our hosts to thank for much of it!

I’ll just make sure sure we have a place to sleep and a ride to get from place to place.

37 posted on 12/12/2007 7:29:42 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: NYTexan; AZamericonnie; HiJinx
A BIG THANK YOU!

38 posted on 12/12/2007 7:33:16 PM PST by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: NYTexan

No matter what you say.....

....you are the glue that holds us together. So THERE!


39 posted on 12/12/2007 7:40:54 PM PST by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: LUV W
Just don’t call me Elmer!
40 posted on 12/12/2007 7:45:30 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: Randy Larsen

Awesome!


41 posted on 12/12/2007 7:46:27 PM PST by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: NYTexan

Promise! LOL!


42 posted on 12/12/2007 7:47:11 PM PST by LUV W (Friendship is neither a contest nor a race. What matters is the feeling involved. <3)
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To: NYTexan

Just a suggestion - but you all might want to take a look at Montezuma's Castle. It is really something you won't forget.

43 posted on 12/12/2007 7:51:48 PM PST by yorkie ( For God so loved the world........................ that He didn't send a committee.)
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To: HiJinx; NYTexan
our railroad adventure will be on the Grand Canyon Railway

Oh goodness....A vaca thread!:) I'll alter the railway info tomorrow so it will reflect the changes.

44 posted on 12/12/2007 7:52:37 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: NYTexan
And, while you are at Montezuma's Castle, it's not too far, to go down to Montezuma's Well. It is almost sur-real, and magical, in it's beauty.


45 posted on 12/12/2007 7:56:13 PM PST by yorkie ( For God so loved the world........................ that He didn't send a committee.)
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To: yorkie

Very cool pic! Near Sedona?


46 posted on 12/12/2007 7:56:26 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: yorkie

Very nice. Sort of looks like a skinny dipper lovers lane.. LOL


47 posted on 12/12/2007 7:59:21 PM PST by NYTexan (Have met more Freepers than I can count. I am blessed to call many of them friends)
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To: NYTexan; \/\/ayne

Wayne; any ideas for their Tucson leg?


48 posted on 12/12/2007 8:02:34 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: NYTexan
Not too far - maybe 35 - 40 minutes.

http://www.arizona-leisure.com/montezuma-castle-area-map.html


49 posted on 12/12/2007 8:03:20 PM PST by yorkie ( For God so loved the world........................ that He didn't send a committee.)
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To: Randy Larsen

Sure did...thank you so very much.


50 posted on 12/12/2007 8:04:23 PM PST by HiJinx (~ Support our Troops ~ www.americasupportsyou.mil ~)
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