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Tagged With: Phoenix

Heading Out West in 2014

It's been nine months since we've traveled out West. Last May we went out to Phoenix, San Diego, and the Sacramento area. We were able to visit lots of friends and family. We've been feeling the itch to travel some again and see our very good friends in Phoenix and my married daughter in Sacramento. … Continue reading »

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Two Birds - One Stone

Yesterday we had a two-for-one experience. Since our good friend Rod lives about an hour from the friends we are staying with in Phoenix and Joel's Uncle Bill and his wife live about an hour in the opposite direction, they all met us partway at an Applebee's to visit. So we were able to visit … Continue reading »

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Air Conditioning Goes Out in the Van in Arizona!

So we're here visiting our friends Terry & Virgie in Phoenix, Arizona and it's been 100 degrees out! And the air conditioning in our van goes out yesterday. We don't do heat so there's no way we're finishing this trip without air conditioning. Fortunately, Terry & Virgie know a good local mechanic who can fix … Continue reading »

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Training for the Pools in Phoenix and California

We plan to do lots of swimming in pools during our month-long trip coming up. Pools in Phoenix when we stay with friends. A pool at a hotel in San Diego. Pam & Phil's pool in Roseville in Northern California. We're leaving snow to go to these places that are at or nearly at 100 … Continue reading »

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Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix Arizona

Last Saturday we took Fiona to visit the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix Arizona. We found a coupon online for $2 off each adult admission. Once we got there we found out that for an additional $3.50 each we could also go into the seasonal butterfly exhibit.

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Hole in the Rock at Papago Park in Phoenix Arizona

Today our hosts, Terry and Virgie Wilson, took us to see the Hole in the Rock at Papago Park in Phoenix Arizona. Since Fiona is home schooled, it was a field trip for her as well. We had a lot of fun climbing up to the hole in the rock and back down. After we … Continue reading »

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Fun in Phoenix

We had a great stay with the Wilson's in Phoenix over the weekend. Joel was able to play music Sunday evening with Terry and his friends. Fiona helped Terry's wife make cookies for the road on Monday. When we left early Monday morning we saw a beautiful sunrise. At a rest area, we found a … Continue reading »

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Montreal 2nd Leg: Phoenix to Albuquerque

Tonight is our first couch surfing experience. Hoping it works out to drop in on a total stranger with all our stuff and not totally freak out on both sides. One of the many funny things: driving south through California's central valley, it was brown and dead. On one side of the freeway, dead brown … Continue reading »

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Montreal 1st Leg: Phoenix

Day off from traveling. Yes, already. Reviewing yesterday: actually left at 8am after 4 hours of packing and visiting with the folks we were house sitting for. Sue drove the grapevine, I drove Pasadena and all the way to Phoenix. Arrived at 11:00pm just as Terry got home from work. We forgot to account for … Continue reading »

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Montreal 1st Leg: Roseville to Phoenix

Official time out: 7:30am PST, only 30 minutes later than planned. Good thing we woke up two hours early. About a 13-hour drive. It almost fit. We're leaving (besides what's already in storage) four small boxes and two folding tables. If we weren't taking an extra bass guitar and a microwave for friends we're staying … Continue reading »

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