Travel Blogs from Scottsdale
Staying in north scottsdale for our last 2 nights. Weather still not great but it isn't raining anymore but very cloudy and chilly! Stopped at a mall and felt very out of place...lifestyles of the rich and famous! There was valet parking at the mall...needless to say we didn't buy anything just looked around and had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory …
How fortunate to be able to start my sabbatical with my sister and end (almost) with my brother. Last night after Kris saved us from those wild Shriners, we had a spectacular steak dinner. We sat and enjoyed, Paul, June and the 4 Mesa's all night long. They spoiled us with the use of plates and silverware and doing the driving. Saturday we woke up …
... guys proudly showing off their cars, many with the bonnets up and sparkly steam cleaned engines on display.
There were some real oldies there too, from 1937 or so, many of the cars there renovated within an inch of their lives. Too sparkly and new looking for my taste, as I prefer a more 'original' look.
But loads to look at, and good fun.
An added attraction was the rock and roll music blaring out over the whole car parking area, I gather this ...
... our vaccinations and doing the research.
Next step is picking up visas for Thailand and China. We plan to do that the consulate of each in Los Angeles. We do not want to mail out passports and recognize there is only a 90 day window from the time we apply for a visa and use it.
Visas for Cambodia and Australia can be accomplished on-line.
... drive to the trailhead.
The Homestead is a series of limestone cliffs that line a wash (land habitually eroded by dessert floods) in a remote canyon way east of Phoenix, practically equidistant from Phoenix and Tuscon. A group of dedicated local climbers have made this area their project for many seasons; they have opened up hundreds of routes and many ...
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