Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
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We finally made it into Phoenix (Scottsdale). Checked in at our favorite hotel there: Hilton at Tapatio Cliffs. We like it because it doesn't look anything like the desert; it's very lush and green. They have nice pools with a waterslide and fun happy hour times in the evenings (free drinks!). It's not that expensive in the heat of summer.
... of our
car and they left their email address tucked under the wipers! Turns out that
he is a Professor of Mathematics and she runs a photographic business, so the
photos should be good! Anyway, really peaceful at the top. No-one else around.
So we sat and enjoyed the glorious views for a while, before retracing our
steps. So we feel good because we’ve braved this heat!! 104 back at the car.
Commenced our ...
... mountain Park. As we climbed steadily from the parking area we watched the parade of jets float lazily down to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Then as we reached the summit we dropped slightly down into the central valley plateau and lost sight of the urban bustle of Tempe and Pheonix around us. About 1.5 miles from the trailhead, we came to the signed junction to Hidden Valley. Almost ...
Last few nights have followed exhausting, long days so finally got a few minutes to bring a waiting world up to date on our fascinating forays.
Our trip to Four Corners went pretty much as we expected. A 40-mile diversion from our direct route to Shiprock, the Corners have been turned into a tourist trap, run by the Navajo tribe. It costs $3 to go stand on the Corners marker, where your companion takes a photo of you in a silly pose (attached photo will illustrate). The Corners ...
... essential - it helps you figure out what is going to fit in your bag and what you can and cannot live without.