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.
Our last day....another chilled out one.
We swam first thing, played some games and had bagels for lunch. In the afternoon we visited the Pueblo Grande Museum & archaeological park in Phoenix. It shows the history of the Hohokam people and an outdoor trail reveals remains of the village from 1450.
It was a very hot day so we headed back to cool off in the pool. A little later we walked to Dukes Bar for dinner; salad, wings and ...
... and heels-dressier than I usually do, but I liked it. Down to the lobby to wait for the shuttle to deliver us-there were 5 using the service. Out the freeway where I had been yesterday, but not as far. Off onto a narrow dirt road up into the rock where a delightful set for a wedding was found! The wedding had been earlier in the day for the immediate family and this was the reception. Charli and Stefhan were having pictures taken as we arrived and they nodded ...
... the flat bit gave way to a very climby bit and
we could see someone ‘up there’. We waited till he came down and on his advice
of a worthwhile view from the top we made our way scrabbling to the top,
passing his wife on her way down. They waited to watch us climb and she took
photos of us on the climb and at the top. John asked her to send us the pics!
So with a bit of shouting from the top we gave them a ...
... 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 ...
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