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    #16
    we had to go to north rim as we had our horses with up that was super cool back in th early 70

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      #17
      Oh my goodness, GJ and NL, what a kind thing for you to say! I'm honored by your words, and may I say that I admire the two of you to the nth degree. You're steady and strong and straightforward, and give wise counsel.

      Here is a cybertoast in celebration of your 50-year wedding anniversary next month! It will be 38 years for me and my husband in June. How true, life is not as smooth as before, but to keep on keepin' on is a wonderful thing.
      MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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        #18
        Thank you GJ and Bonnette. That's exactly what we're planning to do!

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          #19
          Originally posted by johnc1 View Post
          Thank you GJ and Bonnette. That's exactly what we're planning to do!
          Oh, how fun that will be! Have a great trip.
          MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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            #20
            Originally posted by johnc1 View Post
            Thank you GJ and Bonnette. That's exactly what we're planning to do!
            I don't know how much time you have to spend, one attraction at the Grand Canyon that we've never seen is the Grand Canyon SkyWalk. It is about a 4 hour drive from Grand Canyon Village, and so adds another day to the trip...but WOW (if you don't suffer from acrophobia and/or vertig)o.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=vSrqMK4kVRA
            Last edited by gjnl; 11 Apr 2019, 2:20 PM.

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              #21
              Growing up in Southern Utah I went to the North Rim several times with the Boy Scouts. Fast forward 50 years and one SCI along with moving back to Saint George Utah as a snowbird. I just came back from my latest trip to the North Rim https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toroweap_Overlook. Talk about a different point of view of the North Rim. The Toroweap Overlook is the deepest part of the Grand Canyon and the trip was well worth the 68 miles of dirt roads and rocky trails. Was just what the doctor ordered so to speak before I return back to North Dakota for the summer and fall

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                #22
                check out ability 360 you will be impressed. Arizona is lucky to have a state of the art sport centers for the disabled. Check it out three swimming pools alls with lifts. Gyms for all types of disabled sports. One of the biggest most modern independent livign centers in the nation. https://ability360.org/sports/

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by nmireles View Post
                  check out ability 360 you will be impressed. Arizona is lucky to have a state of the art sport centers for the disabled. Check it out three swimming pools alls with lifts. Gyms for all types of disabled sports. One of the biggest most modern independent livign centers in the nation. https://ability360.org/sports/

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by nmireles View Post
                    check out ability 360 you will be impressed. Arizona is lucky to have a state of the art sport centers for the disabled. Check it out three swimming pools alls with lifts. Gyms for all types of disabled sports. One of the biggest most modern independent livign centers in the nation. https://ability360.org/sports/
                    While it is admirable that this facility exists and is an asset for those of you who live in the greater valley area, if you have only a few days to visit Arizona as a tourist, I don't think you would be inclined to take your precious vacation time to visit this facility. Tourists, with or without a disability want to see the high points of interest that the area has to offer. Grand Canyon...a sports center? Sedona...a sports center? A desert museum...a sports center?

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                      While it is admirable that this facility exists and is an asset for those of you who live in the greater valley area, if you have only a few days to visit Arizona as a tourist, I don't think you would be inclined to take your precious vacation time to visit this facility. Tourists, with or without a disability want to see the high points of interest that the area has to offer. Grand Canyon...a sports center? Sedona...a sports center? A desert museum...a sports center?
                      Interesting view point but I have lots of friends that while on vacation work out...why should our community be any different.

                      Work out, swim with lifts in all three pools, yoga, running track, you name it.

                      As a our family vacations ever other month and a lot of business traveling I can tell you there is nothing less relaxing the running endlessly from one tourist trap to another.


                      Driving, crowds, over priced places to eat etc.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by RollPositive View Post
                        Interesting view point but I have lots of friends that while on vacation work out...why should our community be any different.

                        Work out, swim with lifts in all three pools, yoga, running track, you name it.

                        As a our family vacations ever other month and a lot of business traveling I can tell you there is nothing less relaxing the running endlessly from one tourist trap to another.

                        Driving, crowds, over priced places to eat etc.
                        The Ability 360 gym is 7 miles south and west of Camelback and Scottsdale Road, which is pretty centrally located in Scottsdale. I don't know where in Scottsdale the original poster is staying, but weekday traffic along that route can be a nightmare, which can drag a 30 minute workout session into an hour and a half + round trip trek. Business trips that I have been on don't have that kind of time built in for me to spend that kind of time to work out. That said the drive through the Papago Park buttes is an interesting site to see.

                        If you read closely, the original poster is going to be in Scottsdale for business, will be in Arizona for 6 days, and plans a trip to the Grand Canyon and Sedona. That is going to be a jammed packed 6 days.

                        Talk about crowds and over priced places to eat, Old Scottsdale would top my list to avoid.

                        I don't consider the drive from Phoenix to Sedona and the Grand Canyon "running endlessly from one tourist trap to another," but it is all about the perspective of the individual traveler.
                        Last edited by gjnl; 14 Apr 2019, 10:10 PM.

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                          #27
                          The trip to Scottsdale AZ was great. We drove from N Scottsdale (Carefree AZ) to Sedona and stayed overnight. Did the touristy things for a day and a half and took off for the Grand Canyon. Stayed overnight, spent part of the next day there and drove back to Carefree around noon. We didn't get to everything on our list but, loved what we were able to do...we are already planning to go back next May. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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                            #28
                            So glad you had a great trip!
                            MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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