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    Going to Scottsdale the end of next month for business. We will be there for six days and plan on going to the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Any other recommendations?

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      #3
      While you're in Scottsdale, you might like to tour Frank Lloyd Wright's former home and studio, Taliesin West. It's gorgeous, and still used for architectural workshops and fellowships.
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        #4
        If you haven't been to the desert much and appreciate learning about plant life and more a visit to the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens is great! It covers a lot of ground with paved trails, packed dirt trails and most trails are easy grades. It is a neighbor to the Dale so a quick drive.
        https://www.dbg.org/

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          #5
          Taliesin West definitely but I did it when AB, it is terraced and not that accessible, check out the website first. You might find Sedona is similar, I never used to consider disabled access and can't recall what it was like. Scottsdale is a good place to be based, good restaurants and nightlife.

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            #6
            Sedona was where I was gonna retire love that place

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              #7
              Originally posted by mrb View Post
              Taliesin West definitely but I did it when AB, it is terraced and not that accessible, check out the website first.
              It is terraced, but they've added ramps all over the property. The Taliesin West website features a great 3D tour that allows you to see all of it, orienting and moving through space with your mouse, just like on Google maps.

              One thing I noticed on the virtual tour was that a lot of the concrete is crumbling and there's gravel in some of the parking lots - so even though ramps technically make the property accessible, it looks like it would still be a challenge to negotiate in some areas.

              Here's a link to the tour: https://franklloydwright.org/3dlab/
              MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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                #8
                Scottsdale in late May is going to be pretty warm, expect mid 90s during the day and 70s at night. Generally, it is our rule not to visit the valley between April and October, but this year we are attending a wake in late April and we are concerned it will be a warm April this year. My sister lives in Mesa and she says it started heating up way too early.

                It's usually nice at the Grand Canyon in May, high 70s during the day and mid 30s at night.

                In Sedona, expect mid 80s during the day and low 60s at night.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by johnc1 View Post
                  Going to Scottsdale the end of next month for business. We will be there for six days and plan on going to the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Any other recommendations?
                  Local here I think Grand Canyon is over rated and not that accessible and its an all day trip back and forth from Scottsdale.

                  Sedona is only 2 hours a way nice day trip.

                  Check out Chapel in the Rocks.

                  https://chapeloftheholycross.com/

                  Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
                  https://www.tlaq.com/


                  Keeping in your area MIM is cool they also have live music and places to eat in the area.

                  https://mim.org/

                  http://shopdesertridge.com/

                  http://www.highstreetaz.com/events/

                  Old Town Scottsdale has a lot of shops, bars and good places to eat.

                  http://oldtownscottsdaleaz.com/?gcli...RoCSkEQAvD_BwE

                  If your a sports person you can catch a baseball game cheap and see our stadium with a Jacuzzi!

                  Downtown by the stadium also good places to eat and drink before a game or after.

                  https://www.mlb.com/dbacks/schedule/2019-04

                  http://dtphx.org/calendar/

                  If you in town on the 1st Friday of the month 1st Friday art walk is great with vendors set up all over for things to buy, eat and drink

                  https://artlinkphx.org/first-fridays/


                  If your a car person Scottsdale has a cool museum in automall row

                  Team Penske

                  https://www.teampenske.com/about/ind..._Racing_Museum

                  https://www.experiencescottsdale.com...ilions/361000/


                  Scottsdale Quarter is a great outdoor mall for shopping, restaurants and bars nice to walk around in the evening and across the street is another outdoor mall Kierland Commons

                  https://scottsdalequarter.com/

                  https://www.kierlandcommons.com/Dire...ter=food-drink

                  Electric Desert is amazing its lights and music synced lighting up the desert!!

                  https://www.dbg.org/exhibits/electric-desert/2019-05-12/


                  Message me if you need any help, direction or advice.

                  All of the locations are very accessible and open and positive experience for our community!

                  Have fun and dress light its already going to be 95-98 next week!
                  Last edited by RollinPositive; 5 Apr 2019, 7:04 PM.

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                    #10
                    Thanks for the great suggestions!!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by RollPositive View Post
                      Local here I think Grand Canyon is over rated and not that accessible and its an all day trip back and forth from Scottsdale.
                      NL was born and raised in Phoenix and I lived there from age 12 to 24. As locals you can become a bit jaded about one of the seven wonders of the natural world. What is the saying, something like...familiarity breeds contempt.

                      When we were teens, we would leave early on a winter Saturday morning, drive to the Grand Canyon, play in the snow for a few hours, and drive home in the same day. That kind of access can make you dismissive of the wonder and grandeur of the Grand Canyon.

                      We haven't been to the Grand Canyon in decades or even since I've been injured, but it is a national park and they usually do the very best given the topography to make the park, vista points etc. accessible. "South of the windy," I assume is south of Chicago. If you have never been to Arizona, I would encourage you to take the trek to the Grand Canyon. You can go straight to the Canyon from the Valley in 4-5 hours given traffic, see what you can see after you get there (a great sunset), spend the night inside or outside of the park gates, see a little more in the morning, then drive back down via Sedona, see what you can see in the afternoon (a great sunset), get up early (and see a great sunrise), see a little more in the area and drive back down to the valley to stay longer in Scottsdale or catch your plane. If you can and want to stay a little longer in either Sedona or Grand Canyon, I would encourage you to do so. After all, auto museums and other touristy stuff can be done just about any where. But, you can't see the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon and the natural beauty of Sedona just anywhere.

                      Have a good trip!
                      Last edited by gjnl; 10 Apr 2019, 12:40 AM.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                        NL was born and raised in Phoenix and I lived there from age 12 to 24. As locals you can become a bit jaded about one of the seven wonders of the natural world. What is the saying, something like...familiarity breeds contempt.

                        When we were teens, we would leave early on a winter Saturday morning, drive to the Grand Canyon, play in the snow for a few hours, and drive home in the same day. That kind of access can make you dismissive of the wonder and grandeur of the Grand Canyon.

                        We haven't been to the Grand Canyon in decades or even since I've been injured, but it is a national park and they usually do the very best given the topography to make the park, vista points etc. accessible. "South of the windy," I assume is south of Chicago. If you have never been to Arizona, I would encourage you to take the trek to the Grand Canyon. You can go straight to the Canyon from the Vally in 4-5 hours given traffic, see what you can see after you get there (a great sunset), spend the night inside or outside of the park gates, see a little more in the morning, then drive back down via Sedona, see what you can see in the afternoon (a great sunset), get up early (and see a great sunrise), see a little more in the area and drive back down to the valley to stay longer in Scottsdale or catch your plane. If you can and want to stay a little longer in either Sedona or Grand Canyon, I would encourage you to do so. After all, auto museums and other touristy stuff can be done just about any where. But, you can't see the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon and the natural beauty of Sedona just anywhere.

                        Have a good trip!
                        Wonderful post, GJ! I will never forget my trip to the north rim of the Grand Canyon when I was an AB 20-something. I remember sitting on a rock, watching the sun come up and sharing the space with a probably poisonous but incredibly beautiful, multicolored striped centipede. What a glorious sight the Grand Canyon is, not to be missed if you're in the neighborhood!
                        MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Bonnette View Post
                          Wonderful post, GJ! I will never forget my trip to the north rim of the Grand Canyon when I was an AB 20-something. I remember sitting on a rock, watching the sun come up and sharing the space with a probably poisonous but incredibly beautiful, multicolored striped centipede. What a glorious sight the Grand Canyon is, not to be missed if you're in the neighborhood!
                          Hey "Bonnette," not many people get to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. That is an all together different perspective on the magnificence of the Canyon. NL and I did the North Rim only once in all the years we lived in Arizona. Our stay was before I was injured and we stayed in a very rustic, small cabin...not much room, not much heat, but it is a magical moment in our memory.

                          Glad you had the chance to have that experience.

                          Best,
                          GJ

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by gjnl View Post
                            Hey "Bonnette," not many people get to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. That is an all together different perspective on the magnificence of the Canyon. NL and I did the North Rim only once in all the years we lived in Arizona. Our stay was before I was injured and we stayed in a very rustic, small cabin...not much room, not much heat, but it is a magical moment in our memory.

                            Glad you had the chance to have that experience.

                            Best,
                            GJ
                            Oooh, a rustic cabin on the north rim! I so understand how that was a magical experience for you and NL. Such memories hold the sparkle, keep us going.
                            MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Bonnette View Post
                              Oooh, a rustic cabin on the north rim! I so understand how that was a magical experience for you and NL. Such memories hold the sparkle, keep us going.
                              And now my lovely bride and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in May. Things are definitely not as easy and care free as they once were, but somehow, we have managed to keep on keepin' on.

                              Just to let you know, NL and I think you are a wonderful spirit. I'm a bit testy (did I say a bit...), NL is tough as nails and a force with which to be dealt, but you are just a lovely lady who always sees the best in everyone. Every once in a while, you just have to call out special people in real life or cyber life.

                              Cheers,
                              GJ and NL
                              Last edited by gjnl; 10 Apr 2019, 10:37 AM.

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