Posts Tagged "Phoenix"

Top Ten Tips for Traveling to Spring Training in Phoenix Arizona

»Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Travel Treasures | 1 comment

Top Ten Tips for Traveling to Spring Training in Phoenix Arizona

When I sat down to write the top ten tips for having the best Spring Training vacation possible, I went straight to the man that knows….my Dad. Here is a list of what he and my Mom said were the must-know points to make the most of planning a trip to Phoenix, Arizona for Spring Training. Albert Spalding was credited for creating American baseball as we know it today. “Baseball”, said Spalding, “was fundamentally an American sport and began on American soil.” While it has similarities to other bat and ball sports from around the world, I think we can all agree that baseball is as American as apple pie. For me personally, I’m not a huge baseball fan except when I am visiting my Dad and Mom and then if you’re not into baseball, you might as well go home. I’m really...

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Multigenerational Vacation: A Mother’s View

»Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Family Treasures, Travel Treasures | 0 comments

Multigenerational Vacation: A Mother’s View

Connie’s Corner blog today is by guest author, Dee Durham (my Mom).  I asked her to share her thoughts on vacationing with three generations such as our trip to Europe in 2008.   The downpour that we experienced last weekend here in Phoenix, Arizona was unbelievable, even for us Oregonians. At one time, I was sure that it was not even possible to get from one side of the street to the other without swimming. I tried to think of when I had been in rain like that before. What came to my mind was when we were in Luxembourg (2008) on our Legacy Trip. Connie has written about that trip, but she didn’t say that it was raining so hard we could not see out the windows enough to spot a parking place, even if had there been one. Too much rain. We all voted to...

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A Serendipitous Moment: Chihuly in the Garden

»Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Blog, Personal Stories, Travel Treasures | 2 comments

A Serendipitous Moment: Chihuly in the Garden

This is the second in the series of “serendipitous moments” blogs. The first was about a very special walk to a frozen waterfall over twenty years ago. I hope you had a chance to read about that wonderful family memory story. Now I would love to share with you a special moment that happened just a few months ago when I was visiting my parents in Phoenix, Arizona. The purpose of my trip down south, in addition to just visiting, was to spend time with Mom revising and refining our itinerary for our upcoming multi-generational trip to Europe. Part of this process would be to sit down at the computer and begin to select and make reservations for our lodging along the way. With over two weeks of travel time and multiple locations stretched across Germany and Austria...

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Travel Tips for Phoenix, Arizona

»Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Blog, Travel Treasures | 0 comments

Travel Tips for Phoenix, Arizona

Travel tips for making the most of your visit to Phoenix, Arizona. • Book your flight to arrive as early in the day as possible so that you can spend the afternoon getting settled in and finalizing your itinerary. • Rent a car even if your family and friends say they can drive. That way if someone wants to have a golf day, you can still have a vehicle to get around to the spa, antique stores and museums. • Phoenix is a large city. Make sure the hotel you select is as close as possible to where you want to spend most of your time so that it limits the amount of time you spend driving back and forth. To find the best hotel options for your plans and budget, check out TripAdvisor. • Bring a gps or make sure you get one with your rental car, if you don’t have map...

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It’s a Five Star Day: Episode One / From Portland, Oregon to Phoenix, Arizona

»Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Blog, Travel Treasures | 2 comments

It’s a Five Star Day: Episode One / From Portland, Oregon to Phoenix, Arizona

The title of my blog today is “It’s a Five Star Day”. I will periodically be writing about various experiences related to all three of my life themes as I happen to be blessed with a “five star day”. All this really means is that this was one of those days where everything falls into place in a unique and remarkable way. Sometimes they are big things…sometime small. Sometimes we have “five star days” but we’re so busy rushing around here and there that we don’t even recognize it. So with these little stories of unexpected blessings, I hope you will start to look for your own “five star days”. My first documented five star day happened just a few weeks ago. I had decided back around Christmas that instead of buying my parents an obligatory trinket that they didn’t...

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