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    OT: Suggestions for Out-of-Towners

    Unlike DirDir, I get along with my pseudo-In-Laws (I'm allergic to marriage), who happen to be coming to vist from MI this week. They are older, so I guessing taking them to South Mountain is out of the question.

    They come twice a year, and we seldom do the same thing twice. Any recommendations any of you Zonies might have for something a bit out of the ordinary (anything in the state is fair game)?

    Also, since I'm a hermit, and special happenings happening this weekend (i.e., art festivals, S and M Parade, etc.)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Unlike DirDir, I get along with my pseudo-In-Laws (I'm allergic to marriage), who happen to be coming to vist from MI this week. They are older, so I guessing taking them to South Mountain is out of the question.

    They come twice a year, and we seldom do the same thing twice. Any recommendations any of you Zonies might have for something a bit out of the ordinary (anything in the state is fair game)?

    Also, since I'm a hermit, and special happenings happening this weekend (i.e., art festivals, S and M Parade, etc.)?
    Titan Missle Museum or Pima Air Museum in Tucson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Unlike DirDir, I get along with my pseudo-In-Laws (I'm allergic to marriage), who happen to be coming to vist from MI this week. They are older, so I guessing taking them to South Mountain is out of the question.

    They come twice a year, and we seldom do the same thing twice. Any recommendations any of you Zonies might have for something a bit out of the ordinary (anything in the state is fair game)?

    Also, since I'm a hermit, and special happenings happening this weekend (i.e., art festivals, S and M Parade, etc.)?
    Indoor or outdoor stuff?

    If they like to hike, take them up Squaw Peak, Pinnacle Peak or the Sunrise Trail.

    There's always Club Chameleon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    Indoor or outdoor stuff?

    If they like to hike, take them up Squaw Peak, Pinnacle Peak or the Sunrise Trail.

    There's always Club Chameleon...
    Hiking is a given, but it's in our backyard (well, actually front yard, but who's counting). Club Chameleon? Is that pet shop that specalizes in reptiles? (You should be ashamed of yourself, you sick bastard )

    I need to qualify my statement: They are in their 70s, from the midwest, meaning they are not as mobile as us young pups, and are not used to the heat.

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    70! Indoor shuffle board?

    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Hiking is a given, but it's in our backyard (well, actually front yard, but who's counting). Club Chameleon? Is that pet shop that specalizes in reptiles? (You should be ashamed of yourself, you sick bastard )

    I need to qualify my statement: They are in their 70s, from the midwest, meaning they are not as mobile as us young pups, and are not used to the heat.
    Just kidding!

    How about an air conditioned road trip to some high country, to say Crown King or up Mt.Lemmon.

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    How about a visit to the ostrich farm ? (the one located just off the highway between Phoenix and Tucson )

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDog
    Just kidding!

    How about an air conditioned road trip to some high country, to say Crown King or up Mt.Lemmon.
    Crown King, do you need a 4X4? Mt Lemmon, it's been a while, but what does Summerhaven look like? Would I be depressed? Two good suggestions...well, 3 if you count shuffle board....maybe at the Buffet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by (Tom)
    How about a visit to the ostrich farm ? (the one located just off the highway between Phoenix and Tucson )
    Hhmmm, maybe, if we head south. We actually brought them back an egg last time we went to MI to visit. Her dad got a huge kick out of it, and I think still has the shell Not sure we could make a day out of it, but definitely worth stopping by if we head to Mexico or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Crown King, do you need a 4X4? Mt Lemmon, it's been a while, but what does Summerhaven look like? Would I be depressed? Two good suggestions...well, 3 if you count shuffle board....maybe at the Buffet?
    Crown King: Driveable with a sedan if you go in from the Bumblebee side.

    Summerhaven: I was just up there 3 weeks ago. I was depressed. There is very little of the town left and a whole lot of hardcore construction going on. However, if they like driving, views, and light hiking, it's still a nice trip to the top.

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    High clearance 4X2 should do fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Crown King, do you need a 4X4? Mt Lemmon, it's been a while, but what does Summerhaven look like? Would I be depressed? Two good suggestions...well, 3 if you count shuffle board....maybe at the Buffet?
    I was up Mt.Lemmon on Sunday for a Mt. high scrabble game and picinic with Mrs SunDog, and even though it has been burnt it is still beautiful.

    We drove up the back way and could see the fire damage from the Bullock Fire and the recovery of the land. Pretty good stuff. haven't been to Summer Haven, but most of the mounatin from the road is picturesque.

    If you hit Crown King take them to that mill restaurant. Major vittles there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Unlike DirDir, I get along with my pseudo-In-Laws (I'm allergic to marriage), who happen to be coming to vist from MI this week. They are older, so I guessing taking them to South Mountain is out of the question.

    They come twice a year, and we seldom do the same thing twice. Any recommendations any of you Zonies might have for something a bit out of the ordinary (anything in the state is fair game)?

    Also, since I'm a hermit, and special happenings happening this weekend (i.e., art festivals, S and M Parade, etc.)?
    There is a place out by the Ice Den called Pump It Up. Indoor jumpies. My kids love it and are having their joint 4th and 6th B-day party there this year. Because of your remark, you are not invited. I am sure the In-Laws will love it.

    As far as my In-Laws go, this weekend altered, for what I think will be forever, the state of affairs between us. Details are not appropriate, but I will say that the change in direction is not a good thing. And before you all go freaking out, I am not a freakazoid, shock jock, or whatever you all think, in person. I am a nice, decent, polite person that makes no trouble for anyboby. Ask AZMikey.

    Also, take them to the Botanical Gardens, but as early as possible due to heat. I am a member. Science Museum, Heard Museum, the Zoo (there is a tram), BioSphere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Srexy
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    Good suggestion. We did it last time they were here.

    What's this I hear about you moving to FLA? (Sorry, I have to hijack my own thread )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    There is a place out by the Ice Den called Pump It Up. Indoor jumpies. My kids love it and are having their joint 4th and 6th B-day party there this year. Because of your remark, you are not invited. I am sure the In-Laws will love it.

    As far as my In-Laws go, this weekend altered, for what I think will be forever, the state of affairs between us. Details are not appropriate, but I will say that the change in direction is not a good thing. And before you all go freaking out, I am not a freakazoid, shock jock, or whatever you all think, in person. I am a nice, decent, polite person that makes no trouble for anyboby. Ask AZMikey.

    Also, take them to the Botanical Gardens, but as early as possible due to heat. I am a member. Science Museum, Heard Museum, the Zoo (there is a tram), BioSphere.
    I think they have done them all (except the jumpie thing). I know one night we are heading to the Monestary. You and the munchkins interested in joining (and you can bring the kids too)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    I think they have done them all (except the jumpie thing). I know one night we are heading to the Monestary. You and the munchkins interested in joining (and you can bring the kids too)?
    Yes, we are interested, but what is it. One kid and one wife are gone until Monday and one mother are in.

    Try this too. Kids liked it.

    Mystery Castle - Click here to see photograph.
    800 E. Mineral Road (map), 602-268-1581
    Adjacent to South Mountain, Mystery Castle is a native stone castle that features 18 rooms, 13 fireplaces, parapets, many charming nooks and crannies, and is furnished with Southwestern antiques.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Unlike DirDir, I get along with my pseudo-In-Laws (I'm allergic to marriage), who happen to be coming to vist from MI this week. They are older, so I guessing taking them to South Mountain is out of the question.

    They come twice a year, and we seldom do the same thing twice. Any recommendations any of you Zonies might have for something a bit out of the ordinary (anything in the state is fair game)?

    Also, since I'm a hermit, and special happenings happening this weekend (i.e., art festivals, S and M Parade, etc.)?
    Take them on a tour of retirement homes. Offer to look over their will with your attormey. Have them tell you family stories and write them down, or record them. Go to the ZOO and pedal them around in the 4 seater "bike". Just sit around and watch Gary Cooper movies with them and be damn sure to use real butter on the popcorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Srexy
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    What's up with you, Rex? How's the healing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    Yes, we are interested, but what is it.
    It's basically a huge backyard, with volleyball courts, sand bowling, scrabble. (It's a bar, but kid friendly I believe.) You actually cook your own food. And you can bring the dogs. It's on Indian School and like 20th Street or something. Give me a ring if you are interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    It's basically a huge backyard, with volleyball courts, sand bowling, scrabble. (It's a bar, but kid friendly I believe.) You actually cook your own food. And you can bring the dogs. It's on Indian School and like 20th Street or something. Give me a ring if you are interested.
    I've burned alot of burgers there.

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    Walt - healing is torture. I have a Dr appointment on Weds next week when I hope to be cleared for riding - if not I'm going to get "intervention radiology". Basically a drain stuck into my kidney to drain off the remaining hematoma. Yuck...

    Jeff - moving to Fl end of July. Had an offer accepted on the pile below but we're still struggling w/the loan. We should be ok for it tho. Not happy about the riding sitch but looking forward to changing careers over to property management w/my mother-in-law (can you believe it?)
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    Try the Pueblo Grande Museum. 44th St and Washington. Its 50/50 indoor/outdoor so you can get some excersize walking it.

    Theres also another place...I cant remember the name of .... blank blank Rock Museum, up in north Phx. Similar to the Pueblo Grande with mild hiking and indoor exhibits.

    Isnt there another Montestary up north too? The one off IS RD is cool close to my hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Srexy
    Walt - healing is torture. I have a Dr appointment on Weds next week when I hope to be cleared for riding - if not I'm going to get "intervention radiology". Basically a drain stuck into my kidney to drain off the remaining hematoma. Yuck...

    Jeff - moving to Fl end of July. Had an offer accepted on the pile below but we're still struggling w/the loan. We should be ok for it tho. Not happy about the riding sitch but looking forward to changing careers over to property management w/my mother-in-law (can you believe it?)
    I was hoping to catch you breathing heavy before I died. Looks like I may need to find another dream.

    How about any casino Jeff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Srexy
    Walt - healing is torture. I have a Dr appointment on Weds next week when I hope to be cleared for riding - if not I'm going to get "intervention radiology". Basically a drain stuck into my kidney to drain off the remaining hematoma. Yuck...

    Jeff - moving to Fl end of July. Had an offer accepted on the pile below but we're still struggling w/the loan. We should be ok for it tho. Not happy about the riding sitch but looking forward to changing careers over to property management w/my mother-in-law (can you believe it?)
    Nice...you can always ride down those front steps to get something other than flat.

    Hopefully, you can get cleared and hook up for some rides before you leave.
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    How about a day trip to Jerome.
    Verde Canyon Railroad.
    Lowell Observatory.
    Bisbee.

    What part of MI are they from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Mikey
    How about a day trip to Jerome.
    Verde Canyon Railroad.
    Lowell Observatory.
    Bisbee.

    What part of MI are they from?
    All great suggestions. Unfortunatley, they come out twice a year for the last 9 years, so they've done it all. That is the hard part, trying to come up with something new.

    They are from Ithica, about half way up the hand (it's a one stop light town near Mt Pleasant).

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    All great suggestions. Unfortunatley, they come out twice a year for the last 9 years, so they've done it all. That is the hard part, trying to come up with something new.

    They are from Ithica, about half way up the hand (it's a one stop light town near Mt Pleasant).
    Heh, I went to school in Mt Pleasant for a few years before transferring. Do they actually have a stop light in Ithaca now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Mikey
    Heh, I went to school in Mt Pleasant for a few years before transferring. Do they actually have a stop light in Ithaca now?
    You know, I can't remember if it's a stop light, or a flashing stop sign. But they do have a Curves...oh, and a McDonalds .

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    All great suggestions. Unfortunatley, they come out twice a year for the last 9 years, so they've done it all. That is the hard part, trying to come up with something new.

    They are from Ithica, about half way up the hand (it's a one stop light town near Mt Pleasant).
    You may have already done these too but...
    Desert Museum
    Nighttime tour at Kitt Peak
    The Mummy
    Bisbee
    It's been mentioned but I'll second Crown King
    And if you have access to old AZ Highways there are always places in there
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