What's there to do in Phoenix in January?

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    Looks like work will take me out that way for a week or so, maybe more and I'd like to take in the sights. Anyone from there?

    Thanks,

    D
     
  2. scem0 macrumors 604

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    nope, but I went through that airport. It is a nice big airport, but
    I think their whole mosaic theme is kida ugly. Same with all the
    turquise. Reminds me too much of my grandmother :D.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If you're interested in classic cars and you're in town on Jan 18-19, you should check out the Barrett-Jackson Auction (Scottsdale).

    You may also like the Arizona Science Center.

    There are plenty of good hiking trails around: Camelback Mountain, Squaw Peak, South Mountain, Superstition Mountains, and others.

    I also recommend a visit to Taliesin West (Scottsdale), as I am a huge fan of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture.

    Day Trips (north of Phoenix):

    Arcosanti (Cordes Junction)
    Lowell Observatory (Flagstaff)

    Day Trips (south of Phoenix):

    Biosphere 2 (Oracle)
    Saguaro National Park (Tucson)
    Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson)
    Kitt Peak National Observatory (Tucson)

    And last, but not least, don't forget to visit the Biltmore and Chandler Apple stores! :D
     
  5. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I was starting to get scared of the responses on this thread till now - the day trips and hiking are what I would lean towards, that and a chance to take some pics. And I think I will make a trip to the Apple store, I've only been to two so far and they are both in Virginia near me.

    Thanks, and I'll be sure to post pics if I get any good ones.

    D :D
     
  6. scem0 macrumors 604

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    please post pics of the apple store there, if you can, because I
    am contemplating whether I should go there when I go skiing
    winter break. ;)
     
  7. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Have you been to any Apple stores before? Except for the 2 story flagship stores they are pretty much the same.

    D
     
  8. neilt macrumors regular

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    i am moving to phoenix from the dc area in January.


    are there a lot of mac users there?
     
  9. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I'm afraid I haven't. I will be going to the Houston Galleria one over
    Winter break for sure. Can't wait. I know it isgoing to be a big
    let-down though, because there isn't anything they could put
    in there to have it live up to my expectations. Well, maybe a IBM
    970 Powermac. ;) :rolleyes: :D
     
  10. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think so - it is a lot of fun to go and see all the machines and especially the 23" LCD if you haven't seen one in person yet. You should go if you get a chance.

    D
     
  11. szark macrumors 68030

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    I don't personally know many other Mac users, but considering that Apple chose to put two stores out here, we must have quite a few.

    Well, as a fellow photographer, I was trying to give you some scenic destinations. :)

    I should point out that Flagstaff does get snow during the winter, so keep an eye on the weather if you decide to head up that way.
     
  12. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Ha, I'm going to be out there when you get there probably - where do you live now in DC - I'm in Old Town. I'll probably be going out there for a couple months on and off for work. Looking forward to it.

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  13. neilt macrumors regular

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    I live in Aspen Hill right now. Moved from Capitol Hill (N.E.) last year.

    I am supposed to start my new job around the 10th of January. Just found out about it about 2 weeks ago.

    Anyone in the DC area who is a certified tech, may want to look into a job opening at the National Human Genome Research Institute, at NIH in Bethesda.

    neilt
     

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