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rube goldberg vacation [May. 2nd, 2005|01:00 am]
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deliriumdreams and I are developing a knack for convoluted vacations. Last August it was San Diego to San Francisco in 48 hours using trains, cars, planes, and a boat ride. (Granted, that last was just a trip around the bay, but...)

This weekend we got together in Phoenix and then spent Saturday night in Sedona. Of course, this was last minute, and between wanting to find cheap(ish) flights and the fact that my poor old car needs to get back to Denver eventually: I drove from SD to PHX Friday night after work, got to chancellor_d's place about 12:30. He promptly tortured me with bad late-night TV, but we had some beers, some talk, and some geeking.

deliriumdreams flew in from Albuquerque the next day, and the three of us grabbed some Mexican food. After lunch, J and I drove up to Sedona taking it pretty easy. She'd never been to Sedona nor even driven I-17 during daylight hours, so she was loving the scenery. We had dinner at Shagrue's, stayed at A Sunset Chateau bed and breakfast, drove the Red Rocks Loop Road on Sunday, then drove up Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff.

After an early dinner at Beaver Street Brewery (cheese fondue and apple-ginger stout cake), we drove up Three Sisters to Arizona Snowbowl (she wanted to see snow). I scared her a bit on the way down, then she dropped me off at the Flagstaff airport for my flight to SD (via Phoenix, of course.), while she drove Suby to Albuquerque.

We both made it home intact and basically on schedule. She got home before I did, which I find kinda amusing -- but given that I had a 90-minute layover in PHX, not too surprising. We'll definitely plan more of these weekends meeting in the middle -- especially if we book further in advance, I hope that a weekend in Las Vegas would be cheap; we could use the extra money to check out some Cirque du Soleil shows. :)

[User Picture]From: deliriumdreams
2005-05-02 12:28 pm (UTC)
It was an utterly fabulous weekend. I'm totally game for a Vegas trip. Whatcha doing in four weeks? hehehehehehehehe. Sorry, getting a bit slap happy.

BTW, even after we played my ipod with all the driving around, it took me all the way home without needing to be charged. I was quite impressed.
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2005-05-03 07:10 am (UTC)

vegas, baby!

Whatcha doing in four weeks?

Well, four weeks is Memorial Day weekend, and Jen & Scott are going to be in the area; details are still being decided, but I'll likely be around here. (Although, they might want to go a fair ways north immediately, which I could tag along with, and visit with jinglechelle and L up there. Hm... tempting.

[the iPod] took me all the way home without needing to be charged. I was quite impressed.

Yay iPod! :)

You might want to keep it plugged in and charged up most of the time, though; I remember reading that deep cycling that type of battery can reduce its life span.

But. Good happy kitty! :)

(And good old Suby for getting you home.)
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[User Picture]From: deliriumdreams
2005-05-03 12:08 pm (UTC)

Re: vegas, baby!

The four weeks comment was a bit of joke actually, since we got together this weekend and will again in two more weeks and the summer sounds like it is already starting to fill up. I really should dig out one of my old palm pilots to start keeping track....

Suby was very good to me. :-)
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2005-05-03 07:11 am (UTC)

takes one to know one


Not our fault that it's named so suggestively.

(Of course, we both thought it was very sad and wrong when we crossed over "Dry Beaver Creek".)

And yes, two weeks! Ooh, less!
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