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Old 10-04-2004, 02:14 PM
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So we decided to book our trip to Az.... We're flying.... Into Az on Wed out on Fri.... No driving (although I did rent a Taur-ass!)

We are staying in Peoria.... That is where my wife's uncle lives....

What can you tell me about Peoria? Any good hotels? anything even remotely "luxury"?

Let me know what I should be expecting on this wonderful trip (read: exteme sarcasm).
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Old 10-04-2004, 03:49 PM
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Going to BFE eh?

Peoria is NW of Phoenix near "BFE". That area is a large retirement area. Hotel nearby? I have no clue. Probably best to call AAA, or do a search via Hotels.com etc... I live in Chandler, which is quite a fur piece from there. We can still hook up in Phoenix though if you need an escape from all those retired ol' goats (Pay no attention Uncle Motor, you're just a young kid

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...eoria&state=AZ


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So we decided to book our trip to Az.... We're flying.... Into Az on Wed out on Fri.... No driving (although I did rent a Taur-ass!)

We are staying in Peoria.... That is where my wife's uncle lives....

What can you tell me about Peoria? Any good hotels? anything even remotely "luxury"?

Let me know what I should be expecting on this wonderful trip (read: exteme sarcasm).
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Old 10-04-2004, 04:02 PM
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Peoria is NW of Phoenix near "BFE". That area is a large retirement area. Hotel nearby? I have no clue. Probably best to call AAA, or do a search via Hotels.com etc... I live in Chandler, which is quite a fur piece from there. We can still hook up in Phoenix though if you need an escape from all those retired ol' goats (Pay no attention Uncle Motor, you're just a young kid

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...eoria&state=AZ
I must have missed it, what did "Old Motor" say - (or try to say as his teeth fall out...)
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What can you tell me about Peoria? Any good hotels? anything even remotely "luxury"?

Let me know what I should be expecting on this wonderful trip (read: exteme sarcasm).
You've GOT to go to the Painted Desert, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon. Some of the absolute most beautiful parts of our country! Also, you can take a cruise over Hoover Dam which is not even 1/2 as busy after they stopped allowing the big rigs (9/11).

There is a great state highway from Sedona to Flagstaff that just BEGS for a bimmer. I drove my 540 to Bimmerfest '04 with the SPECIFIC intent of driving that stretch. Simply AWESOME!
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Old 10-04-2004, 04:30 PM
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I must have missed it, what did "Old Motor" say - (or try to say as his teeth fall out...)
He didn't say anything, I was just pre-empting his reaction
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Agreed!!

Did that trip when the X5 was new!! The switchbacks were fun between Flagstaff & Sedona!! Sedona is beautiful. Supra-Greg is too busy at home playing with Zema. He is really anti-social!!


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You've GOT to go to the Painted Desert, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon. Some of the absolute most beautiful parts of our country! Also, you can take a cruise over Hoover Dam which is not even 1/2 as busy after they stopped allowing the big rigs (9/11).

There is a great state highway from Sedona to Flagstaff that just BEGS for a bimmer. I drove my 540 to Bimmerfest '04 with the SPECIFIC intent of driving that stretch. Simply AWESOME!
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You've GOT to go to the Painted Desert, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon. Some of the absolute most beautiful parts of our country! Also, you can take a cruise over Hoover Dam which is not even 1/2 as busy after they stopped allowing the big rigs (9/11).

There is a great state highway from Sedona to Flagstaff that just BEGS for a bimmer. I drove my 540 to Bimmerfest '04 with the SPECIFIC intent of driving that stretch. Simply AWESOME!
As much as I would like to drive, I am just trying to get thru this nightmare of a trip with the least amount of effort and time.

I was able to book plane tickets that essentially shortened my time there by days.....

I'll save my great drive for another time.
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He is really anti-social!!
anti-social or anti-socal??
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I must have missed it, what did "Old Motor" say - (or try to say as his teeth fall out...)
I've been to/through Peoria,AZ several times when my late Pop lived in Sun City West...
Peoria, IL is more exciting,imo,

There are no "luxury joints" that I recall, but they weren't in my budget neway...
there are a plethora of cheap, early dindin specials, (eg. 4:30 pm), for the blue rinse gang.

I agree w/my colleagues that you are missing some fineazz country, having done 4 or 5 M'cycle trips and a couple of car rides through there. Prescott to Sedona is top notch, and north of Sedona to southern UT.

Hope you have a great trip to visit Mgmt's fam,

I have, by the bye, All my fooking teeth, including 1 wisdom tooth remaining, that does not necessarily instill much of that attribute.
BR, the young Geezer
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MD's right. Sedona and north is some beautiful country. Maybe not in a Taurus though.
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As much as I would like to drive, I am just trying to get thru this nightmare of a trip with the least amount of effort and time.

I was able to book plane tickets that essentially shortened my time there by days.....

I'll save my great drive for another time.
That's still enough time to hook for lunch if you like
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Old 10-04-2004, 05:20 PM
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Did that trip when the X5 was new!! The switchbacks were fun between Flagstaff & Sedona!! Sedona is beautiful. Supra-Greg is too busy at home playing with Zema. He is really anti-social!!
All I have to say to you is
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Old 10-04-2004, 05:25 PM
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You've GOT to go to the Painted Desert, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon. Some of the absolute most beautiful parts of our country! Also, you can take a cruise over Hoover Dam which is not even 1/2 as busy after they stopped allowing the big rigs (9/11).

There is a great state highway from Sedona to Flagstaff that just BEGS for a bimmer. I drove my 540 to Bimmerfest '04 with the SPECIFIC intent of driving that stretch. Simply AWESOME!
Sedona is beautiful for sure. The red soil and jagged terrain are pretty unique.
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