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Maricopa County

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  • Day3

    Desert Botanical Garden

    February 18 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Today was well spent walking the garden at the Desert Botanical Garden. We saw and learned a lot about Desert Botany, and got to take in a neat art exhibit displayed around the garden. They also have a lovely (but expensive) gift shop. We looked around in there while waiting for a table where we had a fabulous lunch. Overall, super pleasant dayRead more

  • Day5

    Kayla rides a train!

    February 20 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Today was all about relaxing. We mostly just hung around, swam in the pool, did our laundry and then puttered around some more.

    I saw a few days ago that the Arizona Science Centre hosts an event about once a month called Lasers and Liquor. We took the LRT from Mesa to downtown Phoenix and went to the show. We saw both sets. Beyoncé first, and then the Rolling Stones. It was super fun! But could have been even more fun in Canada. 😉🍁Read more

  • Day6

    The Great Fair!

    February 21 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Today we spent a good chunk of the day in Fountain Hills exploring a huge craft show. Like, mega huge. I bought a bird whistle thing (that I have yet to master), and ate some loaded fry bread and funnel cake. There was so much talent, and cool things that I would have loved to buy if I had unlimited funds. We also saw this huge fountain that the town is named for, and we saw these cute ducks.

    https://www.fountainhillschamber.com/the-great-fair/
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  • Day1

    Made it to Phoenix

    February 16 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    First stop, Mexican food from Asi Es Mi Tierra (which we inhaled because all we ate before that was sky cookies and an apple), and then, Dillard's.

    UPDATE: I was so tired when I wrote this I forgot to mention we saw the Grand Canyon from the plane!Read more

  • Day4

    Wallace has a birthday!

    February 19 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Today was Wallace's 29th birthday. We started slow, but we went to the mall and shopped a bit. (I got some killer deals on bathing suits!) And then went for lunch. The intention was to go to Famous Dave's, but the location we tried to go to as closed, so we went to Joe's Real BBQ. Holy. Crap. BBQ food will never be the same after that. We then walked around this street in Gilbert and got dessert at a place called Creamistry. They make liquid nitrogen ice cream to order. I wish I had gotten a picture of that because it was super neat. They also had a killer coconut ice cream base that was creamy and perfect.

    After stuffing ourselves silly, we went to find Golfland Sunsplash. The Sunsplash part is a water park that is closed for the season, but we played a round of mini golf here, and then Wallace and I indulged our inner child in the arcade, go kart track and laser tag. There was virtually no one here on a Wednesday afternoon, so we had the whole place to ourselves.

    After playing our hearts out, we headed to the airport to pick up Wallace's dad, picked up some birthday Krispy Kreme donuts, ate more than re food, and passed the heck out.

    https://www.joesrealbbq.com/
    https://creamistry.com/
    https://www.golfland.com/mesa/
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  • Day46

    Grand Canyon NP to Phoenix

    September 12, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 38 °C

    Day 44 - Phoenix ( 12th Sep 2019 )

    Itinerary DRAGOMAN:
    Today we start to drive south through Arizona to the area near Phoenix. In the Phoenix area we will most likely stay in multi-share rooms in a hostel, if time allows we may have the opportunity to go horse riding or visit Antelope Canyon. Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

    Heute sind wir seit langer Zeit mal wieder später losgefahren und ich hatte Zeit meine „berühmten Pancakes“ zu zelebrieren. Um 09:30 sind wir dann in Richtung Phönix in Südarizona losgefahren. Wir erwarten heute den ersten Tag auf der ganzen Reise ohne nennenswerte Highlights, aber enorme Temperaturen. Gegen 11.30h lassen wir auch den 35. Breitengrad hinter uns, was in etwa der Höhe von Gibraltar entspricht.
    Wir bewegen uns immer noch auf einer Höhe von ca. 2.000 müN und sehen üppige Kiefernfelder.

    Mittags haben wir „Arcosanti“* mitten in der kalifornischen Wüste auf ca. 1.140 müN besucht. Vereinfacht ist das ein architektonisches Projekt, wo experimentiert wird wie die Menschen der Zukunft ohne Autos in wesentlichen kleineren Flächen eng und harmonisch zusammen leben können. Auf eine Führung durch die Anlage hat die Gruppe verzichtet. Dafür haben wir uns einen kurzen Film angesehen. Für mich das Interessante an dieser Anlage war das schnelle Internet.

    Um 14:00h sind wir noch ca. 50 km von Phoenix entfernt. Auf mittlerweile nur noch 600 müN kommt von draußen nur noch lauwarme Luft rein. Die spärlichen Pflanzen in der Wüste sind jetzt zunehmend Kakteen, die bis zu 4 m hoch wachsen. Willkommen in Southern Arizona. Um 15:00 sind wir bei brütender Hitze in unserem Hostel eingetroffen. Abends kochen wir im Hostel und zelebrieren den Abschied von Meggie, die uns morgen verlassen wird. Wir haben dann auch noch den Geburtstag von Faith gefeiert.

    Wikipedia:
    *Arcosanti is a projected experimental town with a molten bronze bell casting business in Yavapai County, central Arizona, 70 mi (110 km) north of Phoenix, at an elevation of 3,732 feet (1,130 meters). Its arcology concept was posited by the Italian-American architect, Paolo Soleri (1919–2013). He began construction in 1970, to demonstrate how urban conditions could be improved while minimizing the destructive impact on the earth. He taught and influenced generations of architects and urban designers who studied and worked with him there to build the proposed 'town.'

    Koordinaten Phoenix: 33°27′35″ N 112°3′45″ W
    Höhenlage: 330 müN

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  • Day1

    Los geht's

    September 16, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 35 °C

    Mit abenteuerlichen Umwegen geht es von Frankfurt am Main nach Phoenix, Arizona: Wir sind eigentlich schon fast da, da machen uns die Winde einen Strich durch die Rechnung. Da es nach einigen Schleifen über dem Norden Arizonas nicht besser wird, machen wir zum Nachtanken einen kurzen Abstecher nach Las Vegas. Nachdem ich nach gut 24 Stunden um Mitternacht Ortszeit im Hotel in Scottsdale angekommen bin, falle ich nur noch ins Bett.Read more

  • Day26

    Phoenix, Arizona

    September 29, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 26 °C

    Our first and only full day in Phoenix was really wonderful. It’s a relatively large city, but not densely populated. It almost feels as if there aren’t enough people here, given how big the infrastructure is. It makes Phoenix feel either relaxed (in comparison to busy Vegas or LA) or... maybe a little bit like a ghost town?

    We woke up early, packed sandwiches for lunch and went to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, which is basically one big playground for kids. It was VERY impressive though, and super relaxed for all the parents since the kids are allowed to play with and touch everything so you don’t really need to monitor their every move. Theo totally loved it and fell asleep super fast once we got him back in the car.

    After Theo’s nap, we had a look at some shops and then drove to Popago Park. There, we ate watermelon on top of the highest rock and watched the sunset. It was such a lovely moment to share as a family (like many moments we’ve had on this road trip).

    It’s strange thinking this trip is coming to an end soon, but we’re certainly trying our best to enjoy as much as we can 😊
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  • Day20

    Desert Drivin'

    April 15, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    The sun rises at 0500 in Phoenix, AZ. After doing our reset, and some much needed cleaning, we set out again from Logan, UT and headed south.

    I do so enjoy the desert SW, particularly imagining what the landscapes were like when they were ocean floor. Layers and layers of mulitcolored and textured sediment towering above the plateaus.

    Our route took us through Kanab, UT! A lot has changed for this tiny little town in 10 years. Mom and Cas, the motel we stayed at is now a block sized Best Western, but the pool is the same. The rock store and brew pub we visited are still there, though neither was opened. There is a lot more shopping. Stores one would find at any mall, but lined down the main street of this once iconic town.

    We stopped in Cameron, AZ for an attempt at rest, though tonight will be easier. Some of our loads require drop off or pick up at all hours of the night, which throws off our sleep schedule.

    In Cameron we visited a 'trading post'. Or art store focused on Native art. There are a lot of these on Reservation lands and throughout the Southwest. Many of them tourist traps, complete with chinese made dream catchers. Though some are simply awesome and actually feature local artists, culture and food.

    The gallery, as that's what I would call it over trading post, was called Painted Desert. I fell in love with some of their horn and shell carvings and felt friendly toward a particular Kuchina doll with a long snoot and red tongue. That doll and I are friends. Their book section was awesome, as well. Tales of the Navajo Codetalkers, first hand accounts of Native ghost stories, a plethora of children's stories. It goes on. Books on textiles and my favorite, that I'll have to grab next time; Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest! Sam and I both picked up separate books about Coyote at the same time.

    We picked up an electric skillet last week, which has been a game changer. Though our fridge is quite small and we cannot store leftovers, or many provisions for long, I now have a way to cook meat and veg! Certainly a step up from microwave foodies and cup o noodles.

    We are headed back to Miami, AZ before, once again, headed back to the yard in Logan. The video included was taken in said town from the motel room we spoiled ourself with. We wanted to have a Game of Thrones premier date., which was fun. I more enjoyed the room to spread out and a hot shower that was not at a truck stop.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Maricopa County, ማሪኮፓ ካውንቲ፥ አሪዞና, مقاطعة ماريكوبا, Марикопа, মারিকোপা কাউন্টি, Condado de Maricopa, Maricopa maakond, Maricopa konderria, شهرستان مریکوپا، آریزونا, Maricopan piirikunta, Comté de Maricopa, מריקופה, Maricopa, okrug, Maricopa megye, Մարիկոպա շրջան, Contea di Maricopa, マリコパ郡, 매리코파 군, Konteth Maricopa, Maricopa Kūn, Hrabstwo Maricopa, ماریکوپا کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Maricopa, Округ Марикопа, Maricopa Kontluğu, Марікопа, ماریکوپا کاؤنٹی، ایریزونا, Quận Maricopa, Condado han Maricopa, 馬里科帕縣

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