Lots and lots of culture.
Lots and lots of culture.
All the netive American Indian reservations are all a scattered around the states of Utha, Arizona, Navada and Colorado,
Navjo, Apache and Hopi are the main tribes.
Lots and lots of craft shops and we loved thoes.
Lots of bead work very skilled and very arty.
We bought bag load of things that we have not seen here in europe.
Very original and beautiful.
There the mesa we visited the 1,2 and 3 mesa in the Hopi resavation about 90 miles from the Grand Canyon base camp.
Life style is very original and cultural.
Every traveller MUST respect thier privacy rules.
And respect all the cultural characteristics.
See the Colorado River
Another peaceful and beautiful road to drive in Arizona is State Highway 89 in Northern Arizona. If you are a person who enjoys wide open spaces with little traffic and sights to see you will enjoy this one! As the Colorado River which runs through the Grande Canyon cuts a winding path through this area there is once again no shortage of amazing land formations with incredible breath-taking views of the living desert. There are also many National Forests and Parks in the Area to see. Be sure to stop at the rest area near the bridge over river, the local Indians set up shop here and sell their Native American handmade jewlery and crafts. The jewlery is mostly silver and turquoise (a stone very sacred to the Indians of this area) and is fashioned in a lovely magical fashion! Prices are very reasonable as I have seen peices of much lower quality selling for much higher prices in other parts of America. Of course before buying jewlery anywhere it is best for one to educate ones self as to not pay to much. Also, keep in mind that in most cases the prices shown are negotiable. Even, if not in the market to buy anything you may enjoy striking up a conversation with the Indians, they are a very friendly and a wonderful people and can tell you many things about the locale from a Native American perspective! Have fun!
Sky Harbor Airport
Commercial flights to the Valley of the Sun land at Sky Harbor Airport, 3 miles (5 kilometers) east of downtown Phoenix. Primary carriers providing service to and from the city are: Aeromexico, Air Jamaica, Alaska, America West, American, American Trans Air, British Airways, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Mesa, Midwest Express, Northwest/KLM, Southwest, Sunrise, United and US Airways.
With three separate terminals connected by a free 24-hour shuttle bus, the airport is busy but well-organized. Free telephones near the baggage claim area connect you with many hotels and motels. Taxis waiting outside the airport charge widely varying fares, so ask first. Phoenix Transit buses are the cheapest way into town. They depart about every 30 minutes Monday–Saturday.
Hit it during Happy Hour!
I got there during the daily Happy Hour when the appetizers are half price if you are sitting in the bar area. It was not very crowded since it was still late afternoon so I opted for sitting there.
I have my receipt in front of me so I can still write the ones I selected of the menu.....the Shrimp Adriatico and the Istria Insalata. The shrimp got soaked up in the bread.......... The loaves of bread that kept bringing me!
Spring Training Baseball Games - Cactus League
Throughout Feb and March, you can choose from 4-6 different games nearly every day of the week -- spring training baseball games in and around Phoenix. Teams that train in AZ are: the Arizona Diamondbacks,
the Chicago Cubs,
the Milwaukee Brewers,
the Anahiem Angels,
the San Diego Padres,
the Oakland A's,
Kansas City Royals,
San Francisco Giants,
Texas Rangers, and in Tucson
the Chicago White Sox and
Games are cheap, usually less than $10 a ticket; however, the most popular teams and times sell out, such as the Cubs on a Saturday afternoon. But if you really want to get in to a sold out game, it's possible to buy from scalpers -- and their prices go down as game time approaches, although you run the risk of not getting a ticket, at all...
If you arrive early, you'll probably have an opportunity to ask for autographs -- that's part of the charm of spring training. The stadiums are quaint -- even the newer ones -- and don't feel like some corporate monstrousity. Food and drink, even beer, is expensive, but not prohibitively priced.
On a tight budget? You can drop by a practice session. This is also another good opportunity to ask for autographs.
Years ago you could "picnic" at some of the parks, but not anymore due to heightened security. You cannot bring in any coolers or back packs or large bags or cans or glass -- all bags, even you purse - ladies, will be inspected upon entry into the park. I guess this is for our own good -- but it's just not the same as it used to be...