Event Address & ContactsHoliday Inn Express
Phoenix, AZ 85020 USA
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Come enjoy fellowship and warm weather in the Southwest. It’s time to meet new people, catch up with old friends, explore local sites and participate in fun activities.
The Holiday Inn Express Scottsdale is the official hotel for CM Phoenix in the Spring. They offer free shuttle service to/from Sky Harbor Airport, free shuttle service within 3 miles of the hotel, free hot breakfast and free Happy Hour, plus free cookies & milk in the evenings!
Step #1 is to please write Lina 796057 for the procedure on how to book your stay at the CM rate.
Hurry! Group discount expires 4/1/13, so reserve your room NOW!
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
4:30pm--Meet in the hotel’s first-floor Social Area for Happy Hour.
Dinner at El Encanto Restaurant, http://elencantorestaurants.com/ Savor the delights of Mexican cuisine,
and get to know your new CM friends.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27—A DAY IN SEDONA
Rise and shine, friends! It’s a 2.25-hour drive to Sedona. We will leave the hotel around 5:15am, arriving about 7:30am for breakfast at the Coffee Pot Restaurant http://coffeepotsedona.com/index.htm .
- 9am—CHOICE OF:
--“Bear Wallow” 2-hour Jeep tour conducted by Sedona Offroad Adventures http://www.sedonajeeptours.com/jeep-tours/ (discounted group rates: $49.50+12% tax per person for 5 people; $46.75+tax per person for 12 people; $44+tax per person for 20 people. Tip for tour guide not included in quoted price.)
--Red Rock State Park visit http://azstateparks.com/Parks/RERO/index.html ($10 per carload)
Reservation required for Jeep tour; some park activities require advance notice.
Please contact Lina 796057 asap regarding your preference so the discount and tour can be secured, or park activity arranged for.
- 11:45am approx.—drive through Oak Creek Canyon http://www.oakcreekcanyon.net/ (turn up your speakers for this link!), stopping for lunch at the Indian Gardens Market http://oakcreekmarket.com/ (contact Lina with your lunch choice--this needs to be called in a day or two prior to our visit). Wander the shops in downtown Sedona http://www.sedona.net/subcategory.php/swmc/thingstodo/shopping#more and Tlaquepaque http://www.tlaq.com/ .
- 4pm approx—visit Chapel of the Holy Cross https://www.chapeloftheholycross.com/store/
- Drive back to Scottsdale for a casual dinner, perhaps at Spinato’s Pizza http://spinatospizza.com/ or Oregano’s Pizza http://www.oreganos.com/index_main.html (this link also features music) or …?
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
A number of attendees will be departing CM Phx early on Sunday afternoon. So that we are able to have Mass together as a group, we can attend the 8:30am Mass at St Patrick’s http://www.stpatrickscottsdale.org/W2/index.php , only 15 minutes away from the hotel, or either the 8am or 9:30am Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help http://olphaz.com/ , only about 3 minutes away from the hotel.
After lunch, we have a choice of:
- Desert Botanical Gardens http://www.dbg.org/ , approx 7 min/3 mi from hotel
- Boyce Thompson Arboretum http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu/ , approx 1 hour/56 mi from hotel
Farewell dinner tbd.
PLEASE NOTE: a number of people are arriving Wednesday or Thursday prior. Several local CMers have volunteered a variety of possible group activities. Please read the CM Phx in the Spring thread(s) in the Member Meet-Ups room to see the ideas, and contact one of those CMers directly.
FOOD, FUN, FELLOWSHIP! COME OUT TO THE VALLEY OF THE SUN!
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April 23rd, 2013 - Lina-796057 said:
We have 16 people confirmed for attending CM Phx in the Spring! They are: John, Michael, Joan, Therese, Dan, Sherry, Janet, Debbie, Casey, Peggy, Brenda, Allen, Bev, Liz and Joyce...plus me.
If your name is not on this list, and you want to join the group, PLEASE, I must hear from you asap! Thank you.
April 22nd, 2013 - Lina-796057 said:
There are a number of people who listed themselves as "interested" or "attending" the event, who have not answered my messages. I don't do last-minute very well, so please write me asap to let me know what your intentions are. It may be too late to add you to the Jeep tour if that's what you were interested in......
April 17th, 2013 - Casey-637092 said:
Therese and I are so fortunate to be able to attend this Event . Lina , Thank you for an outstanding job of coordinating . So excited to meet many new friends and to build new friendships ,knowing that we all have a wonderful faith that connects us . See all of you soon. Love you all :) Casey