We are back from a great road trip - pics just added

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  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We left Tuesday and drove the 5 hours to Phoenix and had a great evening with ChefRob and his great family - the dog liked me so much that all the hair is gone from one leg where she was licking me - guess I am lucky she did not like the taste enough to take the first bite LOL These are good people and this is my second visit - Rob you need to take a road trip my firend Thanks again

    Wensday we went to the most amazing museum called the MIM (Musical Instrument Museum) There are over 10K instruments on display and they are set up with 42" Monitors and audio at each display. We spent over 4 hours and did not do this place justice at all. It just opened in April and they are adding to it daily.   The place has everything from a walnut carved out to be a whistle to an 8' tall bass that is amazing - The exibits are set up by continent and countries and each one has multilple displays. The audio is incredible - you walk up to the display and the video and the audio start for that display with no action required on your part.

    We spent some time in Scottsdale then drove up to Flagstaff

    Thursday we spent all day in the Grand Canyon - I have been there several times but this was Kathy's first time and what a beautiful day we landed on -

    Drove back home and stopped in Victorville to have lunch with my daughter and 3 of the 9 grandkids - what a great trip -

    Will post up some pics tomorrow - too dang tired to do it right now
     
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like you had a great time. Cant wait to see the pictures.
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds Great---Can't wait to see the pics!

    Bear
     
  4. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That sounds like a great trip,
     
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great to know you had a safe trip, and that you both enjoyed traveling.I'll be looking forward to He pics. It's all good my friend.
     
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like a great time! Can't wait to see the pics. [​IMG]
     
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here are some pics of the trip

    We are starting with the amazing Musical Instrument Museum - over 10,000 instruments on display from all over the world

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    Here are some of the Grand Canyon

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    Here are some of a new Springhill Suites in Kingman AZ - this place was really strangely decorated

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    This pool was kind of cool with the waterfall from the ceiling into the pool

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    Thanks for looking
     
  8. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad you had a great time.  I was expecting to hear about the great meal ChefRob prepared for you!  That museum looks like something my wife would hate and I could spend all day there.  Hopefully the fine folks in AZ were much nicer to you than they were to the Hawkeye fans that were there last weekend for the game.



    I'm ashamed for them
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great pics Scar!

    Did your daughter enjoy the trip too?
     
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dont know about the football thing but Rob treated us real nice - We had some great buns with pulled pork and some smoked wings then deep fried - could not finish it all
    Daugther did not go - we do this stuff by ourselves - we take them on other ventures

    This was strictly me and Mrs Scar
     
  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great looking trip! I would have loved the musical masterpiece museum. Don't touch WHACK..... Please Sir don't touch.....SECURITY>>>>>[​IMG]
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was talking about the young lady in the pictures.
     
  13. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are all great pictures, Gary, although I didn't see even one of the motor home?.[​IMG]
     
  14. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gary,

    Thanks for sharing those great pics. I would have gone nuts looking at all those instruments, quite the eyefull. Glad you both enjoyed the trip. It's all good my friend.
     
  15. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was talking to the lady who is the head of security since that is what I used to sell and she is kinda a little squeemish as NOTHING is screwed or bolted down so as not to damage the instrument. They have a ton of cameras and microphones and she told me they have to go slap someone hand several times a day. The lady who is stationed on the main exhibit floor told me she walks an average of 9 miles daily to maintain a high security presence
     
  16. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL - lots of folks think that - she is 10 years younger than me [​IMG]
     
     
  17. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    good to see ya got home and had a good trip gary! dude, those people could't even spell edjumakashun.
     
  18. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dude

    I totally missed the video - what a bunch of morons - I am surprised that no one called security

    I would not be surprised if some one gets their tickets taken away and banned from the stadium

     
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010
  19. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Aloha Gary,

    Glad to hear/see that you both had a great time.  I will need to see the Grand Canyon myself soon. 
     
  20. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glad you had a great time Gary,  The pics are awesome...
     

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