11 March 2009

Past Spring Breaks 3 - Spring Training - Arizona

Sedona, Arizona

Hohokam Park - Spring home of the Cubbies

Probably the most memorable and fun spring break that I have had in recent years was back in 1998 on our trip to Scottsdale , Arizona. As many of you know, I am a huge Chicago Cubs fan. The Cubs have spring training at Hohokam Park in Mesa, Arizona which is a suburb of Phoenix. I had always wanted to go see them during spring training and I finally made it. We watched them play the Angels and got to witness Kerry Wood throw out his arm...he was never the same after that day. Did I jinx the Cubs and Kerry Wood that afternoon? I don't know? Highlights of the trip include:

Taliesin West - Frank Lloyd Wright's western retreat and school for architects. This is a must see for any FLW fans out there.

Sedona, Arizona - couple hour drive north of Phoenix- multiple art galleries and beautiful red rock hills and cliffs. We bought a bright colorful Stephen Morath print on our visit.

Old Town Scottsdale - numerous art galleries and great restaurants. Camelback Mountain sits in the background and completes the package.

Hotel Valley Ho - this is where we stayed and it was within walking distance of all the action in Scottsdale. It has a great retro feel to it....I would highly recommend it. It even looks like they remodeled! Sweet!

This was a great trip! Can't wait to get back.

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