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Old 10-20-2008, 08:29 PM   #1
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What to pack for Southwest Splendor

We leave for ABD on Sunday. Wasn't sure if i should pack warmer closes or some warm and some cool clothes any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:28 PM   #2
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We leave for ABD on Sunday. Wasn't sure if i should pack warmer closes or some warm and some cool clothes any help would be greatly appreciated
I went in May, and it was a bit nippy at the Grand Canyon. In fact, it snowed one day! I don't know if it will be the same sort of weather in October, but on the chance it is, I'd recommend a warm wind-proof jacket and some sort of long pants. And if cold wind affects your ears, bring an ear band or some sort of hat that will cover your ears.

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Old 10-21-2008, 04:56 AM   #3
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Agreed. We were there in July, when it was HOT, and even then at the Grand Canyon it was chilly at night and early in the morning. So I'd definitely pack some cold weather clothes. Have you been checking the weather reports at the destinations? Only other key packing item is a good pair of close toed walking shoes!
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:41 AM   #4
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we have been checking the weather high 79 low in the 40's thanks you all your recommendations cindy
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:43 AM   #5
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We just got back a few weeks ago.
At night and first thing in the morning at the Grand Canyon and the Red Cliffs lodge were a little cool ... I brought a few pairs of pants and a lightweight jacket and it was fine. Most of the rest of the time it is warm enough to wear shorts.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:45 AM   #6
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We just got back a few weeks ago.
At night and first thing in the morning at the Grand Canyon and the Red Cliffs lodge were a little cool ... I brought a few pairs of pants and a lightweight jacket and it was fine. Most of the rest of the time it is warm enough to wear shorts.
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Thank you can't wait. Who was you guides. what did you do on you day on your own. Any suggestions where you ate also cindy
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:23 AM   #7
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I was on the trip with PrincessCindi and have to agree with her about what to pack. I would also pack hiking shoes or boots and a hat. Don't forget a bathingsuit for the white water rafting. Our raft got very wet, but the other two did not. One did not get wet at all. The time on your own goes very quickly as there is not much of it. In Sedona I would suggest the Cowboy Grill(?) for dinner. It was wonderful and there is not much else that has sit down dinners.

Our guides were Mike and Kourey and they were great. They definitely added to the experience. Ours was an adult only trip so I don't know how to compare one with kids.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:37 PM   #8
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Our raft got very wet, but the other two did not. One did not get wet at all.
Our raft got wet because Princess Cindi's boat made an unprovoked attack. Oh, and then we steered into the rapids deliberately. That's when my partner and Nordkin's partner went for a sponaneous swim in the Colorado!

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The time on your own goes very quickly as there is not much of it. In Sedona I would suggest the Cowboy Grill(?) for dinner. It was wonderful and there is not much else that has sit down dinners.
I believe it's the Cowboy Club, and I'd agree, looked like the best place in Sedona. It's a bit pricey, but we found that the rest of the dinners on our own were all pretty inexpensive, so it's a nice splurge. Try the game: the chili with venison, elk, and buffalo, the elk medallions, the buffalo filet. I'll leave the choice on Prairie Oysters to you!

On clothing, check out the Disney Shopping website; the Adventures by Disney fleece jackets we got are very nice and just the right weight for the evening temperatures.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:43 PM   #9
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Thank you everybody for you input. Living in florida is either alot of heat or a little bit of heat LOL
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Our raft got wet because Princess Cindi's boat made an unprovoked attack. Oh, and then we steered into the rapids deliberately. That's when my partner and Nordkin's partner went for a sponaneous swim in the Colorado!



I believe it's the Cowboy Club, and I'd agree, looked like the best place in Sedona. It's a bit pricey, but we found that the rest of the dinners on our own were all pretty inexpensive, so it's a nice splurge. Try the game: the chili with venison, elk, and buffalo, the elk medallions, the buffalo filet. I'll leave the choice on Prairie Oysters to you!

On clothing, check out the Disney Shopping website; the Adventures by Disney fleece jackets we got are very nice and just the right weight for the evening temperatures.
We are still talking about the rafting trip and how quickly you reacted. You are also correct that it is the Cowboy Club. I couldn't remember the exact name. The food was great as was our service. Don't let the salt crusted prime rib scare you away. It was not salty at all and was one of the best prime rib I have had in a while.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:09 PM   #11
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rafting question my dad is 83 would that be too much for him. He is very active. cindy
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rafting question my dad is 83 would that be too much for him. He is very active. cindy
We had several people in our group in their 70s. They grouped people into boats roughly by what I'll call "ability to tolerate adventure." The more senior boat made a gentle float down the river, and I think other than some wet feet getting in and out of the boat, emerged dry. The "rapids" are gentle, and in most places the boat can be steered around them. But there is certainly the potential to get bounced around.

So I guess it would depend on your dad. The river and rapids change during the year depending on water volume seasonally, so you'll want to talk to your Adventure Guides.
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:34 PM   #13
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thank you for the info on the rapids
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:50 PM   #14
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Just returned from the 10/12 Southwest Splendors tour. You'll want to pack long sleeve shirts, wind breakers and a jacket! Days were mostly warm...mayby 70 degrees at highest. It was 17 degrees one night in the canyon, so chilly evenings! I thought the Cowboy in Sedona was just ok. There's an ice cream shoppe just down from the Cowboy that served up the creamiest prickly pear ice cream. A must! Don't miss the Horseback riding in Moab, right there at the Red Cliffs Lodge. The float down the Colorado River was lots of fun, but don't plan on staying dry! Water wars are eminent. You'll have two of the BEST guides that ABD has to offer. Mike and Korey. Awesome energy, delightful, full of knowledge and always accommodating. Say hello to Mike and Korey and swing by the bar at Red Cliffs Lodge and say "hello" to Donna from one of the three amigos.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:40 AM   #15
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Thank you for your udate and info. Will make an effort to get to the bar and tell donna hello LOL cindy
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