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Not living in AZ now, but went to college and pilot training there. Ditto on the Grand Canyon and Sedona. If your parents like things other-worldly the Meteor Crater outside Winslow is a real kick, though I hear it's getting touristy. Kitt Peak observatory has some interesting programs, you can get quite a bit of info from: http://www.noao.edu/kpno/

Don't forget to keep the eyes open for the sunsets - they're incredible.
They look better if you have a margarita in your hand, and you are watching them from a hot tub, like I intend on doing tonight!

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They look better if you have a margarita in your hand, and you are watching them from a hot tub, like I intend on doing tonight!
My preferred viewing venue was the cockpit of a T-38 -- but hot tub and margarita sounds pretty good right now!

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All sounds great....I know the sunsets are wonderful...

Personal preference is to be over 50,000ft to see the sunset....preferably in the front seat..

Quick further question...what is the road trip between Flagstaff and Monument Valley like.. a good drive or just a trek?

Thanks again guys...
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MAF,

Showing 184 miles, going thorough some nice mountains then high desert areas, most of it in the Navajo reservation.

You could do it in 4 hours or so if the traffic and weather is not too bad.

Joe

PS Jim, F5 was always my favourite but would stoop to a -38 if I had to!
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One vote here for the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. It's a cool tour of the facility where Pluto was discovered. Probably not worth a trip to Flagstaff just for that, but worthwhile if you're in/near Flagstaff.
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Naval Observatory too.
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PS Jim, F5 was always my favourite but would stoop to a -38 if I had to!
Now I'm having flashbacks --- #4 in a 4-ship with those beautiful jets silhouetted against an Arizona sunset. One of the most gorgeous sights I've ever seen.

Yeah, F-5 works for me, too!
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Jim,

Does this help?

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Joe, you have no idea what I'd do to fly one of those again! Have a friend who flew pretty much the USAF performance range: O-1 through F-106, U-2 and SR-71. I asked him what was his all-time favorite ride, and he said hands-down the -106 and the -38.

Interestingly the bottom pic is the one I use for my computer wallpaper. Thanks!

...guess we're straying from the AZ sights.

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All sounds great....I know the sunsets are wonderful...

Personal preference is to be over 50,000ft to see the sunset....preferably in the front seat..

Quick further question...what is the road trip between Flagstaff and Monument Valley like.. a good drive or just a trek?

Thanks again guys...
That's the road w/sunset crater and the wupatki anasazi ruins IIRC. You need something dirt capable to go to the ruins but it's a bulldozed dirt road and there was a ranger station somewhere.

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