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#1 of 5 Old 02-24-2010, 10:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi!

DS, DH & I will be visiting Scottsdale the first week of April. We'll be staying at my mom's place. Would you mind answering a few questions for me?

1. What should we expect from the weather? Will it be warm enough to swim outside?

2. I don't have any summer (or even spring) outfits for my LO. What should I bring for him to wear? Shorts & tshirts? Or will he need long pants and / or sleeves?

3. Any suggestions for how we can get from the airport to my mom's place? We will NOT have a carseat with us on the plane. Good taxi services that have carseats that we could use? Maybe a car service? We were NOT impressed with the SuperShuttle last time- we waited forever at the airport and no shuttle ever came- we ended up paying an arm and a leg for a cab.

4. We've never been there with kids before. Any ideas for fun things we could do? We don't want to travel to anything (ie Sedona is too far)- but we'll go anywhere in the Phoenix area up to Cave Creek / Carefree.

Money is an issue- we're not going to travel like monks, but we definitely need to be frugal.

Thanks in advance mamas!

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Really? No one? What did I do wrong?

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Sorry, Belia, that no one answered right away...so I'll take a stab at your questions.

1. Yes, it may be warm enough to swim, but it depends if the pool is heated or not. Our pool at home is not heated and is usually not comfortable/warm enough to swim in until May.

2. Definitely will not need long sleeves/long pant in April. It will probably be in the 60s/70s/80s/maybe low 90s. Bring summer clothes, and maybe a light jacket for evenings, but you probably won't need it.

3. Sorry, I don't know of any good transportation recommendations that would provide a carseat, other than car rentals.

4. Fun things for kids: Phoenix Zoo, Children's Museum of Phoenix, McCormick Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsale, Arizona Museum for Youth in Mesa.

Have a great trip!
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HI,
IMO bring summer clothes for the day and longer clothes for the evening, dress in layers...

also bring a car seat, borrow from a friend, pick up one at a kiddie resale shop if you dont own one but you will need one here. how do you plan on driving aroudn town w/o one?

There is a great kids museum in downtown phoenix, its about $10 each to get in... its very cool and everyone loves it.

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also bring a car seat, borrow from a friend, pick up one at a kiddie resale shop if you dont own one but you will need one here. how do you plan on driving aroudn town w/o one?.
My mom has a van with a carseat out there at her place. But she will not be there, so she won't be available to pick us up at the airport. We basically need to get from the airport to her empty house.

It's good to know about the Children's Museum. There are several around here, and DS loves going. I kind of feel funny because we're going to Arizona from freaking cold, snowy CHICAGO! We should be outside!!!

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