Phoenix, Arizona April 2002
Finally we had time for some vacation. My wife Laura, my friend Lisa (often referred to as "my other wife" though there's no truth to that rumor) and I were all burned out and much in need of some time off. Phoenix seemed to be the perfect place to go and spend some time looking at some Wright buildings. We also had a great opportunity to work on our tans, since it was in the mid 80's and sunny the whole time we were there.
When the airplane landed, we were all STARVING and in need of some serious food. We wanted something with local flavor though... not just McDonalds. We found the perfect place.
Damn Good Ribs!
Need We Say More??
Gotta love that table.
The servers wear six shooters and the BBQ was really great. They definitely lived up to their sign.
After lunch we got down to the serious touristing. We went to the campus of Arizona State University where we toured the Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium.
Taliesin West tours took up most of the second day. We toured the apprentice shelters as well as most of the main buildings.
Day three started with brunch at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. We then got a personal tour of the First Christian Church. After lunch we went and looked at some homes that are not open to the public. The Norman Lykes house is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Harold Price, Raymond Carleson and Arthur Pieper each had Wright homes built in the area.
Click on the links on the left to see the photos of the different homes and buildings we toured.
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