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Route 66 motel El Travatore gets vintage makeover

Route 66 motel El Travatore gets vintage makeover.

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Celebrate with our 10 for $10 Anniversary Package

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa 6902 East Greenway Parkway • Scottsdale • Arizona 85254 Phone: (480) 624-1000
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In celebration of our 10 year anniversary, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is offering unprecedented savings on ten signature resort experiences.

Book your package and choose one of the following signature experiences per night’s stay:

  • $10 Signature Manicure at Agave, the Arizona Spa
  • $10 Signature Pedicure at Agave, the Arizona Spa
  • $10 Round of Golf at Kierland Golf Club
  • $10 Tasting at Deseo or Nellie Cashman’s: choice of one appetizer, one entrée, and one dessert
  • $10 Organic Spray Tan (25-minute) at Agave, the Arizona Spa
  • $10 Bubbles n’ Brunch for Two at Nellie Cashman’s (Sunday only)
  • $10 Kid’s Club (Full Day with lunch) for one child
  • $10 Pool Eats at J. Swilling’s Pool Bar & Grill: choice of two appetizers and two main dishes
  • $10 for $60 retail credit at Kierland Golf Club Pro Shop or Agave Spa boutique
  • $10 room amenity: Signature Fruit Basket with Wine and Cheese

Take advantage of this exclusive offer with rates from $159 per night! Available for stays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Book online or call 480-624-1202 and ask for rate plan TENTEN.

One $10 signature experience per night, based on availability. Rates based on availability, terms and conditions apply.

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Our anniversary. Your reason to celebrate.
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Nikon D300, AF-S 300/2.8 plus TC20E III (2x), tripod, ISO 400, 1/1000th second at f/5.6

With the summer heat firmly entrenched in Phoenix about the only place I’m getting out to shoot lately is the Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior, AZ. I keep seeing reports of a rare Varied Bunting there (usually only seen in AZ south of Madera Canyon), but whenever I chase the report I can’t find the bird. I was at Boyce on May 30, and again on June 5.

The Boojum Tree at the top of this post was taken on February 5, 2012, when it was showing a of color. I’ve tried getting decent images of this strange plant many times before against a clean blue sky, but thought I might get somethnig interesting showing it against the greens of other trees and bushes. Boojum Trees are native to the western coast of the…

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