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    Flight of the Saltire to Downtown Phoenix

    We decided it was time to show the Saltire a view of downtown Phoenix -- our nation's fifth largest city. The skies were unusual for Phoenix -- overcast. Tour guides were Retro Red and Spartan. (Kilt information: Retro Red is wearing a box-pleated kilt by Matt Newsome in the Arizona Tartan. Spartan is wearing a made by himself X-Kilt.)

    A view of the uptown skyline from Steele Indian School Park


    At the Central Ave & Camelback train station -- Piestewa Peak is in the background. Piestewa Peak, formerly known as Squaw Peak, is named for the first Native American woman to die in combat in the US military and the first woman soldier to die in the Iraq war. Watch for more about Piesewa Peak in an upcoming adventure. See here >>>Saltire has mountain-top experience


    A stop for lunch at Seamus McCaffrey's -- finishing off a wee dram


    Phoenix City Hall in the far background


    US Airways Center -- Home of the Phoenix Suns basketball team


    Chase Field -- Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team


    Hard Rock Cafe


    In front of the Herberger Theater


    The restaurant at the Top of the Hyatt rotates a full 360 degrees every hour


    Stay tuned for more adventures of the Flight of the Saltire!
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    Last edited by Spartan; 20th June 09 at 06:48 AM.

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    Hey... Those places sound kind of familiar.

    Sounds like fun.
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    Great shots and you both look grand.
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    Nice photos. Reminded me of when I was assigned to Phoenix back in '95. I can only compare wearing wool suits in Phoenix to walking around in my own private sauna (oh to have been wearing kilts then.) Thanks for posting the photos, it's good to the little airship getting out.
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    It sure gets around.
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    Great photos

    Cheers

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    Wonderful photos. Great tour. And here I thought the little ship had left town.

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    Keep your hands off the Saltire, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan View Post
    A stop for lunch at Seamus McCaffrey's -- finishing off a wee dram
    I've always wondered what fuel could possibly keep the Saltire flying for so long. I should have known!

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    Nostalgic for sure. 35 years in Phoenix. I helped build the America West Arena...aka U.S. Airways Center...

    I like Dolan Ellis' name for Phoenix - The Electric Anthill -

    Glad the blimp thingie made it to the Sonoron Desert....and the Arizona tartan still has me salivating....someday...some way.

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