Honoring Ole Glory - Arizona Style!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

Honoring Ole Glory 

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Arizona Style

American Flag At Night Marriott Timeshares Phoenix

For Father's Day weekend, I treated my husband Rick, my son Ricky, and his son Tristan to a few days at the Marriott Timeshares at Desert Ridge in Phoenix/Scottsdale area.  We haven't had any time off this year so this was a real treat for all of us. 

I was very surprised to see how Ole Glory stood out in this portico (above). The light was shining on it proudly and we had to stop to get a photo. 

Desert Ridge Resort - Flags and Palms

On Father's Day, we were able to spend time at the Desert Ridge Resort.  Tristan loves the "Lazy River" so we had to take advantage of that.  On the way back to the car, this image just stood out.  I personally love our "State 48" flag, and when it is flying next to Ole Glory, I always pause and take it in.  The double row of Palms just adds to the beauty of the flags.

 

Tuckered Out Tristan

Tristan had his fill riding the innertubes on the Lazy River.  The image below was on our way to Roy's in the resort for a wonderful Father's Day meal.

Ricky, Rick, and Tristan on Father's Day at Desert Ridge Resort

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The next three images are the way I decorate my cottage with red, white, and blue.

Flag on light

Flag in front of cottage

This bottom image is some red, white, and blue in the backyard garden. I am all set for the 4th of July!

We wouldn't be able to celebrate our flag and all these wonderful holidays if it wasn't for the Heroes who came before us.  I always remember that.  It is the reason I respect our flag and take so much pride in it.

God Bless America... Land of the FREE and Home of the BRAVE

Sphinx in Background

Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it.  It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.  - Unknown

 

This is Part 3 of the June Challenge - "Ole Glory Coast to Coast" by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, and Endre Barath, Jr. 

Comments (27)

Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Ole Glory certainly looks good there!  It looks like Tristan is worn out from a lot of swimming, haha.

Jun 30, 2022 05:37 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - Thank you so much for the feature.  Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.

Jun 30, 2022 08:06 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, sounds like the boys had a great Father's Day, and what a great treat.    You do nicely with your 4th of July decor!

Jun 30, 2022 09:56 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - Thank you. I thought I would highlight the Father's Day weekend.  I wanted to post this earlier but I have not been able to until now.

Jun 30, 2022 11:42 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - I posted all 3 links to his post in one comment.  I do like to check out Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho posts on Fridays. 

Jun 30, 2022 11:44 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thanks so much Buzz Mackintosh.  I wish you a wonderful 4th of July!

Jun 30, 2022 11:45 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker - We have one or more family dinners every week and I always like to get flower arrangements that are perfect for the current date.

Jun 30, 2022 11:47 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX - Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Jun 30, 2022 11:48 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Brian England - It is very hard to keep him out of the water.  Last year, we were at the Westin timeshares in Kierland and Tristan continued up and down the water slide all day.  He fell asleep in 3 minutes!

Jun 30, 2022 11:50 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - Yes it was a great weekend.  Rick and I stayed until Thursday before coming home. It was a working vacation. I was negotiating contracts.

Jun 30, 2022 11:56 AM
Joan Cox

Too bad you cannot get away and NOT work, it would be more relaxing.   That is why I took on Laura.   I watched her business when she went to Europe.

Jun 30, 2022 11:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Sheri, for sharing your family experience and your photographs.

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Jun 30, 2022 12:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Sheri- it sounds like you all had a wonderful Father's Day weekend. I especially love the pic of Old Glory at night!!! I have a small US garden flag out front as well as a larger one but I should do some red, white and blue elsewhere. 

Jun 30, 2022 05:28 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sheri - I know that one.  We had a restaurant a Desert Ridge.  I used to stay at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn.

Jul 01, 2022 04:19 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning Sheri Sperry - MCNE® .  Your first pic with the blue light setting of the 'Stars and Stripes' is quite striking.  I also enjoy the flower arrangement in red white and blue.  Mark

Jul 01, 2022 06:40 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

What an exciting time for all the "boys" on Father's Day weekend Sheri, and glad you included all your photos that told the story even better!

Jul 01, 2022 07:28 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Sheri:

Sounds you all enjoyed some well-deserved time off. I really like that first photo - how nice to see at your arrival.

What a nice, and colorful, tribute to Ole Glory!

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Jeff

Jul 02, 2022 12:34 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sheri and thank you for sharing all of the old glory in your area.  Make it a great 4th!

Jul 03, 2022 07:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, you time away sounds very nice, other than a bit of work!   Great photos of Ole Glory, mine is hanging outside now.  Took down my Avalanche flag.

Jul 03, 2022 02:22 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Sheri! Love your post and thank you so much for participating in June's challenge. 🇺🇸

Love that photo of the portico and your decorations are beautiful too. I've never heard this quote but, love it:

Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it.  It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it. 

Enjoy your Independence Day!

Jul 04, 2022 10:44 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Sheri,

I hope that you and yours enjoyed a wonderful Independence Day weekend !

Bob

 

Jul 05, 2022 02:15 PM