One thing that's new in this tradition-laden time of year (at least, new for us in Phoenix) is the light rail. It's "grand opening" was this past Saturday.
On that historic first day, I bundled up, and - with some careful cell phone coordination - boarded the same train my parents had gotten on a few stops before.
We enjoyed the view as we zipped through town to the Heard Museum.
The light rail will be free to the public through New Year's Eve. So, if you're looking for some cheap entertainment - hop on!
This would also be a great thing to do with kids. Little boys are especially fascinated with any kind of vehicle. Visit one of the sites along the rail or just ride a few stops and come back.
Photos by me.