August 5, 2020

Getting There

If you get overwhelmed making travel arrangements, we totally understand. It is harder to get places than it used to be, so let us all collectively groan about travel… and sigh… and then remember it’s worth it to get the renewal we crave. Travel is an adventure some of us love and some of us hate!

And if you worry about being away from home and what will you eat and wear and what will the people be like, yes, me, too! But then I think about never leaving home and how that will shape my future, and I start packing my bag.  For clothes.. nights could need a light jacket but bring comfortable clothes only.. this is girlfriends hanging out together learning and brainstorming. 

That said, more info can help fear dissolve or at least, let you pack.

A Question I would Ask if I were Coming to Williams for this Girlfriends Retreat

Where the heck is Williams, AZ ?

The short answer is on the historic Route 66, just west of Flagstaff in the cool, high country of Arizona, just a bit south of the Grand Canyon.

Map of Williams Arizona


Driving Directions to the weekend retreat will be e-mailed but to give you an idea…..

Exit 161 off I-40 going North towards the Golf course.  It is about 5 minutes from I-40

Can I get there in one day or do I have to come the night before?

You can get there in one day from most locations through Phoenix or Flagstaff. You need to be in Williams no later than 2 pm on Friday.

Consider coming in early or staying after and visiting the Grand Canyon or Sedona.

Williams Chamber of Commerce list of Motel/Hotels

Red Garter B&B Inn

The Canyon Country Inn – Great location in downtown Williams

Contact Carra Riley directly for extended stay times.

If you want to include a motel and a train ride to the Grand Canyon before or after the retreat you can find out more at

Where do I fly into?

Flagstaff   (FLG)  or Phoenix (PHX)

Flying into Flagstaff, you need to connect with US Airways. It is less expensive if you have FLG as your destination connecting through Phoenix on one booking. flies into Flagstaff.. FLG is the airport code

You can get a shuttle from Phoenix to Flagstaff but you might have to take a cab to the Flagstaff airport if you don’t make arrangements for the shuttle to drop you off at the Flagstaff airport in advance, so ask when making reservations .


The Shuttle Leaves every 2 hours from the airport in Phoenix to Flagstaff.  $42 by phone $38 online each way

Flagstaff Cab services – Flagstaff, Arizona - (928) 774-4444

Sun Taxi & Tours Flagstaff - (928) 779-1111

Apex Taxi 4025 East Huntington Drive, Flagstaff - (928) 779-0000 Need help? Call 800-327-7810.

Flagstaff is about 30 minutes away and It takes about 2.5 hours to drive from Phoenix to the retreat.


If you are coming early or staying later you can catch a shuttle from Flagstaff or Williams to the Grand Canyon

You can catch a shuttle from Flagstaff to Sedona if you want to stop there.  Then you can connect with a shuttle to Phoenix.


We will be providing 2 Shuttles from the Flagstaff Airport to Camp Civitan on Friday's at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. You should sign up for the shuttle service when you register if you need a ride from the Flagstaff airport to Williams  we will make sure there is room.

The cost will be $30.00 each way.

Sundays there will be one shuttle back to the Flagstaff airport at 12:30 p.m.

You can always rent your own car at the airport in Flagstaff or Phoenix Car rental at airport in Flagstaff  928-774-0010

Flagstaff Pulliam Arpt (FLGT01)

6200 S. Pulliam Drive
Flagstaff , AZ 86001

(888)826-6890 ext:MAIN

(928)774-3321 ext:LOCAL

You could fly into Vegas and rent a car there.  The drive time from Las Vegas will be about  3 hours and 45 minutes.


What do we eat?

Fruit, muffins, salad, chicken, veggies, all good things!

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.  Friday and Saturday night we can go into Williams on Rt. 66 to experience the fun and excitment.  Dinner will be on you. 

What time do we end on Sunday's?

We end after our closing ceremony and debriefing which should be about noon. .

Can I share a ride with someone?

If you are interested in carpooling from Tucson, Phoenix, Lake Havasu City or other areas, we will do our best to connect you with others from that area.  Please make a note of your needs on the registration form.  You can also post a need in the updates or start a discussion on facebook at


Get ready to giggle, unplug, flip your switch and reboot as the Cosmic Shift Happens You are going to be ready to embrace it and all the changes along with helping others once you get it all wired!  See you at the #GirlfriendsReboot camp!