Taste of AZ
My family was relocated to Arizona for my Dad's job when I was a kid in middle school. I went from 2-4 feet of snow in Fargo, North Dakota to everyday sunshine in Mesa, Arizona. This was short lived, we ended up in Washington state, but it was just enough to get a taste of the blue sky, hot desert climate.
I have lived in Arizona, purchased my first home there, my employer is based there, and I use to love spending winters in my van at all the www.maricopacountyparks.net.
I highly recommend visiting the Grand Canyon National Park, and Arizona Regional Parks when temperatures are below 100 degrees! If nothing else, hike Camelback Mt. in Scottsdale to get a taste of what Arizona can offer.
R.I.P. Beth, Miss you
Some of my Arizona family at Bri's graduation.