Friday, July 15, 2011

Arizona observations

The first week in July, Scott and I spent some time in Tucson and Phoenix. Here are a few observations I/we made while we were out there.

1. Once you turn the cold water into hot water, you're not getting it cold again.

2. Hair dries really fast.

Do not touch

3. Entering Millie's Pancake Haus lowers the median age significantly.

Sedona at sunset

4. If you're waiting for a left turn arrow, it won't happen till after the people who are going straight.

In the foothills

5. Flash flooding is no joke.

6. Palm trees are not just for the beach.

7. Every time I see the word desert, I think dessert.

8. The Metro is something you ride, not something you publish.

It was storming on our way to Sedona, but never on us. If you click on this photo to enlarge, you can see the rain coming down.

9. Arizona is greener than you'd think.

10. Dust storms are no joke. Of course, we were in the middle of the biggest one Phoenix has seen in decades.

Truck in the parking lot after the storm

11. Sunscreen is a way of life.

12. A Camaro is the car to have, apparently.

Sunset in Sedona
13. You can walk down the sidewalk without bumping into people.

Sunset from the hotel

14. You can walk down the sidewalk without breathing in cigarette smoke.

15. There is a mountain view anywhere you turn.

16.  The food can, in fact, give New York a run for its money. (Seriously. So good. So cheap.)

Grilled ham and cheese covered in Gruyere