One Year in Sierra Vista

One year from yesterday (October 3rd, 2009) we arrived here in Sierra Vista, feeling more than just a bit shell-shocked and lost. A year later life is much improved, although I think we both (Bill and I) would move back east in a heartbeat. It’s not all that bad here in Arizona; we just miss family and the sense of normalcy that familiar environs engender. Every now and then, when I’m missing the green trees and sandy beaches of Florida, I make a mental list of what I do like about living here in Arizona. Here’s a few of those things:

What I like about Arizona:
• The lack of humidity
• The incredible vistas
• Rainbows
• Sky Islands
• The beautiful ornamental flowers & bushes
• New places to explore
• Hummingbirds

And, of course, there are times I make lists of the things I don’t like!

What I don’t like about Arizona:

• The lack of humidity
• The inhospitable terrain
• The cold west wind and snow in the winter
• The lack of large green trees
• The fact that the sand is not on a warm sunny gulf beach
• It’s too far from family, especially Miss Munchkin
• The fact that rivers rarely have water in them
• Tarantulas (I’ve only seen one, but that was enough)

Last night I saw the most incredible sunset on our way home from Mount Lemmon and Tucson. Arizona certainly can have some beautiful sunsets!

Sunset in Arizona

Sunset in Arizona

2 Comments

  1. I’ll share my water with you if you’ll share your hummingbirds 🙂

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