"Wonderful land of wide open spaces" Phoenix by Maria250

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The northeast corner of Arizona adjoins CO, UT, and NM at what's called The Four Corners. That's the place where four states come together at one point, and where above the aircraft came into Phoenix for landing at Sky Harbor. To me who deeply loves the South of the states and who has been almost no where else than there, Arizona was much of a difference to the fine, flowery and modest marvelousness of spots like NC, SC, TN or TX.
Yet Arizona too puts out its welcome mat at the door of genuine American hospitality. And what a great opportunity to get away from it all, and getting to know nature and wonderful rural people. Arizona is famous for its deserts, its large Saguaro Cactus (can grow up to 40 feet), and most for its Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and also one of the most photographed icons of the West.

The Code Of The West
Write it in your heart.
Stand by the code, and
it will stand by you.
Ask no more and give no less than
honesty, courage, loyalty, generosity,
and fairness.

Unbelievable, yet a big part of Arizona is covered with green, with pine forest (the north central part that spreads southward into NM), and with grasslands south of Tuscon. Plus Arizona has many lakes and streams, dairy and cotton farms. Arizona varies from about 70 feet above sea level near Yuma, to about 13,000 feet near Flagstaff.

Phoenix has actually about 200 days and plus, of sunshine each year. It is fragmented into many neighborhoods and suburbs. Greater Phoenix includes the older North Central Phoenix area, which extends through the central Camelback corridor to just past Northern Avenue. North Central is relative as the area has grown so much in recent years. Beautiful upscale mansions and stately homes grace this area which is dotted with fragrant citrus trees.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:More than 200 sunny days a year.
  • Cons:Can't think of any.
  • In a nutshell:Rugged yet extra ordinary beauty.
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