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    Nov 18, 2014 5:45 AM GMT
    We have some great things to see in the Sunny Southwest.

    Phoenix has changed a lot. The people are warm and friendly, good eats and we have more resorts in our town than most. I know some world class hiking areas and you can go nude in many of these places.

    Other area like Jerome, Tucson, Sedona and Scottsdale are a slice of warm southwestern hospitality.

    I am not just talking it up. It's really unique here in our desert and you might be pleasantly surprised.

    Oh, I am happy to answer any questions you might have about the fun placesicon_wink.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    Nov 18, 2014 7:02 AM GMT
    Fuck that going to Aruba soon!!!
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    Nov 19, 2014 2:45 PM GMT
    I lived in Phoenix for 6 years and loved it. Tons of stuff to do and was active all the time. Was planning a trip back there this winter but was invited to go to see my brother's new house in Florida.
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    Nov 19, 2014 3:11 PM GMT
    I like Phoenix. Love that dry heat.
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    Nov 19, 2014 3:12 PM GMT
    I lived in Tucson and liked it but would not move back.
    -an odd environment, felt like living in a dynamite pond, no main street, odd mix of retired, military base, boomers.
    -the summer is very warm and turns the seasons around so you tend not to be very active in the summer.
    -i can say i never seen it rain so hard fast as when i lived in AZ so odd weather is possible in the arid environments too
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Nov 19, 2014 5:38 PM GMT
    I loved Arizona when i visited years ago.

    Now live in Izmir with mild climate..
  • ai82

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    Nov 20, 2014 4:37 AM GMT
    I went to Arizona once. Stayed in Scottsdale and visited Phoenix and Sedona. The red rock of Sedona is probably one of the most beautiful places I've visited. If I remember correctly it was chilly in the evenings (I went in December), and it seems like I hear about floods happening there though.
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    Nov 20, 2014 6:48 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidHow unbearably hot does it get during the summer?


    We had a wet summer and it wasn't that hot. July is the hottest month, but it's not unbearable. We do have air conditioning.

    Now, it's perfect. Affordable and fun. Oh, there are far places like the Bahamas, Hawaii and even Aruba, but ARIZONA is a desert and it has some great adventures!!!

    I am loving it
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    Nov 20, 2014 9:06 AM GMT
    Water shortages?
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    Nov 21, 2014 4:15 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidWater shortages?


    Oh no, none here. We are water shortage immune.

    Great canals that carry water from the lakes that hold the run off from the many mountains in the area. We also have one of the largest man made underground lakes in the world. It's completely full now!

    I have a really nice winter lawn that I water and citrus trees too. We're not anything like So Cal.
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    Nov 25, 2014 12:50 PM GMT
    Plus, YOU'RE there! icon_lol.gif

    :::::booking a trip now!::::::
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    Nov 25, 2014 3:10 PM GMT
    Sounds lovely.

    If you're white and 'straight acting'.
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    Nov 27, 2014 5:39 PM GMT
    I'm heading to Phoenix in January for my next work assignment and would like the city's natives to give me a few pointers. I'm working with my housing coordinator to find a place but most likely I'll be staying in the Ahwatukee area and from what I hear, this is a nice area. But the pointers I'm looking for are:

    - local restaurants
    - sites to see
    - gyms that have an indoor lap pool

    Not interested in gay bars or clubs. Thanks!
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    Nov 28, 2014 2:40 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidI'm heading to Phoenix in January for my next work assignment and would like the city's natives to give me a few pointers. I'm working with my housing coordinator to find a place but most likely I'll be staying in the Ahwatukee area and from what I hear, this is a nice area. But the pointers I'm looking for are:

    - local restaurants
    - sites to see
    - gyms that have an indoor lap pool

    Not interested in gay bars or clubs. Thanks!


    You would love the downtown Phoenix vibe better than Ahawtulee. People are friendly and we actually have a rich culture and heritage that is mixed and diverse. I wish people like the above would stop trying to brand us with the past.

    The city is not like other pockets or areas in Arizona. I live in the most conservative city as ranked by a few polls. Mesa, is cool and people respect others even if they are gay or have a different skin color. I know, I have lived here for a long time!!

    Th phoenix public market cafe was just given the Restaurant of the year award and the area is fun with some nice gyms around like the downtown phoenix YMCA or Golds and even 24 hour fitness near. We have hiking up the street at the north phoenix mountain reserve and world class resorts for sun and day spas.

    Come on down you'll love it!!!
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    Nov 28, 2014 4:13 AM GMT
    ^^ Thanks for the info! That's very helpful but I have several housing options besides the Ahwatukee area so I'd like your opinion. The other two streets that I know where the housing are:

    - 44th street and Oak
    - Maryland and 17th ave

    I'm not sure where exactly the downtown area is located so let me know please if either one of those is close. But to be honest, every time I hear downtown of any city, I always think of horrendous, expensive parking. I hope I'm wrong about downtown Phoenix. Your input is very much appreciated!

    By the way, have you been to Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale? The restaurant was featured in Gordon Ramsey's show Kitchen Nightmares. Based on the TV coverage, the owners are insane. Just wondering if any of that coverage is true.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 06, 2014 5:49 PM GMT

    Why escape the coldicon_question.gif Winter can be a very beautiful time of the year. It is all in your mind.
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    Dec 09, 2014 8:01 PM GMT
    ^^ It is until you have to deal with mountains of snow. I'm pretty sure the people in Buffalo are not enjoying their pre-winter season.
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    Dec 09, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    Erik101 said^^ It is until you have to deal with mountains of snow. I'm pretty sure the people in Buffalo are not enjoying their pre-winter season.
    FYI, Buffalo itself with the exception of its south side didn't get that much snow. The heaviest snow fell in the southtown suburbs and outlaying towns further to the east. But most of Buffalo itself along with all its northern suburbs were largely spared the worst of the November snowstorm. As of now (12-09-14) there is no snow on the ground.
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    Dec 09, 2014 11:33 PM GMT
    Yeah ok! Hey OP, please PM when you get a chance. I have a couple of more questions about Phoenix. Thanks!
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    Jan 07, 2015 6:42 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidYeah ok! Hey OP, please PM when you get a chance. I have a couple of more questions about Phoenix. Thanks!


    Hey,
    Sorry for the late response....way stupid busy with my work.

    Perfect days are here. OMG......I had the air conditioning on today in the car it was warm driving.

    Great out now and sunny. NO RAIN!!!

    75 Degrees Fahrenheit!


    Tue 6
    Sunny

    76°

    42°


    Wed 7
    Partly Sunny

    71°

    49°


    Thu 8
    Partly Sunny

    66°

    46°

    Fri 9
    Partly Sunny

    67°

    46°



    Sat 10
    Partly Sunny
    66°

    45°

    Sun 11
    Partly Sunny

    66°

    47°


    Mon 12
    Partly Sunny

    68°

    46°









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    Feb 18, 2015 4:29 AM GMT
    Yes,

    It's warm here.....sunny and perfect to go for a nude hike. Unlike back east, we are not buried in snow in the "valley of the sun". Summer is far off and if you can get out why not visit us here. You may never go back!!

    I am sure you need a break of deep relaxing sunshine....lol

    Had to rub it in!!

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    Feb 18, 2015 3:01 PM GMT
    Lake Erie is 100% frozen over slight indication winter life in NYC or Buffalo sux. Dont know if this even has any meaning to Phoenix or Tucson.

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    Feb 18, 2015 3:17 PM GMT
    2bnaked saidWe have some great things to see in the Sunny Southwest.

    Phoenix has changed a lot. The people are warm and friendly, good eats and we have more resorts in our town than most. I know some world class hiking areas and you can go nude in many of these places.

    Other area like Jerome, Tucson, Sedona and Scottsdale are a slice of warm southwestern hospitality.

    I am not just talking it up. It's really unique here in our desert and you might be pleasantly surprised.

    Oh, I am happy to answer any questions you might have about the fun placesicon_wink.gif


    My mother and dad were snowbirds and had a double wide trailer in Apache Junction. I loved hiking in the mountains and climbing up Superstition Mountain. Loved the Apache Trail and Tortilla Flats. I'm going to be a snowbird there myself in about 10 years. I want to ride my bike every day there.
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    Feb 18, 2015 8:15 PM GMT
    Ithaca, New York's Tourism Board Gives Up, Invites Visitors to Head to Florida Instead

    Ya gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em! icon_lol.gif

    http://www.people.com/article/ithaca-new-york-florida-tourism
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    Feb 19, 2015 2:59 AM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite saidIthaca, New York's Tourism Board Gives Up, Invites Visitors to Head to Florida Instead

    Ya gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em! icon_lol.gif

    http://www.people.com/article/ithaca-new-york-florida-tourism
    there is a possibility that this frigid, harsh winter might encourage me to move out of upstate New York and head a little further south where there is still a four seasons but where the winters are not as frigid and harsh. I Could use some warm Arizona sun right now. I Am sick and damned tired of freezing my ass off.