I Need to Get Back to Tempe
I'm not saying Arizona doesn't have it's drawbacks like any other state. Yes, Phoenix gets to be 120+ degrees in the summer, yes, Yuma and Globe are ugly, yes, Tucson is the bane of my existence. Seriously though, Arizona is the best state ever.
Out door pools stay open for months, there are citrus trees, smelling so orange-y and fresh. There are blue skys and palm trees and the cost of living is cheaper than California (and lets face it, the people are less annoying... no offense I have family in Cali, and I love them, my mom grew up in Cali and she is amazing, but lets get real people, California as a state is annoying. Or maybe I just think that because my boss is from LA.)
And don't forget about all of these places as well:
Grand Canyon (yeah, does your state have a natural wonder? I didn't think so.)
Plus, Arizona's state flag looks better than yours. Don't deny it, you know its true.
Furthermore, Arizona gives you a feeling unlike any other state. I recall, years ago, when these people got married, we went out on the town a few days later. (We not being myself, Paul, and Chelsea, because that would have been awkward. It was myself, Nate, and Ben Lewis, a friend of Paul's who had come down for the wedding.) We went to the Phoenix Zoo (also awesome) and then shopped in Scottsdale. (Okay, Nate shopped, I encouraged his purchases) ate Chinese food and listened to some live music at Desert Ridge. It was a gloriously perfect day. Ben Lewis, who, really, knows vibes better than anyone else I know said, "I really like Arizona, this place has such a good vibe. The people here are really chill. The atmosphere you know... its just really chill with a great vibe." I couldn't have said it better myself Ben.
What brings on this AZ adulation you ask? Today at work there were some AZ bashers, I couldn't stand for it. I love Arizona, and my family never had a pool.
Arizona is really America's best kept secret if you ask me.