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« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2017, 09:51:22 AM »
Lack of humidity is the thing I love about the mountain west.  I am further north in SLC, but I gotta say, I have been surprised at how mild the winters here are compared to Indiana/Illinois where I grew up.

Usually the huge snowfall reports you hear in the national news are at the ski resorts several thousand feet above SLC.  And while it is true that we get several feet of snow each year, those snow storms are mixed between very moderate temps that melt the snow off between storms.  And it isn't unusual at all to get rain in the valley when it snows in the mountains.

That said, the winter I spent in Mesquite Nevada in 1989-1990 was the nicest winter I have ever had.
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    « Reply #26 on: January 27, 2017, 10:05:12 AM »
    You guys are really making me miss the West.
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    « Reply #27 on: January 27, 2017, 10:42:43 AM »
    I went back home to Mesa for Christmas and basked in the 65 degree sunlight for two weeks. Then I came back to SLC and have been frozen  and snowed on ever since. I always want to go back to AZ, until summer comes at least. Then I'm glad I'm in Utah.

    What I really need to do is figure out how to become a snowbird. Stay in Utah until the first snows, head to AZ, and then leave in early March when it hits 90 degrees. It's the best of all worlds!


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    « Reply #28 on: January 27, 2017, 11:11:53 AM »
    I went back home to Mesa for Christmas and basked in the 65 degree sunlight for two weeks. Then I came back to SLC and have been frozen  and snowed on ever since. I always want to go back to AZ, until summer comes at least. Then I'm glad I'm in Utah.

    What I really need to do is figure out how to become a snowbird. Stay in Utah until the first snows, head to AZ, and then leave in early March when it hits 90 degrees. It's the best of all worlds!

    I've always been curious about how snow birds generate income while away from home  :hmm.
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    « Reply #29 on: January 27, 2017, 01:14:18 PM »
    95% are retired, and come down for the golfing. We have golf courses everywhere...huge waste of perfectly good rifle ranges. It is funny when we get razzed by the Canukians wearing shorts and t-shirts while we are wrapped up in jackets and knit caps, but for some reason we just don't see them down here when we're outside in 115 degrees doing things....and they are hiding up north with the mosquitoes and humidity. :) We don't mind our winter visitors, they bring much needed dollars into the state, we just really, honestly, want them to just do that one little thing, drive like you have someplace to go. :)
    BTW, this is why I like to film my range videos in July - nobody else is out there. :D

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    « Reply #30 on: January 27, 2017, 03:18:23 PM »
    If your state is an oven for 11 months out of the year, can't that be considered a natural disaster?  :neener

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    « Reply #31 on: January 27, 2017, 03:53:27 PM »
    Better than a sauna. Which is what we have in Georgia.


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    I'll second that. I'm trying to get things set so I can return to AZ, but the location would have to be above 4500 elevation, otherwise I'm not going.


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    Re: Thinking about Arizona
    « Reply #32 on: January 27, 2017, 03:58:41 PM »
    I'll second that. I'm trying to get things set so I can return to AZ, but the location would have to be above 4500 elevation, otherwise I'm not going.


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    What's below 4500 elevation?  :eh
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    « Reply #33 on: January 27, 2017, 04:52:56 PM »
    What's below 4500 elevation?  :eh

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    « Reply #34 on: January 27, 2017, 08:23:45 PM »
    You guys are really making me miss the West.
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    « Reply #35 on: January 27, 2017, 09:24:58 PM »
    I was born and raised in Warren County, North Carolina. My extended family still lives there. If you visit there, half the people in the country have the exact same nose I do.

    Having said all that, I can't believe you left God's own backyard for anywhere on the east coast.
    Funny you say that.  The other day I was watching part of Last of the Mohicans, and after viewing the mountainous scenery - filmed in NC - I was thinking that there would be no better place to live. :shrug
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    « Reply #36 on: January 27, 2017, 09:42:23 PM »
    Funny you say that.  The other day I was watching part of Last of the Mohicans, and after viewing the mountainous scenery - filmed in NC - I was thinking that there would be no better place to live. :shrug

    it absolutely is the most beautiful country in the world and it is being spoiled by yankee, leftist, tree hugging, progressive carpetbaggers
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    « Reply #37 on: January 27, 2017, 11:12:40 PM »
    See?  Now that sounds a lot like Tucson to me.    :facepalm    Actually, referencing an earlier post, a few of our AZGO shoots have resembled a remake of Mad Max.    :hmm    At any rate Bud, if you decide to join us here you'll be among friends. 
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    « Reply #38 on: January 28, 2017, 10:44:05 AM »
    What's below 4500 elevation?  :eh

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    « Reply #39 on: February 04, 2017, 12:05:15 AM »
    I'd rather do 115 with 15% humidity than 90 with 80% humidity! Guns don't rust much, either. ;) Currently at approximately 1,400 feet above sea level. BTW, you know what you call people in Arizona with beautiful tans? Tourists - we natives know the Good Lord created AC for a reason. AND cold beer! :neener
    Yeah, Tucson AND Phoenix resemble Demonrat hellholes politically, but with state preemption laws, they can only fume and whine when law abiding gun owners go by. I think there are more Chicago expats in Phoenix than may be left in the Windy City! More good legislation of moving through our state houses, too.

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    « Reply #40 on: February 04, 2017, 08:34:15 PM »
    Funny you say that.  The other day I was watching part of Last of the Mohicans, and after viewing the mountainous scenery - filmed in NC - I was thinking that there would be no better place to live. :shrug

    Just a few weeks ago Sarge mentioned to me how my part of AZ looks like the Smoky Mountains of western NC.

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    « Reply #41 on: February 05, 2017, 07:29:49 PM »
    Nice.   :cool   
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    « Reply #42 on: February 08, 2017, 02:17:54 PM »
     :facepalm

    Here I sit in Waddell, bought a older Jeep to go exploring. Exploring used to consist of finding a old dirt road, (teaching the grandchild to drive).  Finding a nice flat spot, with a backing of dirt, (this then was for the .22 and shooting instructions). 
    The problem is, the wife had to move to Waddell from Prescott, (too cold).  Now the closest dirt road, not fenced, is around the Prescott area.  Every acre of dirt around Waddell is posted "no shooting", or fenced off.
    I spend some time kicking myself in the A-- for moving.  So now I sit in Arizona (Waddell) and think about Arizona (Prescott).
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