As I mentioned before, Sun City, where my grandparents live is a retirement community. So instead of making a bunch of recommendations to this chain restaurant or that, I’ll just give you a quick sample appreciation of Arizona. When I was mentioning to people that I was going there, the general consensus was “OMG it’s so hot,” and “Ugh, ew” but honestly I adored it so much. The landscape was perfectly manicured, peppered left and right with succulents and fruit trees. It got up to 95 degrees while I was there, but it felt more like 80 degrees feels here in Denver. The sun was shining, we had one glorious rainstorm and OH the architecture is completely to die for!
If you like the desert, you’ll like Arizona. I love the desert and well, I’d rather retire in a desert than a swamp any day (no Florida for me).
I could do a whole photo study on Arizona’s plant life. There are so many variations of exotic plants! That’s definitely one of the (few) things that irks me about Denver, it’s too damn unpredictable here to keep plants alive for long. Sure we have sunshine, but the weather is manic all year round. I loved walking around and smelling fresh oranges and lemons everywhere. I hear it’s even more fragrant in March and early spring. Check out the architecture too:
I went totally selfie crazy in Arizona. There were amazing pastel colored buildings everywhere and my skin was so happy to be there. Up next are the botanical gardens and Phoenix museums!