Hubby and I are moving from Portland, Oregon to Phoenix, Arizona.
I know nothing about Phoenix, Arizona. I’ve always been a Northwest gal, so I did what I always do when I’m confused, I Googled:
1. Someone who lives in Arizona is referred to as an “Arizonan”.
Okay, this is an improvement from my current reference, “Portlander”, it always just sounded dirty… repeat it a couple of times, you’ll start hearing it.
2. Arizona once had a navy consisting of 2 boats on the Colorado River. They were used to prevent California from encroaching on Arizona territory.
Okay, so we’re at war with California… SWEET. Oregon’s been wanting to do that for years!
3. South Mountain Park covers more than 20,000 acres, making it the largest city park in the world.
Okay, that’s cool!
4. Some dangerous creatures living here include rattlesnakes, scorpions, wild boars, mountain lions, and black widows.
Okay, not cool, NOT COOL!
5. It is illegal to hunt camels in the State of Arizona.
Okay… I got nothing.
6. In the City of Glendale it is illegal for a car to back up.
Okay, no worries, we still haven’t fixed our gear thingy and our car ACTUALLY doesn’t reverse!
7. A saguaro cactus will take between 50 and 100 years to grow an arm.
Okay, that’s impressive, especially because they have to hold it up for that long… that’s what she said!
8. Average annual rainfall in Phoenix is only 8 inches.
Okay, that’s doable, I mean it’s not huge, but I can work with it… THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!!! teeheeheehee, okay sorry I’m done… THAT’S WHAT HE SAID!
9. The record for highest temperature was set on June 26, 1990 at 122 degrees.
Okay, that’s hot.
10. It is not unusual for Phoenix to record more than 100 days in a row of temperatures over 100 degrees.
Okay… um… ya… so… Hubby’s moving on his own.