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3 years 37 weeks ago, 5:49 PM

Vaquero

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Rank:
General of the Army
Points:
5482
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
West Texas

I have been to your great state many times, always for work. The Benson/Sierra Vista area, the Springerville/Eager area, the Navajo Reservation. My wife and I just returned about 1 hour ago from a 29th anniversary trip, by car, to some of the well known and lesser known regions of Arizona. WOW! I really had no clue. We visited 4 corners, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon South Rim, Flagstaff, Camp Verde, and Norh Phoenix before exiting thru Payson to Springerville. Sure, we had cloud cover and rain, that just made the Phoenix stop more enjoyable. For anyone who has not been to the Payson area, GO! Oh what I would have given for a good Harley! 3 hours of the best highway and scenery I have ever travelled.
I Love Texas with all my heart, but I'm looking west. Just looking and dreaming.
We will be back!
GOD Bless Arizona, Gov. Brewer and Sheriff Joe!

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
3 years 37 weeks ago, 6:21 PM

Schuyler

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Rank:
General
Points:
3905
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States

Us northerners have a little problem with the heat. I've lived within 100 miles of the OTHER border all my life. They say we don't tan; we rust. Seattle Rain Festival: September to May. 75 degrees is fucking HOT! Gimme a forest to hide from the Sun. And not having AC is not a real problem.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
3 years 37 weeks ago, 6:30 PM

Vaquero

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Rank:
General of the Army
Points:
5482
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
West Texas
Schuy

Man, that was the big surprise. 7000 ft elevations, forests like Colorado, rain. Payson is totally alpine. I never would have guessed. It actually reminded us of the Lake Tahoe area. Yeah, really!

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 6:57 PM

ecaman

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Rank:
General
Points:
2613
Join Date:
Jul 2009
Location:
Payson, UT, United States
Vaquero

We lived in Payson, AZ for a couple of years. (Rather incongrous that we're in Payson, UT now!) My wife loved it, and loves the roads around there. We were through there earlier this year, and she got as much pleasure driving the roads as ever.
For me, I'm a flatlander. I was raised on the plains, and that's what I'm comfortable with. If I never drive in the mountains again, it will be fine with me. The Wasatch Mountains are all around us here, the closest a mile away, and I can see them outside my windows, and from my yard. If I never go into them again, it'll suit me just fine.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
3 years 37 weeks ago, 7:12 PM

Vaquero

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Rank:
General of the Army
Points:
5482
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
West Texas
ecaman

Flatlands were all I knew for about 25 years, and hot wind. Payson just seemed like the exact opposite. For me, a perfect get-away. I need another week off!

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3 years 36 weeks ago, 12:03 PM

Larry Wagner

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Rank:
Lieutenant General
Points:
1859
Join Date:
Nov 2009
Location:
Arizona, United States
Arizona

Thanks Vaquero,
I was born & raised in Phoenix, moved back East to Maryland & lived a bunch of years & now I am back home in AZ. The "Thanks" is for all the good things you had to say about Arizona. In these rough times it's good to hear. Real nice for a change. Glad you enjoyed it & hope you come back again. Take care & be safe.

Any day above dirt is a good day!!! My New Motto: Where Do I Sign? (Oh yes I would)
3 years 36 weeks ago, 4:27 PM

Reaper308

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Rank:
Secretary of Defense
Points:
6226
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
Airstrip One, Oceania
Payson

I'm up on the Mogollon Rim on the Hwy 260 side and the rim lakes area at least once a month. That’s our favorite area to camp. On the Strawberry side every couple of months. If you ever have a chance to stop by Fossil Springs near Strawberry, you won't be disappointed! So I’m in Payson quite a bit. We’ll go to Sedona and Flagstaff every couple of months as well. All of AZ isn't desert, and I'll look for any excuse to get out of the valley. I don't go South of Phoenix much. We used to go to Tucson and Nogales quite a bit, but I've only been to Tucson a couple times in the past few yrs and haven't been south of the border in 5 yrs.

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
3 years 35 weeks ago, 11:00 PM

TLtactical

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Rank:
Major General
Points:
611
Join Date:
May 2010
Location:
Gilbert, Arizona, United States
Vaquero

You should have said something... We would have taken you on the grand tour! Sent you home with some cool toys and made the trip all the more exciting!

Best Regards TL “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ---Aristotle Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC - 322 BC)
3 years 35 weeks ago, 11:18 AM

Vaquero

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Rank:
General of the Army
Points:
5482
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
West Texas
TL,

I'll dang sure let you know next trip!
There will be a next trip!

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