I feel so sorry for all the people that lost their homes in the tornadoes. I haven't heard of any deaths, so maybe there won't be. Everyone seemed to know just what to do. I guess all that good training in schools, done by weathermen, teachers, and parents paid off. However, I am getting tired of hearing it, 4,5,6,and 10 pm.
I was asked why Arizona? Why not make my home in New Mexico?
I have visited New Mexico many times, as the LoW Hi Ranch is in Deming, NM. I can tell you there are not many stores there for shopping. Wal Mart, K-Mart is about it. There have been some new Dollar Stores, and I think a shoe store. You better not get sick either. For any real problems, you go to Las Cruces, about 60 miles away. For problems not serious, they do have a Minor Emergency clinic, and where I had to go was the E.R. and they messed up big time! My Doctor at home couldn't believe it. According to them, I was dead. Or close to it. Another patients records were attached to mine! If you remember it was just last Feb. when I was there, at the LoW Hi Ranch when all that freezing weather hit, and I ran out of LP. I really and truly thought I would freeze to death. NO ONE in that park would come and help me. The whole state had no elec. the park's water froze, so I had no water, they were out of water at Wal Mart. The winds were over 60 miles hour, and it was below 0!
Now, I have been there many many times and never had that happen, but it just takes one time to freeze.
Arizona? They do get high winds, and dust storms, and it does get cold. Where I want to go is in Cottonwood. It is sorta behind a mountain, sheilded from a lot of the wind and dust. Yep, gets cold, sometimes a dusting of snow. But, no ice like we get here in TX, and I have never heard of a Tornado in AZ. It is close to Sedona,a beautiful place. Not far from Phoenix, and Flagstaff. It doesn't get as cold as Flagstaff, and doesn't get as hot as Phoenix. Plus there is a Thousand Trails park I can use. And I have a friend that lives in Prescott! Now, why not?Life is short. I feel I need to go and see, try it out before I say no. It is about halfway from Texas, and Quartzsite, Las Vegas, and Southern California. All my favorites!