A long time ago I lived in Arizona.  It was a nice place to grow up, especially since we had Wallace and Ladmo and every day I rue the fact that my kids don't think of those two as family friends like I did, despite my having purchased several DVDs to round out their education.  It's just not the same. 

You know what we didn't have in Arizona?  Seasons.  Oh sure, you might remind me that it's a dry heat and as such, so much better than living in the swamp, but what you forget unless you live there for a long time is that it's never NOT a dry heat.  It might actually get cold a few times here and there, but that doesn't really change any of the vistas and sometimes you get a little tired of the yearlong Season of  Brown and pine for a real Winter or at least for leaves to fall off the cacti. 

That being said, there are many things I miss about living in Arizona.   You don't really realize how the desert becomes a part of you until you leave it.

You know what they do have in Arizona? Sunsets.  I really do miss the sunsets.  But every so often, you find a reasonable facsimile here. Of course, you have to get up at five a.m. to see it.