I first visited Arizona in 1970 with my friend Conrad Martin. We were both in the US Army stationed on a missile firing range in New Mexico. We had a long weekend and travelled to his parents home in Phoenix. I do not remember much about that weekend except that it was the very first time that I ate a taco. His mom made great tacos and I was hooked forever.

My next trip to Phoenix was much later. In 2001 we journeyed there to witness the marriage vows of my nephew to his beautiful bride. I loved the desert setting of the wedding reception and the joy of being with my family. While there we also visited Tempe for a university visit for my daughter who was in high school. And I remember it being over 100 degrees.

... a place that I have been to ... part of the A to Z series.


  1. Great post, and great idea, wink, wink! Glad you are going to be a part.

    1. Thanks for the inspiration Gregg. Love the idea! Heading over to your blog right now.


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