Another beautiful boondocking day in the Arizona desert. There's other parts of the country that I would like to try to spend the winter in but if I only had a choice of one place it would be southern Arizona. The combination of mild temperatures and low humidity overshadow any downsides southern Arizona may have for me.
Now I know the desert may have a lot of downsides for some folks, for instance the lack of what normal people would call a tree might bother some folks. Or the fact that almost all the plants have stickers might be considered a problem in some circles. And I'm pretty sure the thought of encountering a rattlesnake might keep some people locked inside their car when they visit. But for me those things are just part of Arizona's charm.
Now the summer is a whole different matter, you couldn't pay me to stay here in the summer. I've spent short periods of time here in the summer and hot doesn't come anywhere near describing what a summer day is like in southern Arizona.
If you've ever been baking something in the oven and you open the oven door to check on things and all that heat comes boiling out of the oven right in your face, that's the way it feels when you open the door of an air conditioned car on a summer day in southern Arizona. It literally takes your breath away.
But being a full-time RVer like I am, Arizona's problems in the summer are meaningless and of no concern to me. There's a reason RVs have wheels, Arizona in the summer and Colorado in the winter is that reason.
At the end of this road lies a desert treasure more valuable than gold