One of the best things with where DraftyAriesMum and I live is that even when it's snowing, it rarely lasts more than a couple days before it melts and its warm again.
The summers are mild, occasionally into the triple digits, but even then it's pleasant.
It still gets doen into the 60's and 70's at night, which is good sleeping weather, and the winters are rarely below 25 as the low.
The sun shines 97% of the time, the people here are generally wonderful, and there's ample state and national forest land to explore on horseback.
The Grand Canyon is about a 2 hr drive, as is Phoenix. Tucson is about 4 hours away, Mexico about 5.5 hrs.
The climate is so such that you can ride comfortably all year long, and explore places you've never been before.
I suspect it would take someone a lifetime to explore the entire state, and at least 3-4 years of hard riding to hit all the trails in this area alone.
Feeling skittish? Don't.
Come visit, we'll all go play, and show you what it's all about here.
Just don't flip out when you see people carrying firearms on their hip wherever you go.
It's legal here to carry concealed without a permit, and we do take our 2nd Amendment rights very seriously.
Heck, if i'm not at work, my sidearm is on my hip.
And at work, it's in my truck, so I can put it on after work.
Sorta like the AMEX card....don't leave home without it!
I RIDE, THEREFORE I AM
COWBOY UP OR GO CRY IN THE TRUCK