So, there are definitely things I miss about Arizona…

1. Amazing Mexican food–like the homemade guacamole my friend Flores (a.k.a. Erin) makes, the Shrimp Burritos we used to get at the little dive name Robelto’s in Coolidge, or the Pollo Fundido at LB Inn in Florence.

2. LOST marathons with Momma Dawn and Poppa Mark.

3. The great friends we made.

4. The crazy weather

Now, don’t get me wrong, I definitely don’t miss the 8 months of oppressive heat the locals call “summer” because, let’s face it, dry heat or not, when it’s 115, it’s too #&$*%^ hot. But I do miss monsoon season.

I miss watching the dust storms roll across the desert valley like some Biblical plague, engulfing everything in their path, before giving way to the thunder and lightning and torrential rain that can flood the roads and wash away careless motorists. Momma Dawn and I actually had a bet going whether or not Steven would end up on the nightly news being rescued by helicopter after trying to drive through a flooded wash. Fortunately, we ended up moving before Steven ever got bored enough to actually try it.

This year has been quite the year for crazy weather in Arizona (of course, the year after we leave), and Flores sent me this video tonight from a wedding she attended just last month. Her husband Ervin was even a groomsman!

All I want to know is, whose idea was it to hand the groom an umbrella?

Tonight’s 365 Project entry is dedicated to all of our Arizona friends. We’re happy to see you’re surviving the storms!

About the Author Lori Romano

I am a writer, photographer, wife, mother, dog owner, half-assed housekeeper and a self-proclaimed coffee and chocolate addict. One day, I will write a book.

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