Since I was 16 and had a pen pal who lived in Mesa, AZ, I've had a fascination for this state. In my high school yearbook - Class of '66 - it quotes me as saying that I plan to do a lot of travelling, especially to Arizona. Well finally in 2008 I set foot in the Valley of the Sun...and it was everything I had imagined it would be, and more. We go down now as often as we can, three or four times a year if we can manage it. We have friends down there, and a place of our own in Surprise to stay in, and are looking forward to spending the winter months down there as soon as Lloyd retires.
Lloyd could spend all his spare time down there golfing, but I prefer sight seeing so we do a lot of that too. Thanks to some bloggy friends from Arizona I'm generating a list of places to see in the Phoenix area first, and further abroad later.
Today we found another source of information on what to do in Surprise, AZ. My sister called from Winnipeg (unofficially named Winter-peg for obvious reasons) to tell us of an article she saw in their local paper. Its about a new reality show from Surprise, AZ, not unlike the Bachelor, but the participants are Seniors! It debuts tonight and we've got it recording so we can watch it after the hockey game is over.
Here's the clip Wendy sent to us:
Another raunchy reality show, but it's not teens, it's uh... seniors? - Winnipeg Free Press
I'm not recommending the show because I haven't seen it yet and it may really be too "raunchy" for us, but I figure it's worth checking out anyway. The only reality shows I watch are Survivor and American Idol so this one may be a little out of my comfort zone, but I'm attracted simply by the face that it's focussed in my home-away-from-hometown, Surprise.
I'm really looking forward to going down there in a couple of weeks, reality show or not!