Why I Live in Catalina AZ

It’s beginning to cool off, just a bit here in southern Arizona. Nights are in the 60’s, last night it was the high 50’s. I am refreshed and excited for the cool temps. Although I would prefer it to be truly fall, this preview is giving me all the feels. Soon long sleeves won’t be relegated to storage in a closet.

I love my cold weather gear. Living for a while in Tioga, ND was stellar for this cold weather lover. I adore coats and jackets, boots and scarves, pulling on a knit cap and gloves for a

Catalina Bonfire

walk outside, and having bonfires.

I love that my grandson and nieces and nephews know when they come to my house we will have a fire!

This was part of my motivation to find property out here. We are rather rural (though the city is creeping closer,) Catalina is 12 miles

Santa Catalina Mountains

north of Tucson, behind the Santa Catalina Mountains.

We are also 1000 feet higher than Tucson which provides slightly cooler temps (still get 100 in the summer) and

Snow the next day on our road

often have snow every winter.

We’ve have snow stick to the ground for several days which gives me massive joy. My friend called one morning to ask if the snow was still on the ground and when I confirmed it was she came out with her daughter to play. You can tell by the pic the snow was still falling. It was fabulous.

Kristen and Taylor in the snow

So this winter weather fan is happy the temps are cooler and the days are shorter.

So my friends what is your favorite season?

Cheers!

-N