My parents live in Scottsdale (where all the pro athletes and celebrities get busted), just outside of Phoenix, so I make it out there once or twice a year. Nice place, but definitely too hot for me in the summertime. Any Arizonan would tell you "it's just a dry heat" though, so don't fall for that! You'll definitely never have a problem finding figures again though, Daniel, as Arizona is probably in third place behind only SoCal and Minnesota for most Targets per square mile.
Any chance for good pizza and bagels?
Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa. Tell 'em to play Star Wars. You'll feel like your 8 years old again (or maybe early teens, in your case). Love that place!
Also has a lot of nice casinos in the area.
Not in the Phoenix area that I'm aware of. What are you talking about? Have I been missing something during my trips out there?!
Find me a nice condo to spend the winters at when I retire please. Should be cheap about now.
My parents rent out several properties/houses in that area, including in Flagstaff (snow, like in Canuckia). Just say the word and I'll hook you up Brent. You'll get to see me at least every year, so that should be incentive enough, right? LMK...