Labor Day has come and gone and all eyes are turned towards the #Holidays. Our warm climate in the Sonoran Desert affects the way we celebrate the seasons in Arizona.
Here are #5Things Arizonans do differently from the rest of the country:
- A cold snap in the #fall is when the temps never rise above 90. That is when we change our wardrobes from tank tops and shorts to T-shirts and shorts. In suitable fall colors of course.
- When my family lived in Colorado it was imperative that our son’s #Halloween costume was big enough to fit over a snowsuit. Here in AZ, little trick-or-treaters wear sleeveless princess costumes or a Ninja warrior T-shirt over shorts. And the trick-or-treating is done before nightfall…because, you know, coyotes.
- #Thanksgiving flag football games are replaced by a rousing game of water polo in the pool.
- #Christmas is the coldest time of the year in the desert. So we don long sleeved T-shirts with our shorts and top our cactus with Santa hats. I’m not making this up- some of those cactus are real sissies when it comes to cold weather- temps below 50 freak them out.
- #SuperBowlSunday is the biggest BBQ day of the year. We put a TV out on the patio, fire up the grill and watch the game in shorts and T-shirts…or while floating in the pool with an umbrella to provide shade.
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M.A. Simonetti is the author of the Malibu Mystery Series, which features Alana Fox, who is no Spring Chicken. You can read the first chapters to her book and order them here: https://bit.ly/2bjwfXr