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Old 07-09-2009, 10:16 PM
 
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"At Del Web you won't find anyone out in July....I'm 62..."

I take it you live in Sun City or Sun City West (or Grand or Festival, etc). Those are nearly ghost towns in the summer because there are so many part-time residents.
One thing I have noticed: there are not a lot of kids out playing in the heat of the day in the summer. Not saying this is good or bad, just something I've noticed.
Also, if you've ever returned to Phoenix on I-17 Sunday afternoon/evening, you'll note the surprisingly large amount of traffic. Enough people have the good sense to "escape" to the mountains on weekends during the summer months.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:00 PM
 
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Plenty of people, including kids, playing outside during the summer. However, even children know it is best to play outside during the morning or early evening save activities like swimming, etc. This is true for those that golf as well. I do not golf but I hike throughout the summer. There is a way of handling yourself in the heat but it isn't the deserted desert some try to portray.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Tempe
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Plenty of people, including kids, playing outside during the summer. However, even children know it is best to play outside during the morning or early evening save activities like swimming, etc. This is true for those that golf as well. I do not golf but I hike throughout the summer. There is a way of handling yourself in the heat but it isn't the deserted desert some try to portray.
Yup that true and remember we use to always play outside in the summer and I remember the playgrounds everything was made of metal. No plastic crap like now. I jusy think kids today have more distractions like videos games t play. Otherwise they would be outside more.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:11 AM
 
Location: AZ
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If you’re planning to move here be prepared to be nuked. In July the golf courses are empty and the swimming pools don't have anyone in them. Trying going to the lake and you will be alone. The only thing to do here in July in sit in an air condition place like the movies, mall, store, or home and watch TV. Forget about outdoor stuff unless you’re like to play with a sun stroke. If you just have to move here visit in the summer then make your move in the other seasons so the shock isn't so great.
Sounds exactly like 6 months of crap winter weather back east. The golf courses are closed, swimming pools are drained for winter, and the lake is frozen. Forget about outdoor stuff unless you are wearing a snowmobile suit and you like to flirt with frostbite. Seeing the sun is like seeing a friend you haven't seen for weeks. There's nothing to do but sit inside like at the movies, mall, store, or home and watch TV. How about trying to drive on ice and snow, shoveling, and all the other things that people claim to love so much about the misery of winter. You can't go outside for five minutes in winter, without putting on layer after layer of clothing.

Our worst in Phoenix, can't touch the worst that winter dishes out in northern climates. You don't have to shovel the occasional rains, or the ample sunshine. In fact, summer in the desert doesn't require you to do anything major, just so that you can live in it. In a northern winter, you must clear snow from your driveway just to get to the street. You must scrape the windows of your car if you leave it outside. You must wear gloves, boots, hats, and heavy coats, or you risk getting ill or getting frostbite. Think electric bills are bad? Try heating a large house all winter. Half the winter sports that people do are just thinly-masked drinking events anyway (ice fishing and snowmobiling are the first that come to mind) which is probably why they are tolerable. Anything is fun if you pour enough whiskey on it. Skiing is enjoyable, but again, requires tons of forethought, wardrobe planning, and equipment, to be comfortable and able to do it. And it's only "good" in a few places.

Give me a hot summer over a cold, snowy winter any day. At least you can enjoy the mornings and the late evenings outside without making a production out of it.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:26 AM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Yes, ice fishing is more of a "social" event. Keep the beer in the shanty or it'll freeze.

Snowmobiling?

The most often asked question while ridin' a machine:

How far to the next bar?



Skating & skiing are another story. For obvious reasons....
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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If you’re planning to move here be prepared to be nuked. In July the golf courses are empty and the swimming pools don't have anyone in them. Trying going to the lake and you will be alone. The only thing to do here in July in sit in an air condition place like the movies, mall, store, or home and watch TV. Forget about outdoor stuff unless you’re like to play with a sun stroke. If you just have to move here visit in the summer then make your move in the other seasons so the shock isn't so great.
Speak for yourself. The golf courses are far from empty. I walked 18 holes last friday and the course was packed. Granted they arent like during the winter months but people are out there. As long I drink plenty of water I'm fine. I actually do more outdoor activities in the summertime due to there being more daylight. You've obviously never been to a water park or tubing down the salt river in the summer. Those places are packed with plenty of people who can stand the heat.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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If you’re planning to move here be prepared to be nuked. In July the golf courses are empty and the swimming pools don't have anyone in them. Trying going to the lake and you will be alone. The only thing to do here in July in sit in an air condition place like the movies, mall, store, or home and watch TV. Forget about outdoor stuff unless you’re like to play with a sun stroke. If you just have to move here visit in the summer then make your move in the other seasons so the shock isn't so great.
NOT TRUE. On weekends Saguaro and Canyon lakes are very busy.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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today very hot not a good day to be even a little over weight stay inside ...
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Sounds exactly like 6 months of crap winter weather back east. The golf courses are closed, swimming pools are drained for winter, and the lake is frozen. Forget about outdoor stuff unless you are wearing a snowmobile suit and you like to flirt with frostbite. Seeing the sun is like seeing a friend you haven't seen for weeks. There's nothing to do but sit inside like at the movies, mall, store, or home and watch TV. How about trying to drive on ice and snow, shoveling, and all the other things that people claim to love so much about the misery of winter. You can't go outside for five minutes in winter, without putting on layer after layer of clothing.

Our worst in Phoenix, can't touch the worst that winter dishes out in northern climates. You don't have to shovel the occasional rains, or the ample sunshine. In fact, summer in the desert doesn't require you to do anything major, just so that you can live in it. In a northern winter, you must clear snow from your driveway just to get to the street. You must scrape the windows of your car if you leave it outside. You must wear gloves, boots, hats, and heavy coats, or you risk getting ill or getting frostbite. Think electric bills are bad? Try heating a large house all winter. Half the winter sports that people do are just thinly-masked drinking events anyway (ice fishing and snowmobiling are the first that come to mind) which is probably why they are tolerable. Anything is fun if you pour enough whiskey on it. Skiing is enjoyable, but again, requires tons of forethought, wardrobe planning, and equipment, to be comfortable and able to do it. And it's only "good" in a few places.

Give me a hot summer over a cold, snowy winter any day. At least you can enjoy the mornings and the late evenings outside without making a production out of it.
You are speaking to the choir here, sir. This coming from a Wash DC native who hates '4 season' weather.

In all fairness: for those of us who need/want to live in a (barely) '4 season' climate, there is always Prescott. Its average daytime high in January (the coldest month) is 50F and it is usually sunny
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: USA
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but but... i thought June was the hottest time of the year?
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