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Old 11-23-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Buffalo New York (upstate)
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We're moving from Buffalo New York and relocating to Gilbert AZ at the end of March 2009.......what should we expect weatherwise in our travels as we will be driving a moving truck with car in tow
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Buffalo New York (upstate)
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Cool Horror Stories

I have heard alot of horror stories about the insects etc. in Arizona
Any critters to worry about in Gilbert ??
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Buffalo New York (upstate)
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Places to see and things to do in and around Gilbert.....
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Buffalo New York (upstate)
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Are there alot of job opportunities in the Gilbert Area ??
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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The bugs are not a big problem for most people out here. Jobs in Gilbert--I don't know, other people will chime in. You might have to commute like most do.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:14 AM
 
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sunny, always sunny

and get rid of your snow shovel

you're not going to be needing that anymore!
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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Pattybug, congrats on your move and safe travels. Have you ever been to Gilbert or the Phoenix area before? Based on your questions it sounds like you might be moving out here without a serious previous visit. Never a good idea. Hopefully, in this economy, you already have a job lined up. Good luck!!!
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Many of the questions you are asking are redundant to other threads already here. It might save you time to read them.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: arizona on the border
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The states you'll be traveling thru are all prone to spring storms. Getting into Arizona, assuming you will come in on I-40 and Flagstaff...you could possibly, but not probably, run into a late winter/early spring snowstorm. I wouldn't bet money on it.
After Flagstaff, begin shedding clothes. Shorts and T shirt(or less)by the time you reach the turnoff to Prescott.
And yes, leave the snowshovel and scrapers for your neighbors.
Bugs....other than scorpions, everything else should be similar to what you're used to. Oh, maybe Palmetto Bugs, but they're probably about the size of a NYC cockroach, only live a few days and are totally harmless. Just shocking to see that 4-6" monster flying blindly towards you.
Gilbert.....growing and changing daily. If you don't find what you want there, drive a few blocks/miles to the next suburb, repeat as needed. Valley of the sun is something like 50-75 miles across.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:05 PM
 
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Oh yeah, and make sure you have an emergency kit ready!! You may not need a snowshovel but keep the ice scraper and winter stuff you normally keep in your car just in case. You won't need it for Phoenix necessarily but you may need it on your trip!

We moved from Albany to Phx and took the southern route. I forgot the highways but once we hit I-10, we headed west. It may be more miles but if there is a winter storm, it may not take longer.
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