the list is pretty long... on both sides... but i figured i'd start off on a slightly nostalgic note [as opposed to bitter or resentful] and state a handful of things i will miss.... maybe this will turn into a miniseries of sorts. and then if you're ever considering visiting tucson, or moving here, you'll have some info... on to the things i'll miss....
- the abundant sunshine. every day it is sunny and warm here. every. day.
- the well-planned infrastructure. because tucson is more recently developed and planned, it is actually laid out with cars in mind. [as opposed to much of the east coast, which has roads that were designed with horses in mind.]
- cheap, fresh, available produce. being a hop, skip, and jump away from nogales [where a large percentage of the US' produce enters the country] means that there's always healthy food options, and they aren't marked up to accommodate for gas prices... or revolutionary wars in africa.
- not having to change the clocks for day light savings. daylight just stays normal. and that's kinda nice.
- breath taking sunsets. arizona and the west have some incredible, open skies... and they make for lovely sunsets. pretty much every day.
- eddie's food. eddie is the chef at the restaurant i worked at when i first moved here. and while i have enough negative memories of working there to last a lifetime [see this post] i keep going back there to eat, because the food is just. that. good. i think of it as so-cal meets mexican. it's fresh and light and delicious. my mouth is watering just thinking about it.
- the fact that no one ever expects you to wear stockings or pantyhose. ever. i don't care if it's a wedding or your grandmother's funeral. not. required.