I fell in love with the idea of living in Scottsdale way back in about 1983. I was working in Northern Arizona and had come down to “the Valley” (as Arizonans call the metro Phoenix area). I found myself in Scottsdale during the annual city-sponsored Culinary Arts festival. It was March so it was still cold in the northern desert (and back home in Castle Dale as well) but it was warm in Scottsdale. There was green grass, music, friendly people and amazing food everywhere.
That’s when I decided I would come back someday and see if living in Scottsdale was as great as it seemed it would be. After finishing a University education, obtaining a wife and fathering a first child the opportunity came to move to Scottsdale. I’ve never regretted it.
If you have to live in a large city (and I do because of my profession) I can’t imagine a better one. This photograph of Marguerite Lake is from last summer’s Monsoon season. As you can see from the photo, we live in an urban environment but it’s a beautiful one. The skies during the Monsoon season can take your breath away – particularly at sunset. Hope you enjoy the photo.