Growing up in the Phoenix area in the late 60’s and early 70’s was a blast. Living in Pima County now, I still marvel at how jealous people down here can be toward the Valley of the Sun. I often visit Phoenix and enjoy it every time I go there. It has a few attractions that Tucson just does not have, a great airport for one. My niece loves the Nordstrom store at Scottsdale Fashion Square. If a car dealer is getting funny with you during negotiations you can just drive to Maricopa County where several dealers have dozens of the exact model you seek.
I could go on but Tucson is on the verge of catching up with Maricopa County in the important category of fine dining. In-N-Out Burger is coming to town! Actually we have known they were coming for a while but after a lengthy delay they have announced a specific date. Their first restaurant in Pima County will open in April at the El Con Mall in Central Tucson. In mid-summer their second outlet will open at the Arizona Pavilions in the fast growing town of Marana.
A trip to Phoenix will just not be as exciting.
Speaking of Marana, that is actually where the recent Accenture Match Play Championship was held, Tiger Woods and all. The tournament took place at the stunning Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain. It is good that Tucson will still have something of which to be jealous.