Molly, and I spent from Wednesday through Sunday with Mark and Melinda Merrill at their new 2nd home in Gold Canyon, AZ. We had a wonderful time. We golfed, went to see Avatar, attended a flea market, and a high end art show in Scottsdale. They live about 45 minutes south of Phoenix and it took about an hour from the airport to their home. It was great to spend time with them, and enjoy their home. We also drove to some small communities, Globe and Inspiration, which are mining towns. They were pretty sad, but the copper mines were unbelievable. Miles and miles of huge excavation that has been done over the decades.
The interesting thing about AZ is that it doesn’t look like there is much in the way of land zoning and planning. There is so much land that it doesn’t appear that much consideration is given to density.