The temperature this morning at 8:00 it is 53 degrees outside and 74 degrees inside. This is why we endure the 100 plus degrees in our summer days! at 3 o’clock this afternoon, it wa 76 degrees inside and 76 degrees outside. Perfect !!!!!
The only heat we have in our condo is a small electric fireplace, and it is adequate.
There are many benefits of Luke Air Force Base
living in Phoenix, apart from the beautiful winters. We are close to the mountains, and we have several lakes in the vicinity. It is only about a 5 or 6 hour drive to the ocean, and it is only a 4 hour drive to Mexico.
We have wonderful shopping centers in both the heart of the city, and in the surrounding areas.
For sports fans, we have the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Phoenix Cardinals. The city is already preparing for the 2000 Super Bowl which will be held here, in the beautiful new arena.
Did I mention Casinos? I believe, at last count, there were 21 casinos in Arizona. There is one only 4 miles from my home and it is being enlarged. Personally, I am looking forward to the buffet and the other 4 new restaurants in the re-vamped casino. 3%
The population, according to the last census report, is 1,445,000.
Demographics (approximate figures)
African American 6%
Native American 2%
IT IS ALSO A BEANUTIFUL DAY IN PHOENIX BECAUSE:
I have been accepted by Amazon and I have made my 3 ales
Two of my posts are indexed by Google
I have made 98 cents !!!
As previously stated by another Wealthy Affiliate member: “NOW I KNOW THE SYSTEM WORKS !!”
Now I am looking forward to more indexing, more traffic, and more money!
AND I am happy living in this city. Another great thing about living in tis area is Luke Air Force Base. My husband is retired Air Force, so we can take avantage of the many facets of the Base.
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE
Luke Air Force Base was named after Second Lieutenant Frank Luke, who was a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor and was the #2 United States Ace in World War I.
Lieutenant Luke was killed when his plane was shot down in the skies over France.
Luke Field, Oahu, Hawaiian Territory was previously named in his honor.
In 1940, the U.S. Army sent a representative to Arizona to choose a site for for the first building at what was then known as Litchfield Park Air Base. an Army Air Corps training field. The City of Phoenix bought 1,440 acres of land, which they leased to the government at $1 year. Del E. Webb Co. began excavation for the afirst building of what was then known as the Litchfield Park Air Base.
Soon after combat started in Korea, Luke Field was reactivated in February of 1951, Luke Air Force Base, part of the Air Training Command (ATC), under the reorganized United States Air Force.
When 1at Lt. Joshua Padgett completed the F-16 basic training course on March 8, 2000, he became the 50,000th fighter pilot to graduate from Luke AFB, since the Army Air Forces started training there in July 1941.
SOME OTHER PHOENIX POINTS OF INTEREST:
The Desert Botanical Gardens:
A 140 acre Botanical Garden located at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway in Phoenix, in central Arizona. Closes at 10 pm. 480-941-1226
Camelback Mountain is a mountain in Phoenix Arizona, its name is derived from its shape, which resembles the hump and the head of a kneeling camel. The elevation is 2,704.
Two hiking trails ascent 1280 ft to the peak of Camelback Mountain.
Arizona State Capitol
The Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, was the last home for Arizona’s Territorial Government, until Arizona became a state, in 1912.
Initially, all 3 branches of the new state government occupied the 4 floor of the statehouse. A the state expanded, the branches relocated to adjacent buildings. It is an old building with unique architecture.
1720 W. Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Nearby restaurant: La Canasta Capitolo, 1733 W. Van Buren
I hope, that if you are not a resident of Arizona, that you will visit soon (in the spring or fall), and visit some of the unique places The valley of the Sun has to offer.
I would not recommend visiting in the summer, as it takes years to get used to the heat….but the winters are worth it !!!