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Old 07-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #15
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What time of year are the dust storms ??
We spend 3 seasons in Arizona near Tucson. Our daughter lives in Scottsdale so we travel I-10 often. We have been in very bad dust storms anytime between Nov-May. We're not there is summer but they have gotten sheets of dust a mile high blowing through. There's a specific name for them which escapes me right now. There have been many pile-ups and deaths attributed to the dust storms. The worst we were in came upon so sudden in December and we couldn't see but a few feet in front of us. One has a tendency to just stop but what is needed to do is to pull off the highway as far as you can. But when you can't see anything, what do you do? Hence, the pile ups. It's truly scary. It's a big farming area and the desert has been disturbed to nothing but loose sand/dirt. Personally, we would never stay in Casa Grande. Also, it's a far distance to the Phoenix area - about 40 miles just to the SW corner.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #16
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It is 1 hour PHX or Tucson to Casa Grande. When you are retired it doesnt matter.

PHX and such air quality = brown. Good shopping at Mesa Market. Apache trail, Roosevelt dam and a few things west are fun once.

Eloy airport is a the busiest sky diving place in the world. South of Casa. Free. They land 20 ft from you.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:44 PM   #17
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If anyone has not seen or been in a dust storm, here are pics that happend a few days ago....

Severe weather and dust storm hit Pinal County, but dissolve before reaching the Valley

The majority originate in the Casa Grande area and move upward toward Phoenix. Our daughter lives in Scottsdale and has had them come into her area. Like I've said, we have been in several as we drove on I-10 through Casa Grande. Not fun!
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Thanks for all the info
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We winter at Paradise RV Resort in Sun City, AZ (NW valley) and like it a lot. Mostly park models but plenty of RV sites as well and lot sizes are large in comparison to some. This is a friendly park with plenty of activities and a 'pet section'.
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If you like quaint little town nearby, beautifull sunsets, very large sites in the desert amoung the giant cactus great pool and hot tub, very dog frendly, try Desert Gardens RV Park in Florence, AZ. We have spent time there the last four winters and are always ready to go back.
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Canyon Vista in Gold Canyon is a nice resort. It has large sites and the folks are very nice.
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