I have to say that I am, frankly, surprised at how much I've missed Arizona. I had no idea! I've always considered myself a California girl, and proud of it! No river or lake could compare to the ocean. Ever!
However, since arriving back in this state, I'm finding a wonderful peace, even without an ocean. I'm watching the colors wash across the mountains off in the distance this evening, and am reminded of the true beauty of this state. Now...if the ocean was here in Arizona? Perfection!!!