The Friday Gathering – Arizona Edition

By glblguy


Within the next few hours, I’ll be back on a plane and headed home. I won’t get in until late this evening, but I can’t get home soon enough. I will say though that I was very pleasantly surprised with Phoenix Arizona. Arizona was not at all what I expected. Although I knew better, I had this vision in my of desert, sand, no trees, etc. The area is beautiful, full of palm trees, cactus, and gorgeous mountain ranges that just seem to pop-up out of the ground. The city of Phoenix is beautiful as well, with immaculately landscaped highways, cobblestone intersections, and water features everywhere. Everything here looks so clean, fresh and new.

Arizona is definitely a place I would like to visit again one day and hopefully even bring my family too. Arizona has been added to my list of places to vacation one day once we have the money saved to take an extended vacation out west. Even still, I can’t wait to get home. I miss my tree covered mountains, lack of flat land, and my beautiful mountain view. Although according to my wife it’s 17 degrees at our house this morning…I don’t think I miss that!


I’ve been trying very hard to remember to participate in blog carnivals again and did a fairly decent job this week. Here are the carnivals I was included in. Make sure you head over and check out all of the great reads:

I also submitted my best article of the week to the week: Surviving an Economic Recession to the Carnival of Personal Finance, but for some crazy reason the host, whom I refuse to link to didn’t include mine and a number of other really great posts from personal finance bloggers. What’s up with that?

The Gathering

Here are my favorite personal finance articles this week from the M-Network and other blogs on my blogroll:

10 Responses (including trackbacks) to “The Friday Gathering – Arizona Edition”

  1. Paul Williams @ Crackerjack Greenback Says:

    Thanks for the link, glblguy! I’d like to make it out west someday myself! Glad to hear you had a good time. :)

  2. Keith Says:

    Gald to hear you liked Phoenix but I’m a resident and I dearly want to leave this town. It MAY be good for visitors but living here is an entirely different story. I could go on about the hazards of living here but the best way is to sum it up with ” its turning into another LA”, some would say its already another LA. I have had a love-hate relationship with Phoenix but now its mostly hate. And this latest economic downturn is not helping any….

  3. Bible Money Matters Says:

    Thanks for the link! Don’t let that COPF get you down – we all know your articles are great! :)

  4. PT Money Says:

    Love Phoenix too. Spring MLB season is there. Very fun and frugal vacation idea.

    Yeah, I got left off the carnival too. Makes no sense.

    Thanks for sharing my article. Have a nice weekend.

  5. Pinyo Says:

    Have a safe trip home Gibble.

  6. Green Panda Says:

    Have a safe trip home Glblguy.

  7. Travis Says:

    Hey Glblguy,
    I’ve always enjoyed reading your blog and have to say that it’s probably my favorite read consistently. Just surprised to see you get so angry with the guy for leaving out your article you submitted to him and the comment you left for him on his blog. I’m sure your piece was top notch, but it’s his to do with what he wants. If it’s your carnival, you get to choose what articles you want right?

  8. CoolHappyGuy Says:

    Congratulations on being named to the list!

    It’s nice to see you getting the recognition you deserve.

    Keep up the good work!

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