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Surviving Sierra Vista (and enjoying it!)

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In the past month I have had the pleasureprivilege task of traveling to Sierra Vista and spending several days there for work.  Naturally, I was skeptical--how could anything an hour past Tucson be habitable?  Talking to coworkers, including a SV native, did not boost my confidence in any way.  Finding that the best accommodation available on my trip was a Comfort Inn really took the air out of any sense of fun an adventure that I had cultivated.  (there are more hotels than Comfort Inn).

Hold on, though!  It's not all doom and gloom!  Sierra Vista (Spanish for "mountain vista") is actually quite a beautiful area!  Well, to be clear, the natural surroundings are beautiful.  My first impression as I drove in was that it reminded me of Northern Tanzania and the Ngorongoro Crater area.  I realize that is hyperspecific and probably unrelatable, so my second impression might be more helpful.  My second impression was that it reminded me of Denver.  Namely the city (town?) is i…

Boo! It's Haunted House Time!

I'm not a fan of haunted houses, mostly because I have enough nightmares that I get the same effect for free on a nightly basis.  But I understand that there are people who love to pay money to be scared...or understand that it's a good date option because of the frightened hand-holding and arm-clinging (play on, playa).  With you all in mind, here are some unvetted haunted houses across the valley.

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