I love desert heat. When I was expecting my first child, I would escape to Death Valley in the summer to get more of the heat I craved. I visit friends in Phoenix in July, and have been known to head to southern New Mexico in the summer when it is just too cool here in Albuquerque.
There should be a word for it - that phenomenon of neglecting tourist attractions in your hometown. I grew up in southern California, and I have yet to visit Universal Studios or take a drive-by tour of movie stars' homes. I imagine there are Parisians who have never viewed their city from the… Continue