My wife Darlene and I are from Chicago originally. I grew up in a 3 room apartment on the 9th floor of Hotel on the north side.
My Polish Princess is from Logan Square on the north side also. Only Warsaw has more Poles than Logan Square !
We moved to Phoenix in 1979, following the Blizzard of that January. After 16 years in the Valley of the SUN,
We actually bought a 38.00 acre parcel on top of a plateau at 6100' elevation.(we are view freaks) at Sierra Verde Ranch in
December 1996. We had a 5 year plan to actually be living on our mountain. We were living in Cave Creek, Arizona at the time
on an acre. We were modest "Land Barons", Just north of Phoenix. We became driven with our alternative, could not take
urban life anymore and actually moved here in March 1998. Fifteen months from purchase to realization.
WE JUST DID IT !!! OOOOH RAAAAH !!!!
Turned out to be the best and smartest move we ever made.
When we first bought here my Princess asked;
"DO YOU ACTUALLY THINK HUMAN BEINGS COULD LIVE UP HERE" ???
I responded, I don't know about human beings Sweetie but You and I are going to be living here pretty soon.
Today my inner city Chicago Polish Princess is quite the Mountain Woman !!!
23 Years later and my Bride of 47 years and I, are Still Rockin it on the Mountain !!!