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TWX
2013-06-25 04:57:56 PM
We have wine country?

Does the Kokopelli Winery in Chandler count?
 
2013-06-25 04:59:28 PM
Every state has at least one winery. Many have mountains. Even lakes have beaches.
 
2013-06-25 05:00:36 PM
Hey, it counts if it's a beach on a dry lakebed, right? Right?
 
2013-06-25 05:01:03 PM
They make wine in just about every state.  Most of it is about as good as one might expect.

Before prohibition Missouri had the biggest wine production in the nation.  It was probably mediocre, but it was plentiful.
 
2013-06-25 05:01:15 PM
State tourism motto: See you down in Arizona Bay!
 
2013-06-25 05:02:02 PM
I have a buddy that lives in Glendale.   Whenever I visit, it's a day trip to Lake Pleasant.

www.ranger-forums.com
 
2013-06-25 05:04:13 PM
And a trip up to Jerome is pretty cool too...

www.jeromewinery.com
 
2013-06-25 05:04:17 PM

TWX: We have wine country?

Does the Kokopelli Winery in Chandler count?


How do you think I know that you've never been to Sonoita?
 
2013-06-25 05:04:32 PM
Otisville?
 
2013-06-25 05:05:54 PM
California finally fell into the sea?
Hmm.
For sale: Oceanfront property in Yuma.
 
2013-06-25 05:05:58 PM
Caduceus Cellars is in Gerome, run by Maynard James Keenan of Tool.

Went up into the mountains last year for the 4th and froze the first night.  This year we are taking the rolling house to Lake Havasu.  Only supposed to be 122 this weekend!
 
2013-06-25 05:06:03 PM

severedtoe: They make wine in just about every state.


EVERY state.  Even Alaska.
 
2013-06-25 05:06:21 PM
Lake Michigan has nice beaches with actual good sand and a lot of it.  Most lakes have a place where the water meets the land with sometimes sand dumped on top.  That is not a beach if we're not being pedantic.  If we're being pedantic, sure, the pond behind your house has a beach.
 
2013-06-25 05:06:37 PM
Sorry but you can keep your triple digit overcast days.
 
2013-06-25 05:08:40 PM
Because when you think of Arizona in recent years, you think, gee, what about tourism?
 
2013-06-25 05:08:48 PM
Isn't Lake Havasu where all the girls show their boobs?
 
2013-06-25 05:08:48 PM

whidbey: Sorry but you can keep your triple digit overcast days.


And the lakes are like a warm, nasty bath.
 
2013-06-25 05:08:50 PM

Solid State Vittles: severedtoe: They make wine in just about every state.

EVERY state.  Even Alaska.


This is true.  They crush grapes and age it in barrels in every state.
 
2013-06-25 05:10:00 PM
www.fadedindustry.com
 
2013-06-25 05:10:17 PM

Solid State Vittles: Even lakes have beaches.


I occasionally hear people from land-locked states say this.  On behalf of the coastal states, let me point out that the mud patch around a puddle is not a beach.  Beach is the thing with ocean all up in it.
 
2013-06-25 05:11:45 PM

jigger: Isn't Lake Havasu where all the girls show their boobs?


Yessir.  Its going to be epic for the 14 year old boy.
 
2013-06-25 05:11:53 PM
Arizona wines?  I'm assuming they sell whites only.
 
2013-06-25 05:12:23 PM

elguerodiablo: [www.fadedindustry.com image 500x281]


I have his 2009 chupacabra (signed bottle) sitting on my cupboards right now...
 
2013-06-25 05:13:05 PM
An Arizonan beach?

The whole farking state is sand!
 
2013-06-25 05:15:28 PM
water.... water....*gasps* .....taxi
 
2013-06-25 05:15:35 PM

elguerodiablo: [www.fadedindustry.com image 500x281]


Came for this.
 
2013-06-25 05:16:57 PM
I am not drinking any farking merlot
 
2013-06-25 05:19:16 PM

Honest Bender: Solid State Vittles: Even lakes have beaches.

I occasionally hear people from land-locked states say this.  On behalf of the coastal states, let me point out that the mud patch around a puddle is not a beach.  Beach is the thing with ocean all up in it.


As someone that lives about a mile or two from an actual beach, I agree, but I'm just sayin' that I'm just sayin'.
 
2013-06-25 05:20:05 PM
California beach:
www.destination360.com

Arizona beach:
i.azcentral.com
 
2013-06-25 05:27:19 PM

Honest Bender: Beach is the thing with ocean all up in it.


Michigan beach:
images.fineartamerica.com
 
2013-06-25 05:28:04 PM
I'll tell you what, you want  beaches, go to Boulder. They's all  beaches ...
 
2013-06-25 05:31:16 PM
Little known fact:  the oldest wine country in the U.S. is in New Mexico.
 
2013-06-25 05:39:13 PM
Arizona sucks dry salty balls. It's not the nature so much as the people who ruin it.

The article mentions northeast Arizona, like Greer, Lakeside and Snowflake.

Snowflake is where Arizona's recently elected junior senator is from...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnstanton/arizona-senators-son-used-homopho b ic-anti-semetic-language-o

It's pretty common knowledge in Arizona that there are some real weird fringe groups in some of these towns. The Snowfake/Lakeside/Show Low area is known for having some white supremacist hate groups, not to mention polygamist mormons. So, little "n*ggrki11er" Flake there going off spouting racist crap is more likely just him reflecting what he was taught at home rather than a rebellious kid who doesn't really understand what he's doing.

Nevermind all the other politicians and government officials who have been caught affiliating themselves with racism, creationism, scientology, general nuttery, other hate-based groups.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_City,_Arizona
http://www.rickross.com/reference/polygamy/polygamy4.html

As for wine country in Arizona... doesn't really exist.
 
2013-06-25 05:44:31 PM

Ambitwistor: Little known fact:  the oldest wine country in the U.S. is in New Mexico.


I know this!
However, the traditional NM wine is very, very sweet.  So many wineries are not worth visiting, IMHO.  The best exception in the old wine valley is the Rio Grande Winery near Old Mesilla.
 
2013-06-25 05:56:08 PM
jmomo:It's not the nature so much as the people who ruin it.
QFT
 
2013-06-25 05:57:13 PM
Checking in from Flagstaff.  All of you lowlifes stay away from here.
 
TWX
2013-06-25 05:59:46 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: TWX: We have wine country?

Does the Kokopelli Winery in Chandler count?

How do you think I know that you've never been to Sonoita?


Haven't spent much time in Southern AZ south of the Interstates. Prescott, Payson (I recommend the Knotty Pine Cafe), White Mountains, Oak Creek, all verrah nice and not hot. I know that it's cooler in Tucson than Phoenix on average, but not cool enough to justify staying down there too much.
 
2013-06-25 06:00:48 PM
Judging by the number of cars with Zonie plates on them I see every day, they must be talking about San Diego.
  Don't get me wrong, we like the money you spend here, just don't drive so damn slow on the highways!
 
2013-06-25 06:03:37 PM

TWX: Payson (I recommend the Knotty Pine Cafe),


Oh man, that's still there?  I remember going there a lot back in the 70s.
 
TWX
2013-06-25 06:07:08 PM

Zul the Magnificent: TWX: Payson (I recommend the Knotty Pine Cafe),

Oh man, that's still there?  I remember going there a lot back in the 70s.


It was a year ago. Decor, if one can call it that, was the same as it was when I was a kid in the eighties... The Formica maybe had a few more chips.

What is gone, and pisses me off, is the diner at Dateland. I had made a special trip to see it again and even though their website still showed the diner, it had been physically demolished and replaced by a farking Subway with an oversized crappyass giftshop. Fark Dateland.
 
2013-06-25 06:10:13 PM
Forget that noise.  Arizona is Arizona and, by crikey, that's good enough.  We already have a California.

www.azdesertsky.com

julian-richards.co.uk

t1.gstatic.com

cdn.c.photoshelter.com

I loves me some Arizona.
 
2013-06-25 06:16:20 PM

Bermuda59: Judging by the number of cars with Zonie plates on them I see every day, they must be talking about San Diego.
  Don't get me wrong, we like the money you spend here, just don't drive so damn slow on the highways!


How about a trade? You keep all the folks with Cali plates and/or "So-Cal/Nor-Cal" stickers out of AZ?
 
2013-06-25 06:17:52 PM

whidbey: Sorry but you can keep your triple digit overcast days.


It really is much better than your rainy, overcast years. 
/Came from Seattle
 
2013-06-25 06:18:44 PM
Arizona has some lame-ass amusement parks tho...

/So Cal is only 6 hours away
 
2013-06-25 06:23:58 PM

TWX: What is gone, and pisses me off, is the diner at Dateland. I had made a special trip to see it again and even though their website still showed the diner, it had been physically demolished and replaced by a farking Subway with an oversized crappyass giftshop. Fark Dateland.


Bummer.

/I understand that Minderbinders is a thing of the past too.
 
2013-06-25 06:24:36 PM

Soup4Bonnie: An Arizonan beach?

The whole farking state is sand!


www.mountainbikebill.com
You clearly know what you're talking about.
 
2013-06-25 06:24:47 PM
Legend City...   : (

/OK stopping the weepy nostalgia now.
 
2013-06-25 06:26:32 PM

Zul the Magnificent: Legend City...   : (

/OK stopping the weepy nostalgia now.


That's Wallace and Ladmo days.
 
2013-06-25 06:32:00 PM
1) Arizona has some amazingly beautiful mountainous areas. The entire Mogollon Rim, the Catalinas, and the Blue Mountains are all amazing.
2) No, we don't have beaches...we have rocks
3) Wine country here is MUCH better than you'd expect. There are many areas around Jerome, Camp Verde, Sedona, and, again, up on the Rim, that have good grape growing

We may have ridiculously hot summers, and some crazy ass, idiotic white people...but all-in-all, I love it here.
(and the polygamists aren't around ShowLow, they're all far, far north...ShowLow is a pretty happening place now, polygamy wouldn't fly)
 
wee [TotalFark]
2013-06-25 06:32:47 PM

Soup4Bonnie: The whole farking state is sand!


No, actually it's not even close to all sand. And you are an idiot.

ecmoRandomNumbers: That's Wallace and Ladmo days.


My crowning achievement as a child was getting a Ladmo Bag on TV. Turns out you can get really motivated to do well in the science fair if the winner is promised a coveted slot on the Wallace and Ladmo Show.
 
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