Magazine article Sunset

Looking for Home. (from the Editor)

Magazine article Sunset

Looking for Home. (from the Editor)

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Last winter, I went to Tucson for a little break from the gray weather and cold in Northern California. Being in the desert was a new experience for me, a native Westerner who had never seen birds nesting in a saguaro nor tasted a prickly pear margarita. After a couple of days, I was sold on the beauty of the desert and started picturing myself living in one of those flat-roofed houses, sitting on my patio at dusk and gazing at the Santa Catalina Mountains.

The fantasy of pulling up stakes and living somewhere new tends to hit me wherever I travel in the West--Boulder, Colorado, or Bellingham, Washington, or Bend, Oregon. I'm captivated by new scenery and architecture, and the different pace that each city seems to possess. I may long for home by the end of the trip, but "trying out" another place makes me see the familiar in a whole new light.

That's why this month's story on the best places to live in the West (page 88) intrigues me. …

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