I am a native of Arizona and proud to say that my family has been in Arizona for more than 100 years. I have lived the majority of my life in Arizona but I did complete my undergraduate studies in California and from 2005 to 2009 I lived in other states. I enjoy living in Arizona as both my immediate and extended family live here also. At the same time, I have many friends living in California (Los Angeles and the Bay Area (Palo Alto, San Jose areas)) and I loved the year I lived in Burbank, CA. While I most likely will stay in Arizona, I am open to the possibility of moving to California.
For fun I enjoy hanging out with friends at locations where we can have great conversations. This can be at a restaurant bar or coffee house. I also enjoy going to a sprots bar to see a game. (I am not one of those people that spends the entire day at the bar watching every football game of the day.) I prefer watching college sports over pro sports. As I am proud of my AZ roots, my favorite professional team in all major sports are the AZ teams. My favorite pro sport is baseball (Go D-backs) and I have rooted for the Cardinals since they moved here in the late 1980s.
I enjoy going to dinner followed by a movie, a coffee shop or sitting by the fire. I also enjoy cultural events such as the Opera, the symphony, and events that celebrate my Mexican-American heritage.
When I was younger I enjoyed hiking/camping around the state of Arizona and hope to begin hiking again. I also enjoy weekend day trips.