We stayed here December 29 on our way to Tucson. By the time we got here, it was dark and cold. What a difference three months make. Trees are blooming. The sun doesn't set until 8pm as we have just crossed back into the Central Time Zone. We thought about taking a more northern route for variety and new scenery, but almost the entire drive today, a heavy bank of thunderheads was north of us. We guessed right!