My parents know how to beat the cold, rain and snow of the Pacific Northwest... they move to Yuma Arizona each October, not returning until April. My mom just sent these pictures of their little place down there. I can almost feel the heat, just looking at these pictures.
cactus garden plus quartz rocks and cactus skeletons
Crown of thorns
bougainvillea and black lava rock border
My dad and his bike. The source of much fun on the warm AZ roadways