Thanks for your reply. This morning my wife and I were pleased to make it to Scottsdale in one hour. We leave home at six AM, and the drive has always been longer up until today. When Saturday rolls around, we might do a little shopping and play cards or dominoes with friends in Sun City West. We talk about travelling Arizona, but presently don't have the energy or the means to actually do anything about it.
You and I have the same attitude about stereotypes. History should teach us that people do things for their own reasons, which can be complicated and hard to understand.
One of the stereotypes about hill-country Alabamians is that planters forced them off better lands and into the wilderness. Scholarly writers will make that assertion, along with others like them. Anyone who knows these people understands that nobody "forces" them to do anything. They lived in the hills because that's where they wanted to live.