Did you know that Arizona is more than Phoenix and Arizona State? It turns out this is very much true...as evidenced by my recent flight from Albuquerque, NM to Palm Springs, CA. The flight path was understandably mostly over Arizona and, well, let me tell you folks, most of the state is barren and dry and heavily non-populated. This is a photo I took from, I dunno, 3,000 feet up and it highlights the sheer emptiness of the area. But then again, not every state needs to be packed to the hilt with people (I'm looking at you, Washington D.C.).