1. Ask them, “That’s near California, right?”
Arizona is the 6th largest state in the US. While we are next to California, we are our own giant state. When The Big One hits and we have coastal property, you’ll know exactly where we are located.
2. Ask if it’s true that everyone here is conservative and Republican?
Like every state, we have our pockets of conservatives and liberals (by and large, Northern Arizona tends to be more progressive.) As a swing state, each party gets to celebrate now and then.