Our family moved to the Coachella Valley Desert (Palm Springs, CA area) when I was 5 years old. I graduated from Indio High School, I did move away to San Diego and lived there for a short while. Then my husband Retired from the Navy and we moved back to the Coachella Valley.
So I have been in this Desert 70% of my life, and every time I drive to Arizona I wonder why our Desert isn't the same as Arizona's Desert. Their desert is so green: