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10 Signs You’re from the Southwest

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You just might be from one of the Southwestern states if …
  1. You know what a javelina is.
    Image via ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/US/javelinas-loose-arizona-schools-campus/story?id=20435155
    Image via ABC News
  2. You have a “secret” recipe for guacamole that you swear by.
    Image via Cup of Jo
    Image via Cup of Jo
  3. You’ve skied in a state that is best known for its hot, dry desert.
    Yep, that's Arizona.
    Yep, that’s Arizona.
  4. You decorated with skulls and Mexican blankets long before they blew up on Pinterest.
    DoradoMagazine_SouthwestStyle_Skull
    Image via Etsy
  5. You can point visitors to the nearest hike that features cave drawings.
    Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. Image courtesy National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/band/planyourvisit/painted-cave.htm
    Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. Image via National Park Service 
  6. You’ve driven for hours on I-10 in what seems like the actual middle of nowhere.
    Somewhere on a desert highway.
    Somewhere on a desert highway.
  7. You can name this creature:
    Hint: It starts with a "koko" and ends with a "pelli."
    Hint: It starts with a “koko” and ends with a “pelli.”
  8. The year is divided into two seasons: cold and hot.
    At least it's a dry heat?
    At least it’s a dry heat?
  9. You always order the hot salsa. (Sorry, Midwestern friends.)
    More heat, please!
    More heat, please!
  10. Two words: Fry. Bread.
    Image via Road Food
    Image via Road Food
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