Flagstaff is a college town (enrollment 29,569), population is 72,402 including university students, people coming up from the desert for heat relief, large Native American population, tourists. It's also known for its high-tech and science development centers such as the Lowell Observatory, the United States Geological Survey's Flagstaff campus, and the United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station. 15th largest city in Arizona.
I wonder what he was thinking (I know oxymoron) regarding his assimilating into a new, smaller town. City vs Small Town living are night and day. Did Las Vegas have a parade in his honor when they rolled in? Meri's neighbors bold rejection totally blind sighted them, popping the ego balloon. Back to living on the downlow like in Utah.
From the article: "Meanwhile, one might think that the family could make friends if they attend the local Mormon church. After all, there are members of the Apostolic United Brethren in the area. But according to “Leslie Seaman, the church’s stake president of the Flagstaff Arizona East Stake, he ‘never met Kody or his family.” Notably, Leslie insists their church doesn’t ‘support polygamy.”
Looks like the faith avenue isn't going to work out for them either.
Maybe people are not embracing the Brown's from what they have seen portrayed on the show, especially Kody. Would you invite them over for a barbecue?