|Saguaros at the Desert Museum|
The time spent with Andrew and Ben was rejuvenating. They were enthusiastic and excited about everything: The cacti, the sunsets, the mountains. We did all the major touristy things: Arizona Desert Museum, Bisbee, Kartchner Caverns, Mount Lemmon, Downtown, San Xavier Mission. We went out to eat and had enchilada night at home (where I made not one, but two kinds of enchiladas). After living here for nearly 6 years, it was refreshing experiencing it again as though for the first time.
|Catalina State Park|
|Dad helping Mom cross a brook at Catalina State Park, |
and one of my favorite photos of the trip
Both trips were wonderful. It's not always easy having made the decision to live 2,500 miles away from my immediate and extended family. I love Arizona, I love our friends here, and I love David's family. We are very blessed to have a kick ass support system. Still, even so, I miss my family and it was a wonderful way to start the year.