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You have to really love each other to drive 24 hours in a little clown car like the Ford Fiesta. Lucky for us we do, and we had a lot of laughs on the way home (Yep, it will always be home back in this area).
It was somewhat of a surreal feeling without Lucy in the backseat.....I must have looked over my shoulder a hundred times expecting her to be snoring in the back seat. I caught myself starting to roll the back window down for her every time we'd slow down to go through a little town. She would always stick her head out the window and let her long ears flop in the wind, I'd speed up and she'd lay back down and be sleeping before I hit 60.
We didn't know what to expect from our first winter in Arizona but WOW, we couldn't have been more impressed. The beauty of the desert surprised us to no end and the sheer amount of things to do and see were overwhelming. We met people who have become friends, crossed off and added to our "bucket list", worked on our tans, and we're already making plans for next winter.
The hardest thing is always being away from our kids, family, and friends who we love so much. We're not sure how long we'll be back here before heading to our "summer home" in the Colorado mountains, but we know the time will go by fast. Taking care of things like insurance, dentist & Dr.appointments, visiting family and friends, a wedding, and other misc...the time will fly by.
Keep checking the blog but it may be sparse for awhile until we get back on the road again.
Thanks everyone for following us our adventures and we hope to see all of you soon.
Bob & Laurie