was certainly two fold. The first, and most important, reason was to attend the Winter Services. We have certainly missed them while we've been gone. It was a very special treat to enjoy them as a visitor rather than being on the working end.
The second reason was to see friends. Brock, Anna & Tia had not been back since we left. It was important to Jari & I that they make it back to Phoenix as well.
I am dreaming of going next year again ... but I don't know. I was adding up how many PTO hours I would need from work in order to do all the things I want to this year. Hmmm. I don't get THAT much vacation time. And then there are the other sort of minor details ... like plane tickets. I really need to convince a kiddo to go work for the airline. And. Soon.