On March 3rd, 2014, Mary and I finally made it to Phoenix! If that sounds overly dramatic, its not meant to be. Its just that it feels like we’ve been saying we were going to make a trip to Arizona in March for years, and for one reason or another, it never seemed to work out. Some times it was work-related, and other times it was health-related. And then for the past 3 or more years we’ve been somewhat housebound taking care of our beloved family dog, Princess. Sadly, she passed away last November 8th, at the ripe old age of 16, and there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t miss her. Our 2014 road trip is dedicated to her memory.