Our dearest friends Amanda and Jim Mocco came to Arizona for a vacation last week and we had the pleasure of showing them around our beautiful state. It's hard to explain what Arizona is like to other people because it's a place that you just have to experience in person. There are red rocks to mountains covered in pine trees, rolling deserts littered with cacti to open fields for cows to graze on. It's a whole different world out here and I just love showing it to everyone I can.
We missed our friends the Moccos dearly, as we have not seen them since we left Fort Drum last year. Jim spent a tour with Dugan in Afghanistan so the two of them have a brotherhood for life and we just can't keep the brothers apart for too long. We kept ourselves very busy with traveling to some of the hot spots here in our home state like the Grand Canyon(Dugan's first time, too), the Red Rocks of Sedona, Downtown Flagstaff with HollyAnn and Seth, and of course, good ol' Payson to show them our roots.
I hope it's not another year until we see Amanda & Jim again but who knows what this next year will bring. Hopefully we can come together more often, but even if we don't, we know to cherish the time we do get to spend together.