We traveled our way back to reality. We took the 9 AM ferry from Victoria to below Vancouver. Drove across the US/Canada border (which took 30 minutes of waiting in line) to Seattle. And hopped on a plane back to Phoenix. Fortunately, the travel time went fast. We arrived at the airport a few hours before boarding and I played Soduku the entire 2 hour and 30 minute plan ride.
The weather in Phoenix was perfect. But the more I travel, the more I wonder why (of all places) I live in the Valley of the Sun. I can only hope that life will one day whisk me off (or I'll have the courage to venture) to some place green with clean air and beautiful mountains and endless trees.