I don't have a home computer right now. I'm missing it, but more for practical things (like taxes!) than for entertainment. Sorry for lack of updates.
As for the vacation, I'll try not to make you jealous. But in over a week of traveling through 4 states and almost 3000 traveled together as a family, there were no squabbles or snits. Not even among the kids.
I ended up documenting the trip with a camera phone, and stored about 800 images on my phone. It's who was in them that was important, not what was behind them.
Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, especially Bright Angel trail, and Glen Canyon (on the Colorado, above the Grand Canyon) were highlights of the trip. Snow camping, being snowbound in Moriarty, N.M., and hiking in steep trails in the snow were all interesting seasonal aspects of the trip.
I love my family. I love it more now than then, and that's saying something.
I love the smell of musty old packcloth and canvas and Ponderosa pine as I go to sleep in the chilled air.
I love this nation, and the people and the land that make it up.
I am ruined, for now I must do this at fairly regular intervals.
I hope your Spring is kicking off as well.