We just returned from our FABULOUS fall trip to Vermont. This is something Tim and I have wanted to do our entire married lives (33 years). Tim had a convention to attend in Pittsburg at the beginning of this week so we left a week before and toured Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont and a bit of New Hampshire. The fall foliage was breathtaking. He also took me to a few quilt shops, one of which is a huge shop in Center Harbor, New Hampshire called Keepsake Quilting. You hardcore quilters will know the name. When we got to Pittsburg, we met up with old friends of ours that were our neighbors (and fellow geology grad student) when we lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1976-77. We hadn't seen John and Jan in 29 years. We had a great reunion with them and spent hours talking, laughing and reminiscing (also filling each other in on the last 29 years). We missed our kids and grandkids but have been reunited with them now and are glad to be home.