Well... The summer was busy with contractors and new roofs on part of the house and a large shed, then my partner returned from a summer-long visit with his parents in China and we went on a whirlwind of travel (Milwaukee Art Museum for the Posters of Paris exhibition, and then the Great NY State Fair) before he returned to NYC to teach the fall semester. Work had both of us running full-out through the fall, and then it was the holidays. In November we traveled to Atlanta for an ASHA convention, taking time to visit the Raleigh-Durham area on our way down and the amazing Biltmore Estate in Asheville on our way back; and then three short weeks later we cruised to the Bahamas returning home on Christmas Eve Day. The Christmas Break was way too short, and then it was back to the frenetic pace work always has at the start of a new year.
Now we're planning for our next cruise, which is five short weeks away. We'll board the same ship we were on in December, the Carnival Miracle, and sail from New York City to Long Beach CA via the Panama Canal. I've always wanted to cruise the Panama Canal and simply couldn't let this opportunity pass us by.
So, if you're interested in reading about my travels of the past six month and the prep process for the upcoming cruise, leave me a note. If a couple people show some interest then I'll dust this thing off and make it feel a bit less like a red-headed step-blog.