We’re back!

As you can no doubt tell from the resumption of random blogging, we’re back. Here are the final pictures from the last morning.

We took about 300 pictures total and there are many great ones I didn’t feel like uploading (disk space, bandwidth, laziness, etc.) I may or may not get some of the better ones up down the road. Then again, I’ve been promising to get the best pictures from our 1996 trip to Italy up too. So, you should not hold your breath.

Aside from being pulled from baggage check-in to be interrogated (no idea why, we must have looked shifty) the trip back was uneventful. So, for once, we went there and back without major drama (the Venice airport incident or the missing camera/lost-luggage incident from our two prior trips to Italy). Maybe it’s an Italian thing. Who knows?

Anyway, the trip was a lot of fun and very productive work-wise for me. I made the contacts I wanted to make and am going to get involved with some very exciting things, provided we can get the funding we want to continue the development we want to do. And it was wonderful reconnecting with family I really haven’t seen in almost 20 years.

Now we’re in New York at my sister Ann’s and will be heading back home over the weekend. I forced myself to stay up until 11PM last night and yet I still woke up at 4AM and couldn’t get back to sleep. Ugh. Now Jack is just waking up so the day has to start now. Off to the races!