We're back in Vancouver from a six-hour drive up to Spokane and first snowfall, too much delicious turkey and three kinds of pie. Ah, all wonderful, three generations celebrating a good year together in Rachel and Nick's new home, two floors up and down, four bedrooms, lots of room for everyone and everything, even massive Mario cat and Jack the kitty. On the back porch, this view of gnome and Buddha:
Tomorrow Grandmom Leah goes back to Philadelphia on the plane, hopefully with pictures already printed out and stories to tell. I've posted pics on WEBSHOTS if you want to go look. And maybe tomorrow afternoon, we'll be back to relative quiet, some writing time, and now the real preparation for South America begins.