All right, I confess. I have been on vacation. We went and spent a week at Beaver Lake, in Arkansas. It was an extraordinarily relaxing week, which I do believe that we needed. There were family members and their kids, and a fabulous time was had by all. Photo number 1 is of Beaver lake in the morning. Photo number 2 is Sam Englin, who considers himself the star of the week's activities, and it's hard to argue. Photos 3 - 5 are of Sam's father Dan, water skiing (without skis!). Photos 6 and 7 are typical pictures from me. Photo 8 is of our boat dock, where much swimming was done, with multiple complaints that the fish were "biting" the little ones. Photos 9 - 12 are some of the few things we did on the water. And Photo 13 is a Hibiscus flowering in our yard. As I said, it was a fabulous and relaxing week.