Well folks, we're back on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Not really following the original plan laid in this post, but back again nonetheless. E got offered to return to his observing job out here for one more year and despite all our plans for van-traveling-the-country we couldn't deny our desire for another eight months in this wet wonderland. So we ditched the year-long travel idea, decided to do some shorter trips on the road during our Winter break, and hightailed it back up here before we changed our minds.
This Winter has been quite a whirlwind. We suited up the van, now named "Mamacita," and hit the Florida Keys few a week, traveled through North Carolina to visit some friends, and Kentucky for some family time then made it back across country to Washington - to a farm on which we now live with a few nice cats (read roomates.) Now I will proceed to bombard you with pictures from our travels this Winter, cross-country trip - yet again - and some randomness to get you back up to speed.
Essentially, we just got back to the coast a few days ago, adjusting to life in the country instead of Astoria (which is about thirty minutes away) and preparing E for yet another contract out here.