OK, first things first: what do you think of the blog's new look? I especially like the embedded slideshow of my most recent Picasa photo album. If you click on the photo, it will take you directly to the pictures.
Now for an update on my return to San Diego.
I arrived in Chicago and was met by my sister, brother-in-law and nephew. We spent my first night back in the States in Gurnee -- home of a big outlet mall north of Chicago. (Also home of Six Flags/Great America, but there wasn't much going on there the 2nd week of January!)
We drove north into Wisconsin and up to Green Bay -- then headed up the Door County peninsula to Sturgeon Bay.
Summer or winter, Door County is just beautiful. (Lots of pictures here.) It was great to spend time with my family. My parents' new place in town is just perfect for them -- all on one level, making it easy for my mom to get around and near everything Sturgeon Bay has to offer. (By the way, if you're in the market for a great year-round Door County home in Fish Creek, WI, my parents are selling their previous home. Make an offer!)
Toward the end of January, Tj. flew out to Wisconsin to join me in Door County and hang out with the family, as well. But, as much fun as I was having in Door County with the parents and my sister and her family (especially my little nephew), I was eager for us to get on the road.
Once I saw an Element, I realized it would be an ideal vehicle for me -- lots of room, fuel efficient, very utilitarian -- great as my back-and-forth-to-work vehicle, but also useful for short vacations, shopping trips, etc. Here's mine!
[to be continued]
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