For Susan and I this month has historically become a pretty solid time of travel. Our first November together back in 2004 when I was a docent for the L.A. Zoo I was thrilled to be selected to be part of the volunteer crew that got to spend three days on a remote part of the remote Santa Cruz Island assembling breeding pens for the endangered Channel Island foxes there. A week later we spent a weekend in Death Valley and for Thanksgiving a couple weeks later we flew up to Reno for a drive with her mom and stepdad up to Redding where her grandma lived. The next two Novembers were a little less far-and-wide, with only Death Valley in 2005 and only a flight to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for Thanksgiving with her mom and stepdad in ’06.
This year we were back at it full force. A couple weeks after my mid-October trip to Orlando, Susan had to go to Chicago for a four-day conference at the beginning of the month. Five days after she got back we were in Death Valley for a quick weekender, and tonight (if the fog isn’t too thick for take-offs and landings) we’re getting on a late-night flight for another Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach by way of Atlanta. the Friday after we’re going to stay an extra day and drive down to explore Charleston before flying back home Saturday.
I’m packing light, which means no laptop so I’m not sure if I’ll be near the computational means to post while we’re away, but I’ll toss the odd/occasional phonecam snap up on Flickr and certainly have some stuff to show and tell once we return.
In the meantime I hope you have and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving!