Janna and I (and Janna's mom) spent last week in California hanging out with our niece and nephews while their parents were out of town.  We had a lot of fun, and did neat things, like going to Death Valley, Hollywood, and  seeing giant sequoia trees: things you don't see in the Mid-South. It reminds me that there are lots of wonderfully unique places in this world, and I hope I get to see a few more of them someday. I've posted a few pictures of the trip up on flickr for your enjoyment.