Austin for me.
Back home. After a long and winding vacation, with Slj.
Highlights include a visit to Canaan Valley, West Virginia, where in the beautiful countryside punctuated only by pickup trucks, snow-white churches and restaurants advertising home-made meals, I got my first sight ever of the leafless autumn I only knew through comparisons to Larkin's bored childhood.
Then a visit to Baltimore, MD, where at the science center embarrassingly(for us) short of adults, with an increasingly exasperated Slj beside me, I indulged my juvenile fascination with dinosaurs.
Finally a short but exciting trek at the Breakneck Ridge trail, NY, with my brother and his fiancee.
Canaan Valley, West Virginia:
Science Center, Baltimore, MD:
Breakneck Ridge, NY