We are out!!!. Off to backwards land,,, where spring is in the air, and summer will shortly follow. Haven't been to our house there since last March, so looking forward to seeing if the Blue Mountains are still blue:). Hard to leave the ol family behind in Seattle :( but they know we love them and have work to do to for next year. Packed up 7 bike boxes, 2 gear bags, helmets, etc. Try taking half a year's worth of gear and spares. Yikes. Had a bit of good fortune at United, could've been a $1400 luggage bill that we managed just $800. Gotta do these things. Spend money to make money right? Anywhoo, see you on the other side. JK