After the wedding, we left the kids and made it through a large part of Northern California and then into Southern Oregon. Our amazing and lovely trip ended on a very sad note for me. We drove to Medford, parked the car and took a plane 4 days ago to Seattle. Yesterday my father passed away with me laying close next to him on his bed and my step mom holding his hand on his other side. Cancer is a terrible, terrible and degrading illness! I have nothing else to share today. My creative juices are a bit blunted right now.