I am recovering from 10 days of travel and fun. During my travels from Portland Oregon, to Minneapolis, to Milwaukee, to Detroit, to Columbus, and back again, I kept a notebook and have transcribed the highlights below. I've created posts specific to the days, so if you want to read the experience in its entirety, start from Dec. 28.Despite the fact that I am now ill with a headcold, it held off until I got back here, a blessing I much appreciate. As stated, I'm at the ski resort, DMV is snowboarding at the much reduced night rate, and I am psychologically getting ready for getting back to real life and a new year. If I could say one thing about the coming 2008 (eight is my favorite number) its that I am looking forward to it. My mind is clean, my thoughts are pure and as much as I am always learning and discovering, I am ready to put some of my decisions into my everyday living.