Christmas is practically around the corner...

...and we don't have  a tree and we haven't figured out our plans. I bet everyone is ahead of us.  One thing we do have planned is a trip to Germany. We leave for Frankfurt on the 28th and return on January 12th. We've been hoping to go to Europe for the last several years and finally this opportunity presented itself. We are actually going with Gene and Evelyn...the opportunity was presented to them and they offered to share. :-)  Frankfurt is a great central location to get to many amazing cities and towns, so we are incredibly excited...though I can't believe it's 20 days away. Like Christmas, I am not exactly feeling ready...but whatever. We'll pack some backpacks and keep it simple.   Given that I'll probably not take the time to post again before we leave, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. We miss you all...in all the corners of the world that you are. --Zo