Well, after a month, I'm back in the office. I must say that it was fun to be on vacation. We put 6800 miles on the van, and we had a blast. We started our visit off and went to a load of Mormon history sites in Missouri and Illinois and later made it to Mount Rushmore, Devil's Tower, and other sites on the way to Grandma and Grandpa's in Idaho.
After Idaho, we went and visited another Grandma and Grandpa in Kanab, UT and went to the North rim of the Grand Canyon.
But it's good to be home, and when I got home, I got a new toy--a 60 GB video iPod, and I'm loving it! I've downloaded a free program to rip my DVDs, Handbrake, and it's working like a charm! I highly recommend it. I've only had to change one setting to get it to work on the iPod, and that was the screen resolution needed to be changed to 320x240 (or whatever it is exactly--I can't remember). At any rate, I'm currently ripping my top 10 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (see my April 1, 2006 post), and it's been awesome.