well, last month I took my first real vacation and left the country!
I headed for jolly ol' England and there I stayed for 9 days (not long enough). It was a wonderful wintery wonderland complete with a plethora of christmas lights and snow! I had great food (despite the stereotype -very untrue), more to take photos of than I knew what to do with, met wonderful people, and had a whole hell of a lot of fun. I have to say, it still makes me a little depressed to be back in reality, but that will only drive me to pick up and go again some day soon!