Italian Holiday

Yup I'm still around. Rather than trying to recap the last several months I'm going to talk about my family trip over Christmas and New Year's.

Ever since Thanksgiving 2006 we (Mom, Dad, my sister, and I) have been talking about a trip at Christmas time. In 2006 we came chose to going to Hawaii, but didn't. this year we link the plunge and headed Is my favorite country and city... Italy!

We found flights departing on Christmas dg and returning the first Friday of the New Year. Non, my parents (and sister, but more on that later) had never bun to Europe, let alone Italy before, so we decided on a week long bus tour to see me than just Rome. Iprsteskd and said we needed more than the scheduled 1.5 days in the eternal city, if you did the math you realize he were gone more than a week, so we had a couple of days before the tour in Rome, and a day after.

...and I feel fine.

Itsnotfascismwhenwedoitsmall "Naturally, the commone people don't want war, but after all, it is the leders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a faschist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.  Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.  This is easy.  All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danter.  It works the same in every country"

-Hermann Goering, Hitler's Reich-Marshall at the Nuremberg Trials after WWII.

Props to Scott

...Or are you just glad to see me?

As you might have noticed, when you go to it automically directs you here (, also the webcam image is gone from the left panel.  I switched hosts for my website, and I'm in the process of moving things around and making some changes (specifically to the photo galleries, which is why I haven't posted any Berlin or Falling Water photos).  I was however going through photos today (in search of a new desktop image) and I came across one that I had forgotten about from my weekend in Berlin the other month.  It's priceless, I almost didn't get the shot.  Take a look at what the back of the bus says...