I’ve disparaged blogs in the past, but I’ve got to face facts. I’ve been forcing multi-megabyte trip emails on friends who could probably care less. I’ve been writing, retouching photos, going on ad nauseum about restaurants with no vegetables on the menu, charming motels with doors seemingly made of paper, botanical gardens featuring near-dead trees, teen girl servers at gas stations who are utterly unfamiliar with the large menu posted on the wall above their heads…ai yi yi. Anyway, all this is now completely voluntary! You can visit the blog, or not, and I will never know! Hurry for the new era!