Fianna had another busy Christmas, except this time she was old enough to enjoy it a little more. She travelled to Southern California for the holiday, and went to three different family events on Christmas Day (Hatch Grandparents' house, Grandma Day's house, and the Runner house), and another event the next day. Two days after Christmas we were back in Sacramento for dinner at the Bressler Grandparents.

I'm a little behind, due to all the other work I've been doing on the site lately, but the weekend after our trip to Safari West with the Baers we took off for a 4 day trip to Yosemite. When I was much younger, I used to take many trips to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and other of California's parks. These were generally camping trips (tents or trailers). However, it's been a very long time. I'd guess that I haven't been back for at least 15 years.

Recently, our Family and the Baers (from SoCal) drove out to Safari West near Santa Rosa for a couple of days. About 30-45 minutes NW of Napa, we took our time getting there, stopping at a few wineries to kill time and relax before check-in. Safari West is an 'African Wildlife Preserve and African Tent Camp'. They have over 400 acres of open spaces, lakes, trees, dirt roads, and all that. They also have on-site lodging... big family size tents with all the frills (shower, sink, bed, electricity).

I've been tossing out PC-related junk over the last year.... obsolete keybords, mice, cords, etc. Anyone who's worked with PC hardware over the years has tales of the unbelievably inadequate hardware they used to work with... at least by today's standards. External Data storage is one the most easily quantifiable areas of change with which to bring home how far things have come.

Stuff I'm thinking on today...