Hi honey, we’re home! Getting up at 4am Friday was, of course, a killer – especially considering it was a Friday we’d only see a tiny bit of, losing most of it thanks to crossing the international date line. But it least getting up at crazy o’clock is a helpful way to induce some extra snoozage on the plane. What an amazing journey it’s been. For a holiday this long, I’m delighted to say there hasn’t really been a single bad day at all. Some better than others of course, but none we could look back on and say we wished it never happened. New York was brilliant. Power, energy, pizzazz, and a just-get-it-done feel all combine to make this an amazing place I’ll never forget, and can’t wait to get back to. We saw some incredible broadway shows, enjoyed an amazing city, and will forever be able to annoying crow “been there!” when watching at least half of the TV shows to come out of the US. Vegas is, well, Vegas. Bigger and much more interesting than unexpected – it’s a strange place for so many reasons, but home of some amazing shows, and a built environment that seems to turn the laws of nature on its head and presents a big middle finger to Mother Nature while doing it. Los Angeles is a place that I am on no rush to visit again. It’s sure not the place you see on TV. Difficult to get around without a car, it’s so spread out and the public transport options really aren’t up to he challenge. Yet, we had an amazing time at Universal Studios, and the sunset Farmers Market near our hotel showed a human side of LA, a side LA should show much more often. San Francisco is another city I’m keen to spend more time in and explore further. A few days weren’t enough, for such a beautiful city with a great feel to it. It has so much more to offer than we could soak up on just a few short days. Can’t wait to get back to see more. Hawaii – sure I’ve been here before but it’s still Hawaii – a tourist Mecca with impeccable weather and just made for relaxing. Meeting up with a bunch of friends here added a new dimension to our stay here as well. But, that’s it. We’re done. Soon to return to the real world of Monday to Friday, where all too soon this trip will seem like a distant memory. But it can mean only one thing – time for us to start planning the next adventure!