Greetings from Northern California!

Sean and I both have had difficult summers at work, and now, at last, we’re taking a much-deserved, much-needed break to reclaim our sanity: a week in Northern California. After a few days in San Francisco, we’re traveling to Yosemite National Park, where we’ll be staying at a bed-and-breakfast because—as my friend Cara, the only person ever unfortunate enough to share a tent with me, can attest—I am not a happy camper.

Anyway, in a few days I’ll write more about hilly streets and wine and redwoods and share a few of Sean’s beautiful photos, but for now, hello from San Francisco! (Confidential to Andrea and Joanna: Thank you again for looking after the kitties.)