I had a wonderful vacation and no matter how many times I make the trip - there is a part of me that still misses Wisconsin and small town life - I grew up in Richland Center. Call me a little narcissistic but it is really nice to have family and friends lavish you with attention and beg you to move back home.
Most of all, no matter how many times I've had to say good-bye and will say good-bye in the future it is always difficult to kiss and hug my brother and my niece good-bye. I miss you little brother - always! By the way, we're wearing name tags because this picture is from October 2005 when we volunteered at Hale House - not so you can tell us apart. :)
It is nice to be back in NYC! My cats missed me and welcomed me home with meows and purrs.