It has been a while since I’ve written my last blog entry. Much has happened since – major social protest, Doctors strike, and Gilad Shalit returned from captivity - just to name a few. But my “real excuse” for not writing was our month long trip to the US. We left in mid August and returned in mid September. It was quite the trip. We spent a couple of weeks in the San Francisco area, and a couple of weeks in New York. In between we squeezed in short trips to Santa Fe, New Mexico and to Chicago.