I have more to post about our holiday, but right now I'd like to explain why I'm so slow posting the rest. Laundry, putting things away that I only use for travel, and the garden have taken up a lot of time. We've put up creamed corn (in pints instead of quarts as a concession to our low-carb diet), tomatoes, eggplant parmigiano, peppers....and this includes picking the stuff.
Also the house was dirty even though I wasn't home to mess it up! It's clean now:)
I am still trying to cut back flowers that were tall and dead. I need to fertilize things and weed. Busy, busy!