For valid reasons too complicated to even try explaining, I have driven somewhat over 4,000 miles in the past 3 weeks from Berkeley, CA to Michigan and on to DC. With some (very enjoyable) stops at the Grand Canyon and Little Rock Arkansas among other places. Needless to say, its been tough to stay up on news and/or post much, so some catch up here.
PS. The Crystal Bridges art museum in Bentonville Arkansas is worth a detour. Beautiful site and a good one-day-bite-sized collection.