We are finally back from our long sojourn across the large North American continent, having seen more of it than we really knew existed. High points include: the Badlands; the Spotted Horse Cafe in Belgrade, Montana; showing my native region to my daughter (who has seen every cousin she has but one this summer); listening repeatedly to the new album by Kanda Kodža i Nebojša. The "visited states" map is filling up.
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There was also something to be said for our first attempt at making cedar plank salmon at our cousin's place in Toronto. We have still not seen much of the southern states, must do something about that. Am told they have oysters as well.
Thanks to East Ethnians worldwide for their patience as we vacation. Posting to resume.