East Ethnia has not disappeared

Just so the loyal readers of this blog know, I am on a long vacation, driving through the US and Canada, having spent a longish and very pleasant visit in my ancestral home of Seattle, and I ought to be back home and posting at a fast clip again about the 15th. In the meantime, the weather is excellent, the local cuisine is consistently better than expected, and we have determined that even a beer with a name like "Moose drool" can be fairly decent. However, internet access fast enough to match my typing habits is intermittent, so expect us back again next week.