I love rural Washington. It's so peaceful and invigorating. I curled up to read THIS that filled my mind with big thoughts and long moments of wonder. We went on long drives to find ghost towns and abandoned barns so lovely you wonder who could ever leave them. It reminded me to reconnect on a daily basis with this beautiful land. I'm now off to Chicago with my Sister for a week of city fun with the cousin. Thank you, Southwest Airlines for offering great holiday fares. WOOHOO! What are you holiday plans?