Tom and I have returned home safely from our trip to MN and the Bay Area. We spent my dad's 70th birthday celebration at Lake Mille Lacs (pronounced me-lak, don't be confused by the apparent resemblance to French, we're talkin' Minnesotan here). No one in our group managed to catch any fish, or win a fortune in the casino that we stayed at, but we did have fun waterskiing and tubing behind my brother's new boat, and it was a treat to spend time with my family. After that, we took advantage of being in the Bay Area to visit some friends and take care of some business. I have some good photos of our time in Mille Lacs, so I'll try to get an actual page up of our activities at some point.