>Oh, I am sure that I will regret the title of this blog post, just as George W. Bush will regret encouraging foes of America to bring it on if ever accidentally develops any level of consciousness about the outside world. Still, it is time for Holiday Travel. I got off easy last weekend when I went to Chicago to visit my family, with no delays on my flight out and only a 20 minute delay on the return.

Tomorrow, my sister and brother-in-law are flying from Chicago to Miami for a last hurrah vacation before the baby is due. They are staying with Dr. P, which makes me very jealous. (However, Dr. P is coming up here in January for an interview, and I am so excited about the visit and potential return to New York that I am only a little jealous that Dana gets to hang out with one of my bestest friends and I don't.) My fingers are crossed that they weather allows them a timely departure.

Also tomorrow, my parents and bubbe are leaving Chicago to visit my great uncle and great aunt in Las Vegas. My dad loves Vegas, and I am sure that they will have a great time. I hope that they get out there with no issues as well.

Then on Christmas, Husband and I take off for LA, from which we will drive up Highway 1 and on to Sacramento, with stops to see (in geographic order) Liz Rizzo, Suebob, Santa Barbara, Solvang, San Luis Obispo, Hearst Castle, Big Sur (we stay in a yurt!), Winchester Mystery House, Warrior II, and Kara. Also, we will spend New Year's Eve with friends in San Francisco, where Steph will also join us. So excited. Hopefully, there will be no injuries this year involving sea urchins and/or medical helicopters or slipping on tile and fracturing my elbow thus requiring an immediate return to NYC for surgery, as unfortunately happened to my sister-in-law this week while she vacationed with my brother-in-law in Mexico. (Feel better, SIL!!!)

What are your holiday plans?