We leave Seattle shortly. Our little camper is packed and we're driving it home. Don't know when we'll get our next internet connection so I'm scheduling this for later today. It's US -0 and Germany - 0 as I write this.
Looking forward to a relaxing drive home. We've got The Luminaries on CD - 30 hours worth - to listen to. Eleanor Catton's novel won the Man Booker Prize in 2013 which bodes well.