I am now in San Francisco. My Holiday Adventure has officially begun. Tomorrow my brother Rog, my sister-in-law Liz, my handsome nephew Will, and I will put all good sense aside and start our drive through the 600-mile blizzard separating us from ice-hardened Eugene, Oregon. As of now our plans are to leave before 9am. The drive itself would take approximately 8 hours if we don't stop, according to Liz. She thinks it is possible for some people to make only three 30-minute stops on the trip. I figure we'll be there early Christmas morning.
[It's good to be around your family on the holidays, for as long as you can stand it.]