We had the opportunity to take an extended trip to Maine and Acadia National Park this fall. I packed up my home office, rented a cottage, and shipped a couple of large boxes. It worked out well. We were in Maine for 5 weeks through the height of the color season. I took Friday's off from work so I was successful at keeping up with what had to be done and have some quality photography time as well!
After finishing my undergraduate degree, my best friend, Michael, and I spent the summer in Spain. Michael had spent his high school and college years in Spain and was celebrating completing his Masters in Spanish from Rice. It was a trip of a lifetime (well my lifetime, at least). It seemed that everywhere we went we ran into old friends of his. I saw things I'd never otherwise have seen—although I did spend a great deal of time "studying the wallpaper" when the conversations in Spanish grew longer than my attention span and conversatonal skills became overwhelmed.