We met Bruce downtown at IHOP this morning for an extended visit. His is one of the cases where you wish he was around more often but you know that he’s having such a great time doing what he’s doing (in this case on the east coast) that it’s hard to maintain such selfishness in the face of what’s clearly a wonderful thing for him.

Our Alaska friends Dave and Sue are in Oregon for the holidays, and we were lucky enough to be included in their itinerary. We lunched at the Amadeus Cafe in South Salem, a reasonably priced and highly recommended establishment. We sat and talked for hours, and all I can say is that I wish we could see them more often.

Many thanks to Bruce, Dave, and Sue for the great day!