Tomorrow afternoon I take off for a two and 1/2 week adventure to Antarctica. My wonderful sister Julie, my best friend Carol Scafuro, and our spectacular daughter Yumiko will be here at home with Ken and the caregivers taking turns to keep the home fires burning. Hope, hope, hope all is calm here and the camera bodies and batteries don't freeze or fall in the water there. I'll be back just as the polls open with hopefully lots of fun pictures of penguins and sea lions and albatross and icebergs. See you then.