Re: Jon (Conductor) is going on a short vacation!
I envy you just a bit. I've got a bit more time before vacation. (every time I type that word, I want to follow it with "in the summer time!") Only the old folks like me might recognize that reference!
When you are returning from your trip, I will have just left for mine, so I'll say "have a great trip!" and "welcome back!", all at once!
As to Steve's reference to the cooler weather.... we've been seeing low 40's at night, here in the Adirondacks, for the last two weeks. And frankly, for me, it's been pure heaven. It's my favorite time of year!
Have a wonderful trip. I know I feel the same as Steve about the woods and the water, etc. I also love the Northeastern Coast at this time of the year. (We're going to Maine) Enjoy spending time with your family, especially your brother. I'm sure it will be nice to be able to share memories with him, since he hasn't been there in quite some time. Have a safe trip. We'll miss you. Hugs, CMP/MM