Home after four nights away with John in the San Juan Islands. It was a wonderful trip of hiking, exploring, reading, relaxing and just wandering together. I forgot how nice it was to just wander with John for days on end. We could not have made this trip without good friends and neighbors – one of whom had Lily for four days but checked in with Margaret and Alice (home on their own) daily. I was nervous about leaving M and A on their own but they totally stepped up, even got themselves downtown this morning for the first day of a theater camp. Having older kids has its challenges but also some pretty great rewards and being able to get away like this is definitely one of them.