I returned from trip back East last Sunday night. I spent about 9 days visiting family and friends in NYC and the Lehigh Valley, in PA. I also made a couple of side trips to various points in the great state of New Jersey, the state I grew up in. All in all, I had a very enjoyable trip. My only regret is that I missed Comic-Con here in San Diego, but I hope to catch that next year. More on that later.