We've been at Travis
just over a year and expect just about another year before we move off to who
knows where. Heather was promoted to O-6 so that will drive our next assignment.
She's currently on her 4th 6-month deployment to the AOR. We hope to get some
vacation time when she returns before we move along. We took a cruise to Alaska
in May - living on the west coast it made sense to go there rather than the Carribean
- it was an Inside Passage route that's pretty popular. Since you only live (and
die) once, we went for all the full adventure excursions: helicopter out to a
glacier, raft the "rapids," and zip line through the trees over the
awakening bears. Except for the first visit to Tracy Arm Fjord on the way into
the passage, the weather was better than expected - all our events went off without
a hitch. I'd recommend the fun trip to all. Life is good in California - I prefer
the wine to the fruits and nuts. Hope you are all healthy.