Welcome to 2017. Hope it’s a good year, can’t get any worse! (Jinx.) I’m kicking things off with my customary positive outlook. We’ve got a few exciting trips planned, the weather has been decent so far, and I think things are looking up in general. We had a relatively solid holiday season, all things considered. Donette did some pretty heavy travelling, and I even left our circle myself a few times. To kick off the New Year, we flew out to Las Vegas for the weekend. Had I read about “New Years in Vegas” before we made those plans, I most likely would not have gone. I had it in my head that nobody else would be there, and it would be a nice semi-relaxing weekend. I quickly found quite the opposite; It’s considered one of the largest celebrations in the nation. Eeeesh, it was crazy. To top it off, I was pretty sick the whole time too. If there’s a large outbreak of flu across the nation in the near future, you’re probably looking at Patient Zero. I’m certain I infected several hundred people on the strip on New Years Eve. Not my fault they kept bumping into me, serves them right. All in all I rate the trip a success though, good times.