Just thought I'd let everyone know I leave tomorrow for my honeymoon in Hawaii! So, you will not be seeing me at all on the Forums here for the next 2 weeks, as I'll be too busy sitting on the beach and relaxing with my lovely new wife. Specifically, we'll be hitting the islands of Maui and Kauai, and already have several activities planned - lots of time for R&R though as well, which is what it's all about. I have to admit, Hawaii was never at the top of our list of places to go. We are backpackers and enjoy "the road less traveled" in many cases, and we assumed that Hawaii would be too touristy and commercialized for us. But, my brother was just there this past sumer for a friend's wedding, and said it was amazing - and that means a lot coming from him, as he is even more of a hardcore backpacker than we are! Some of his adventures including rafting down the Amazon for 3 months, and trekking through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos! So, we looked into it and realized we could make the trip as touristy or as non-touristy as we wanted, which was great. And when we looked at some of the activities and the overall environment down there, we found it really appealing as well. So, for once i our life, we're putting away our packs and actually going on a more "traditional" type of vacation! Should be quite the experience. It will be nice to take a break in general as well. Apart from the time I took off around our wedding back in September, the last time I took any time off was in April when we went to the Mayan Riviera, so my "summer vacation" is long overdue! But hey, at my company, I get 6 weeks of fully paid vacation a year, so I'd be a fool not to take full advantage of that! Anyway, take care everyone, and I will be sure to post some stories and pictures when we get back.