Yo VMB... Long time, no see. A lot of changes in the last 2 years. Moved to Vegas. Had some good times, made friends, moved away. Back in Iowa for my wife's new job. I went offline for a while and it was great. No message boards. No social media. It eliminates so much junk from your mind. I miss the LV sometimes. Especially the first few winter months back in the Midwest. I've been back once to visit friends, and just be there. It isn't quite home, but it was a comfortable place that I much enjoyed. I actually broke my gambling habits. Being in a casino of some variety nearly every day helped get rid of the urge. I still gamble but not nearly as much or as often. Even here, I don't go the casinos as much as I did pre-LV residency. I'm still fascinated by the gaming industry. Some things never change. I miss the outdoor opportunities and proximity to elevation and different terrain. I've been binging on shows like Departures, countless amazing race seasons, bourdain shows. Travel docs. I've got the travel bug. The next big adventure is looming. September. Bergen, Norway. Glasgow, the rest of the UK. Maybe Ireland. Probably Ireland. Yeah, Ireland too. Maybe some more Western European Mainland. This will be my first trip across that body of water. We want to fly into Bergen, my wife had distant relatives that used to keep in touch with her grandfather. We also have a friend assigned to Glasgow for work that we will be stopping by to see. She's new to the UK, so there isn't much travel advice to offer. One side of my family is from Wexford County, Ireland. I'd like to see the area. Advice? Contacts? Adventures? I love history and architecture. We're going to travel light and fast. 18L on our backs. Maybe a backpacking tent if we find some camping and hiking. That will take the bigger daypack. So, yeah. If you've made it to the end and untangled that weird mass of thoughts, thanks for sticking with me.