As I've said in other threads, I'm glad to know someone else with kids that's willing to get them out.
Yeah Jay, this stretch of forest is pretty burnt out, but the fire was a few years ago. It's on a nice rebound right now, you can see quite a few trees coming back. Unfortunately, things are looking drier and drier and drier out here. It could all go up in flames again any day now. Good thing I love the desert- seems to be the trend.
GGG? Not sure. I'd love to go see some real faces but it's a difficult time of year for me to make a 9 hour drive trip. I'm just coming off winter break and travels with the family and we're usually on a pretty tight budget around that time- both time and money.