I’m a little late in posting today. That’s because I just got home late last night from RWA in Washington DC. And then of course, my old ornery computer wouldn't behave. Always something for technically challenged me. We visited the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Washington DC for the Romance Writers of America conference and then on to Biltmore House in NC and then spent our last night on the road in crowded Gatlinburg TN. I have lots of book fodder from seeing all of these beautiful places. We had no internet up on the mountain in our rustic cottage the second night out. But we sure had fun hiking to some beautiful falls--a serious one mile hike! We saw a black bear right off the trail but my hero husband stood between the bear and me. Actually, I pushed him in front of me and told the bear my husband had more meat on him than I did! The bear was not impressed and he wandered away without looking back. We saw deer everywhere and took lots of pictures. My legs are sore and my back hurts from traveling (it was not happy and I was in a lot of pain at times) but it’s been so much fun. We went to the National Cathedral in Washington. So beautiful and so peaceful. I sat for a while in the tiny private prayer room. I enjoyed the workshops at RWA and seeing some of you there, too. Now it's back to work on the next books (I have great ideas from the mountains and the great city of Washington). I hope this makes it through okay. I love long road trips across our country but it is sure good to be home again. We have such a lovely land to frolic around in with the bears and deer and other creatures. Oh, yeah. We also saw a skunk. We did not stick around to get a picture of him.