Thanks to those who were concerned. We have not actually dropped off the face of the planet. Just off the blogosphere. And just for a little while. But we're back, or at least I am, (Oren is in Vegas for the next few days) and we have stories. We've been to Montreal, New York, and New Jersey, with a quick jaunt (my first) out to Long Island. We've snuck in some fine dining in San Francisco. And we've even visited some old favorites and scoped out the source of some hype in Berkeley. (Maybe you noticed the comment on the last in the series on Ici belying our visit?) So, stay tuned for brief picks and pans from our travels and whatever else I can muster before friends and family descend again on Friday.