If you're a regular visitor to NewsConference (both of you), you have noticed that I haven't posted for a couple of weeks.
The reason was simple: Summer vacation!
Madame X and I are back in Dubuque, after a week and a half away, during which we camped in Leadville, Colorado, North America's highest incorporated city (10,200 feet). We scheduled the trip -- our fifth or sixth visit, but the first without kids -- to take in the city's annual Boom Days celebration. We camped at Turquoise Lake (pictured) in the San Isabel National Forest, just three miles from Leadville. I now have several items (and many pictures) to post.
Over the next few days, as time permits, I'll have some interesting (and not so interesting) posts about our experiences -- including a tire blowout on I-80 and another nearly close encounter involving a tire.