I hope you all had a fun Halloween! But since it is now over for another year, I've replaced the pumpkin banner with some of the ocean view that I was so missing in Japan. (I was playing around with possible banners a couple of weeks ago- this is cropped from another shot from my trip to Victoria last year).
Sorry I haven't been able to visit your blogs. Unfortunately, the computer I have access to here is extremely, maddeningly slow so every little thing takes forever! It sure makes me appreciate my own computer at home. I appreciate your comments for me in the meantime and I promise to catch up with all of you when I get back