I'm back Sunday night, whereupon I am tearing off to Omaha for the week. Back from Omaha Friday, flying straight to Seattle for Foolscap. Won't be home, really, until the night of Sunday the 23rd. Expect intermittent blogging with scattered wit and erudition.
Meanwhile, don't forget to vote in the LOLJay poll.
ETA: Here's a snippet on the area, known as the Redwood Empire. Also, Crescent City is the site of the most recent tsunami fatalities in the continental United States, in 1964, slightly before my birth.