Of course many of you know the real reason we changed our plans for the last leg of our trip. Our friend, Brian Scroger, became seriously ill while we were on the road and died as a result of cancer. He and my sister Janet had moved into their house last spring. The house is a duplex and my mother moved into the other half just as Gail and I left. We miss him and are thankful for having the chance to know him, especially his sense of humor, and to see how happy he and Janet were together.