Hey Cowchip....don't let your wife talk to mine, as this is the first time that I'll be gone for a month, since I left for service back in 1970. I've gotten away with a week at a time for snow skiing, cause she hates the cold, and coupled with, "Honey, this will be my father/soon bonding week" I've never had an issue, but I think she is doing some second thinking about this one..... :-) I do have her flying out on the 21st to Seattle for 5 days of sightseeing (car rental) and then it's back to the airport. I'll be like the little kid in the comic strip with shoe prints all over the country before leading back to St. Louie....