Arrived back at Rauhallinen Farm Saturday at noon-a record eight hours for the trip from Southwest Michigan to the Western U.P.-normally a nine hour drive. Beat the Sunday traffic by leaving a day early. Back to the gym this afternoon to work off a bad two days of too many calories. Was nice to spend time with the boys, as well as my son and his wife. I will likely get the boys for the week between Xmas and New Years for winter fun, including snowshoeing, ice fishing, and sledding. They always want to stay with Papa. Looks like we had a snow squall while I was away. Also noted the lakes through northern WI on the way back were frozen, a good sign for possible ice fishing within two weeks or less. The YouTube video below features Karen Olson, an incredible Viola player.