can't write any more now. need to go back to bed and see if i can get to sleep. since thursday, both of us have had flu-type badness which i am sure we picked up from some of the thousands of people we traveled with... in planes and airports. there was almost a chorus of junky-sounding croupy coughing all around us. been chugging down the Emergen-C since i got back, but guess it didn't help. and now that i've been just lying around in bed and on the sofa for 2 1/2 days i cannot get to sleep! will try again.
more photos and stories later.