Dorothy was more than right, there is no place like home, as confirmed yesterday when I finally landed in sunny warm Phoenix (over 90F) and my wife was there to meet me at the airport.
And my pups, Cadu (black lab) and Fresa (beagle) were ectstatic even though they did not even get any prezzies.
I thought about listing all the people I wanted to thank for this tremendous opportunity, and then realized it would take about 5 hours to comb through my notes and list them all- so consider this a blanket THANK YOU to the entire nation of Australia (except the one person who sneezed on the plane to Tasmania and gave me this cold), especially those who coordinated my trip, came to my presentations, and I include now in my circle of colleagues and friends– and especially the hikers:
And one more for the blog-rific Sue Waters who posted a rather comprehensive blog post summarizing my visit.
This is likely and should be the last blog post here, so if for some strange reason you want to follow my tracks, my blog attention returns to my regular hangout at http://cogdogblog.com.
G’Day! Giddyup! Adios!