October is here and winter is in the air. We have been lucky with some indian summer days this week. But as you can see we got some snow on the peaks recently. We are getting ready for winter, staining the deck, draining the hoses, putting furtilizer on the lawn, etc... I am also getting ready for my trip to China. Ordered a phrase book and friends loaned me a couple of other books on China. Am reading about the Terra Cotta Warriors now. Am looking for a good travel pillow for the flight over. Have a couple of long lay overs so it will be a tiring trip. However, I am getting very excited.