Everglades National Park

The Hayfoot and I returned from Florida this afternoon. We had a good time visiting my mother, laying on the beach, watching bad tv, and just relaxing after a long semester. Now we are ready for a good 2012. A few things I am looking forward to beyond blogging and spending more time with my wife now that she is out of grad school are

the reopening of The New American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,

visiting Gettysburg and Antietam in June,

catching the exhibit on Jews and the Civil War to be held at the American Jewish Historical Society/Yeshiva University this spring,

meeting my six week old niece for the first time later this winter.

Here is to a fun and productive 2012.