Greetings from the Outer Banks where we are vacationing this week. We have a lot going on at the office, so this trip had me working a lot more than I typically do when we are here. Luckily there is a great work space that I have taken over. The weather has been mercurial with a mix of temperatures in the 80s and the 50s. I managed to have to work most of the nice days, which of course was maddening, but I toted four cookbooks with me, and I have had a great time cooking dinners --- including Dr. Pepper Ribs --- and baking cakes. And we are here until Monday, so there is still some time to escape and just have some fun.