Although Tony was on travel this past week to a warm destination,  I was unable to accompany him. It was not because I was not in the mood for a security detail while I shopped or went sightseeing; rather, Anna Grace’s winter recital was this week (she performed beautifully), and it was imperative that I procured kolbasa for our Christmas dinner. Provocative, photogenic, and security-dense destinations can wait for another time.
Tony did snap a couple of photos, though, of a few places he visited.

 (Yes, that’s an AK-47 the security dude is wearing.)

 As a consolation, Tony returned with a most beautiful emerald bracelet for me.

I am consoled.