We are 3/4 of our family - son Ian will be an engineering freshman at CalPoly this fall...daughter Sara is staying home and taking care of our mini-farm on the Oregon coast. Dad Dave is a marine biologist, metal artist, and surfer. Mom Liz is a librarian-chicken rancher -wannabe writer. At home we have 4 dogs, 5 cats, 5 pigeons, 20 chickens, and 5 pygora goats. As you probably know, it's hard to get away from the farm - this is our first "vacation" in 10+ years...so we are really looking forward to it! (Son Ian moves into the dorm on Monday the 12th, so he won't be with us the entire stay) Well, that was our story from 2011.... Not much has changed since then, except son Ian transferred to Oregon State University last January, daughter Sara graduated from OSU last June and we are down to 6 chickens (darn raccoons!) Oh, and I now have a pottery studio at our farm, following up on my lifelong addiction to working with clay.