Saturday, July 4, 2009


From time to time, we need a little help from our friends. We have a few poll questions we'll be asking you in coming months, and here's the first: we have an opportunity to travel in September/October this year for Val's sabbatical (Autodesk ROCKS!), but we're stuck on where to go. Yes, we fully acknowledge that this is a great problem to have. :-)

The sabbatical is six weeks, but due to the company closing the week of Labor Day weekend, we have an extra week off for a total of seven weeks! We'll be in the San Francisco Bay Area over Labor Day weekend for Jon's family reunion, and Jon's immediate family is coming to visit us on the farm during the final two weeks of the sabbatical, just in time for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in October.

So, that leaves us with a few weeks off to play with. We do plan to be home a couple of those weeks to tend to the farm and take painting classes, but we've been saving up for whatever trip we decide to take, and these are the options we've narrowed down within our budget range. Take a vote and help us decide which trip you'd most like to read about on our blog!


Jonathan, Jennifer, and Christian Lucero said...

We have cast our vote for Italy!!! You've wanted to go to Italy for a long time. :)

Love you guys!

The Joffes said...

All good choices. Or you could wait until the Joffes decide where the heck we are moving next and go on a multiday rafting trip up in Idaho ;-) Stay tuned next week for our potential final decision on where in the world we end up next!

Tarzons said...

Megan chose what she would love to do (as your questioned asked). Matt chose what he believes you two would truly love to do.

Karen said...

I voted for Prague because I've always wanted to go there. HOWEVER, I still think Bali. And Jon, you would find endless interest in the island's ancient irrigation system, which is intricately tied to its temples. For thousands of years, farming has shaped the communal and spiritual nature of the Balinese. Yes, Bali is full of touristy beaches, but they're not all touristy... and there's so much more!