There is this big typhoon heading this way, according to all weather reports, which use words like pummel, devastate and buzz saw. But everyone we talk to seems remarkably sanguine. It will come or not, they say. Which is true. But since we are planning to fly out in the midst of it, it makes me considerably more antsy. But that's part of travel too, along with the fabulous food and learning about how the world works. My favorite comment on it all is from Yvonne - she says if it's too rainy to go hiking we can go shopping.