After a week away from work, I'll say this: now I know why I don't take vacations. I've been bored all week. I don't travel anymore, and I really don't much care for even driving out of town. I won't take the train, either, as one trip from Chicago to Springfield sucked enough for me to rule future use of our rail system. Yes, I am judgmental like that. From now on I'll stick with going to work every day unless I'm sick or need to be away from work for other reasons.