My condolences on your loss. It's always hard to lose someone we love no matter how prepared we may feel we are for the loss.
I am glad that he left some blessings behind so that you are able to travel and enjoy life! I hope you have many memories of your Summer travels and that you continue to enjoy life to it's fullest! Autumn is also my favorite time of the year, it's a sort of renewal for me.... somewhat of a battery-recharger if you will. I love the crisp morning, the vibrant colors and the smell of fallen leaves.