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.
What's your schedule look like?? I'd love to meet up sometime for lunch! Are you planning to go to any of the East Coast Creation entertainment Cons in 2011? http://Creationent.com I'm planning on going to 4 of them! Cant waitttt!!