It was really a good idea to do this 2 month rehearsal trip to Mexico. I am surprised at how emotional and difficult it is to leave son, family, friends and dogs. It is easier if I tell myself that we will be back for a few days in a month and back for a week before we leave for Europe in April. I feel a push – pull the entire time I am preparing; on one hand I am excited to go off for new adventures, but on the other hand I am sad to leave. Such is life. My sweet doggies; Daisy who is 17 is going to be staying with my wonderful sister Sandi since she needs special care, Mac and Lady will be staying at home with Brian.