Photo ID: beech forest in Girona in early October (above) and March (below). If you need to de-stress, just imagine yourself in this forest and breathe deeply. So yeah, skipped a week, sorry. It was a complicated week, between two burning issues: one the coronavirus raging in my home state of Iowa (family and friends all ok for now, but still worrying and aggravating that the governor is not doing more) and raging in Spain, where we are in a second wave with some mobility restrictions and (gasp!) no counter service in bars and cafés, only at tables, which means no quick coffee, and likely means no tapas, as tapa-tradition is usually mostly at the counter. And of course that is a tiny problem compared to the rest of virus issues. Annnnnd……we are also on warning for further restrictions if numbers don’t improve, alas.