Daughter #2 came on the trip. She used to travel with me a lot when she was little, and I loved having her along this time.
Fortunately, the much-ballyhoed snowstorm we were supposed to get never materialized. Just a scraping of snow on our car, and clean (though crowded) roads. After taking Daughter home, I got back around 10:30 p.m. Exhausted. While I get my act together, more weird news out there:
In recent months, two oarfish washed up on shore in California.
What's interesting about that -- we know very little about these long, snaky-looking fish. They live deep in the ocean, and are rarely seen. Scientists actually got to dissect these examples -- and found that one was close to giving birth! (They don't seem to know exactly what killed them, though. Maybe parasites.)
Here's a live one:
And reports on the two that washed up -- one was EIGHTEEN FEET LONG. Yikes. No wonder they call them the "sea serpent" fish.