For Easter Kateri, her friend Elizabeth, her roommate Karen, and I all went to Hampton Court Palace. It was lovely. A gorgeous day out and tons of gardens. The castle is the one that Henry VIII lived in with his various wives. It has a long and venerable history about which I know nothing. Now it is half artifact museum/half living history museum. I spent a lot of time in the kitchens talking with the guys who were roasting meat, mashing up figs, and building a 1/10 scale model of a giant fountain that shot out chardonnay that had once been used at one of Henry's banquets. It was good. Anyhow, this is an obliging swan.