Time for my annual "how I spent my summer" blog. This year featuring recent vacation trips to Colorado and New York. My son, Andy, is headed off to NC State next month where he will study engineering and also be involved with the Air Force ROTC program. Months earlier, I had booked a trip for us to stay in Denver and visit the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Of course, at that time nobody knew that a good portion of Colorado would be burning up with wildfires.