There. I think you're just about caught up.
Here are some pictures of the Malta trip. Malta is beautiful, in a sun-bleached-stone-buildings-and-cafés-next-to-stormy-waters sort of way. The people were all friendly (as they frequently are when you're tipping them or staying in their resort) and the food was delicious. If you're going I recommend the seafood, steak, or rabbit.
Then we'd go sight-seeing. This is a typical giant stone wall with a dude's head in it. Actually, that's my brother up there on the right.
We also occasionally played games, like "Who sucks what"
Apparently, we each suck a lot of different things.
Luckily, I suck the least offensive things:
like: turtles, traffic, tarriffs, and tarpaulins. Could be worse.
So that's that. We went. We did some things. We came back. YAY, vacation!
(Possibly more pictures later when I extract them from my camera...)