Thanks for your perspective. It certainly wasn't the healthiest couple of weeks, but now that I'm home and things will revert to normal there will not be any lasting negative fitness effects. As for vacation exercising, all three things you mentioned took place. I saw the pictures the kids posted on FB earlier today. I presently don't have access to my main computer so I won't be able to post any pictures for a while. Wifey's relatives treated us wonderfully, as they always do, and our friends in London were great also, but as much as I enjoyed my time with all of them and the sightseeing we did, the highlight of the trip for me was when dear son joined us and the four of us were together. The first day we did nothing more than walk around parts of city and dear daughter's university while grabbing lunch and dinner IOW, fairly low key, but at one point wifey said to me, "This is the happiest I've seen you all week." She was right.