Back home in the Bay Area. Not for good and not for a long time. For this brief time I get spend time with family (when I'm not working) and catch up on the things I've left behind. It's true that I don't really miss friends or family when I'm traveling, but probably not in the sense that you think. I miss knowing all the different things that are going on with my friends and family. But being introverted, I don't need a lot of time with people. I'm all about quality over quantity, so that's why I'm able to travel for extended amounts of time. I'm sure to call, email or chat with those I love while I'm away, but never feel the aching sadness of being apart from them. Anyway, I'm back to the home of my beloved BART.