What the heck? CONUS - that's DODspeak for CONtinental United States. Allan had to go for training, so he spent the weekend prior with Richard and Laura, who threw one of there amazing bashes. Bill and Elaine, Jeff and Cindy, Rachel and Marc and a mob of other friends and family visited.
Three days after Allan left, I had a 28 hour journey from my house to the Ferraro's, but managed to get out of bed the next afternoon and hit the road to Merritt Island. A few days later, Debbie Herman had an open house so I could see friends from Lakeland, and I might have convinced a few to come see Japan.