I just got back from a very busy trip around the US, with a stop in Amsterdam on the way home. I presented a couple of posters at the AAS/High Energy Astrophysics Division Meeting in Los Angeles, and went on to visit Ed Brown at JINA, where I gave a lunch talk on the following Monday.
Then it was on to Boston for a brief visit to MIT to catch up with collaborators and friends, as well as a pilgrimage to Toscaninis (sadly the Harvard Square location has closed). After that I had a couple of nights in St. Louis for the APS meeting, and gave an invited talk on burst observations in a special session on the physics of X-ray bursts (L3).
Finally I headed home via Amsterdam for another invited talk at the Decade of Accreting Millisecond X-ray Pulsars workshop at UvA.