Here are pictures of the Christmas tree at Mike's parents' house and his dog, Patches. I'm sure I have more somewhere.....

Christmas tree

Here are pictures I took at LAX - the evening before we left, and then of Mike demonstrating how he dust the "layer of LA" off of his new Jetta once we got back. The stores in LA actually sell special dusters for getting the dry smog particles off your car.

Mike dusts the Jetta
Mike and the Jetta of Domination
Sunset at LAX
Sunset at LAX