I just got back from 8 fabulous days in Wyoming where I hiked in the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We were in the back country for much of the time without access to cellphone, internet or TV service. This was the first time in many years that I was out of communication for such a long time. But my answering service picked up messages, and I arranged for any emergency treatment that should be needed. It was great to see the wide open spaces of the Northwest, the snow capped peaks, the wild animals (I saw plenty of moose, bison, elks, deer – and fortunately no bears). But I missed my patients and it’s great to be back home on Long island.