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Back from Vacation

I can’t believe I spent more than two weeks without doing anything related to SQL Server. Yes, I have been on vacation. And now that I am back home I found that I have to catch up with dozens of blog articles to read.

Some of the activities I am planning to do now that I am back include finishing writing my book about the SQL Server Query Optimizer and working on my presentations for the PASS Summit, this time two sessions, as I mentioned in a previous post. And of course, I will try to continue blogging as much as possible. Hey, by the way, it has been a year already since I started blogging: my first article on SQLblog was posted back in July 26, 2009.

By the way, I spent this vacation traveling with my family and visiting places like the Grand Canyon in Arizona, The Arches National Park in Utah, rafting on the Colorado River in Colorado, visiting Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, the Yellowstone Park in Wyoming and finally closing the trip with a stay in Las Vegas, Nevada. I include a few pictures here.

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

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The Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

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The Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming