I like your name and I like your political beliefs! You definitely belong at this site, and I'm looking forward to reading your posts and responses. I know Smirking Chimp very well. In fact, you may see some familiar names from that site here, or if they've changed their names, I'm sure most won't mind revealing their aka id.
To travel for two weeks is about all I like to do at one stretch. I can't imagine doing it for six months as you've said you've done, unless it was part of my job. But, if the opportunity arose, I guess I could adjust, especially if the travel took me to some places I've always wanted to go, such as Scotland and/or Italy.
I'm glad you're here, OceanLady.