I didn't have to search far to find pasta tonight: I made some by hand in my kitchen in Virginia. I made the dough from scratch, rolled it through a hand-crank pasta machine, and put it on a pasta rack to dry. It was delicious!
I am excited for the trip but still need to take care of a long list of things before I leave. To mention a few I still have to notify credit card companies I am leaving the country, pack my backpack, and (most importantly) redeem my coupon for a free pastry at Panera, which expires while I am away.