Last night before I went to bed, I decided that driving up to Oregon to see a patch of grass and some old airplanes just wasn't worth it. For me, the important part of this vacation is to give myself freedom and time to work through many thoughts that have been in my head for the past few months. The power of meditation and solitude is what I seek and will achieve before I go back to work.Today, after my 5k run, I fired up X-Plane for the first time in a while. With the demise of Microsoft Flight Simulator, I wanted to think more about X-Plane as an alternative for the masses. While it has some great features, the learning curve with setting it up is quite steep, unlike the Microsoft version. In fact, I updated from 9.21 to 9.31 and had to reconfigure my joystick settings after the update. It was painful enough to get it setup in the beginning, having to do it again, without warning, is a little extreme.