Well, here we are, safe and sound and back in Toronto. It was a great, albeit very fast paced, trip. Nathan got to experience wondrous things like IHOP, Dennys and other amazing examples of American cuisine. We ate at Panera far too many times and definitely smuggled a dozen New York bagels across the border. Besides culinary adventures, we walked around Boston and Providence, experienced a real New York State fall (the colors are spectacular) and got to see Ellis Island and the New York tenement museum (I would HIGHLY recommend both).
As for work stuff, I think both Nate and I realized how many amazing options we have available to us, which is a pretty good feeling, but so is the comfort of your own bed.