With just one month left before setting out on this epic journey across the USA, I am having a hard time focusing on work. I realize that my lifelong dream of biking across America is really going to happen.
We have lists of “things to do before we leave, and as tasks are completed, the lists seem to grow longer, not shorter. I have “mustering stations” set up in rooms all over the house: biking gear, tools, clothes, electronics, camping stuff. I fear it’s way too much and yet I worry that it might not be everything we need. How many pairs of underwear? Will I need rain pants? What kind of phone should we get? Should we even bring a phone or use it to take photos and forget a real camera? Do I need GPS? Dog spray?
I have never been away from home for four months and although I am very excited, I am nervous too. What if I get sick or injured — can we make it home? Will the house be OK? Will we get homesick?
Many of you have asked if I will maintain a blog while I am away. Although I am very new at this, I will do my best to keep connected with everyone I love back at home.
The countdown has begun. Time to shift gears!