Its been two years since I decided to take this trip. Since then, its been all talk and no action. Planning, reading, talking but not really able to do much until I had all my affairs in order.
Its only been in the last few weeks that I’ve begun to realize that this is going to happen. I’m now well beyond the point of now return. Documents have been signed, utilities have been canceled, things have been boxed. Now it has to happen.
In the three weeks or so I have left here I have a lot to wrap up still. I got to finish packing, get stuff moved to storage, etc. You get the idea.
Once keys are handed over, I need to shift from wrapping up the old stuff to moving in a positive direction on trip related stuff. The nice thing is, I’ll be able to devote my entire attention to that.
Some of the things I have to do once I’m out of here:
- I need a bag. This is sort of a big priority. I’m thinking a 45-55L bag with some sort of smaller bag to carry around during the day.
- Gear. In particular my video camera, DSLR, GPS, and laptop. I’ve written about this in the past and I is worthy of an entire post of its own soon.
- Legal stuff. My passport is fine, but I might try to apply for a second one given the amount of traveling I’ll be doing. This will give me extra pages as well as a backup. I also need to get visas lined up for a few places as well as shots and probably an International Drivers License.
- Website. I’m still not happy with the site. This wordpress theme is cool and all, but I need to do more.
I’m currently planning on spending about two weeks in Wisconsin after I leave Minnesota, then a few days in Vegas, then maybe a week in LA, then onto Hawaii.
Its getting warmer and I’m getting closer to French Polynesia.
Life aint too bad.