All of the shots have been injected. Anti-malarial medications have been dispensed. Maps have been studied and studied some more. Lonely Planets have been read. State Department memos have been read and re-read. The bike has been serviced, packed and is ready to go. A little Spanish has been learned. It is almost time to leave.
This will be my last post from Asheville for a few months. I do not know when my next post will be as when I am traveling alone I don't normally choose 5-star accommodation. I will be traveling through the south to my boyhood home of Longview, Texas by back roads. While there I will celebrate the birthdays of my father and sister. My oldest son is flying in with his daughter and we will take a four generation photo. From there I will leave to Big Bend National Park and then to Latin America. Check back often! Here we go!!!