It's now just six months until my departure. I've cleared many goals that I had set for myself on my path to the departure date. I bought a new bike for the trip. I've equipped it with lots extra little things and I think it's ready to go. I'm working on getting into shape. I still have 20 lbs to lose. I'm working on finance, and am in good shape to meet my goals One of the remaining things I need to work on is the blog. It is my plan try to keep a blog going for the length of the trip. So this is my test.