It’s been quiet on the blog front this week as my To Do list slowly depletes and I become more and more anxious to get out there and put this planning into action. I’ve been churning through the mundane doctor, dentist checkups and focussing on strengthening and resting my back. This weekend was the first since January that I didn’t get out and hike, partly to rest my back and to focus on the important people I’ll be leaving behind.
One more week to go. My list of things to do while I’m still in Australia is minimal, but the items left have been sitting there for weeks:
– PLAN FOOD
– advise bank I’m travelling OS
– suspend health insurance
– look up best mobile phone network in the US
– put music on iPhone
– print docs including travel insurance, flight itineraries etc
– review and action hiking notes from Sydney
– figure out what the current snow levels are and what they mean for the trip
– get fat
I’m currently enjoying the last point on the list while reminding myself to eat GOOD fats, so I’m not sure the burgers, chips and ice creams I’m consuming apply.
I am getting nervous, but more so impatient. I need to get out there now, unemployment and too much time to focus on the trip is driving me a little stir crazy. The pressure will be on in Vancouver to get my food purchased, dehydrated, sorted, packaged and boxed along with my maps and trail notes in the 10 days I’m there. This truly is the quiet before the storm.