This section is hidden away under "What Else"
because as soon as I hit the road, whatever plan there is will immediately
be shot to hell. In fact, I didn't even have to leave home for my
initial plan to change radically.
Since you never know what's coming tomorrow or next
month or whenever, this isn't a plan I'm really investing myself
in. I want to go, and I think it's still reasonable to do a trip
like this. But anything can happen between now and departure time,
so I'll keep an eye out and make adjustments as necessary.
That said, this is what I hope to do.
My last day at work was November 22nd.. It was problematic because
I work in television, and that's right in the middle of the really-important
November ratings period, but there's never a good time to quit your
job. But it seems they understand
I took my 100 lb Yellow Lab "Nielsen" and
whatever there wasleft in my apartment to my Mom's in Virginia,
and left Nielsen to play with his country cousins "Puddin"
Then a few weeks around Thanksgiving with Dad in Virginia
and a few trips to see some people I haven't seen in a long time.
In mid-December, I head to Tampa to board the Yucatan
Express. Christmas is with Mom in Cancun and from there I spend
some time around the Yucutan before, most likely, heading south
to Belize and/or Guatemala.