As usual I had been a tough fight with the employer. Nevertheless, preparations are running. Flights are confirmed, route has been drafted and is in discussion.

Laura from our horse trek in Mongolia will show us around in San Diego & LA along with her husband Mark. Afterwards we’ll head east (desert, national parks). Planning to meet Don & Carol in Las Vegas which have been the first over-night guests in our house last year. We fly out from San Francisco, Judith will go to Frankfurt via Chicago while I will stay another week at the University of Texas in Austin. Hope to meet Clay and Donna there who settled in Austin after 19 months on the road.