I’ve heard my Chinese visa was approved and passport mailed back to my parents. That was nice and fast as I was concerned about having things held up during closures with the Chinese New Year. In addition to the visa going to my parents, I’ve also been changing addresses on my other bills as well. I’ll get other mail sent along but where I can I’m also changing addresses on accounts.
This morning started with another trip to Larimer County Health department, this time to get a second round of Hepatitis B vaccine.
The other effort has been working through my packing lists. Nothing is packed yet, but I’m taking careful looks at everything I might bring and trying to decide if I want to carry it on the bicycle. Some things are pretty obvious like panniers themselves or the sleeping bag I’ll take. I’ve had more of dilemma with tents. My old tent was fine, except was getting small holes in the floor. For getting a new tent, I was looking for something that could fit two tightly and one spaciously. I got a nice “Hubba Hubba” model at REI. I also recently noticed that SAMs club had a very inexpensive “hiker tent” from Swiss Gear. Actually looked pretty good from dimensions, so bought one and now I’ll have to see which tent I bring. There is quite a bit of gear to pack and I’m starting to see how much it might all weigh. Out comes the postage scale. I’m not yet to the point of weighing individual socks to see which ones to take, but getting close.
I updated this web site to latest version of WordPress this pass weekend. Looking good so far and I enjoy WordPress as a publishing platform. One change they provided was having a different main page from blog page. I am trying that and seeing how it works.