Quiet first day of vacation
A day for errands and preparations. Completed and filed my taxes. Picked up a rental minivan for errands and driving to Dallas. Moved over several websites so my home DSL line can go off. Stopped in the post office, AAA and several stores to pick up little things here and there. Also stopped in to work briefly to clean up my cubicle.
I’ve been accumulating the possible gear on a futon in my living room. Wow! Rather daunting to see all this stuff, and how it might all fit in just four panniers. Trying to make sure I don’t bring too much stuff to carry across Asia – without forgetting some crucial things. Fortunately, I’ve got my Texas ride to help sort a few things out. After Texas Hell Week, I’ll put everything out in a motel room and see what I might really need. I’ve also see from the AAA maps and looking online that there should be enough motels between Dallas and Fredericksburg that I can leave the camping stuff in Dallas initially.