Hello again, and now....there are but three weeks left. Things are really starting to become sharp and clear. The plans have become more defined, and a greater sense of certainty has been the reward.Spent some time the other day picking up things like my bedroll, pack and other minor miscellaneous stuff. I also picked up another spare battery for my camera. The last one has lasted three years and thats pretty good I think. The original battery continues to plug along. I also picked another flash card....this one is 8GB. amazing ..... I believe that translates into 1000 hi-res photos .... wow .... this technology thing. can't ya just wonder what's goonnaa be the reality in another 50 years? So what's left to do? entry visa, medical insurance, load up the travel VISA - and some proper walking shoes and sandals/water shoes? thinking about maybe getting an electric shaver? decided that I will be taking my contact lenses - diving, swimming and everything just seems to make sense. got all the shirts, and shorts, and things like that. I'm feeling pretty ready....with three weeks to go? hmmmm....wonder if there is some excitment there?