So... We successfully completed our Most Excellent Shakedown Cruise through Quebec, Labrador, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. See thread here. I must say that it went swimmingly. Therefore, it must be time for us to kickoff our Planet Ramble (Earth - in case you were wondering). (Hey, I think I can see my house from here!) Without a job to slave to, or a date that we must be back by, (This one goes past 12-21-2012... trust me!) ..we are free to just ramble all over the planet to our heart's desire. We do know that we will be leaving from our home in Vermont, and will be heading west. It's the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary and we think we really need to help them celebrate, so we'll likely join them in celebrating. BTW, do Park Rangers party hearty? After traveling west for a while, we'll head into the Great White North and and Alaska to browse around a bit. Once we get kicked out of there, we'll head south to the Mexican border. If they let us in, we may continue south for a long time. Think, ten million seconds or so. If they don't, we may just have to head back home to Vermont via some of the Trans America Trail (or not) or head for somewhere else on the planet. We'll do this journey in stages, this is stage 1, you know, the one that sends you off into space. When other stages kick in, you end up somewhere else. That will be the case for us and this thread. Anyway, this is a ramble, not a well planned (or thought out) journey. It's just a ramble. If you want to follow us via our spot tracker, you can go here: https://spotwalla.com/embed.php?id=10ff55750ac5fbe899&scale=on&zoom=default&refresh=no We start tomorrow. Wish us luck!