Hey Crashmaster........ You stated..... "Thanks for all the kind words. At times I go back and read my RR and it makes me homesick for life on the road, if that makes any sense. Although its only been a matter of some months since I finished my travels, it feels like it was a lifetime ago. " I have some VERY bad news........ that homesick for the road feeling does not disappear! I, seriously, have been mildly depressed since our adventure. Honestly! It becomes a lifestyle. When you return to the states, the lifestyle, surprises, and adventures end. Tried some trips around the states, BUT, it is not the same, in this land of Wal-Marts, Shell Stations....etc, etc, etc. In our report, I wrote that every nite was like Christmas, waiting to see what the next day had in store. I miss that excitement in life! Now.... It is Obama's crap, corrupt city's, corrupt states, etc, etc,etc...... I read ride report of people that take 12 week trips to the tip of South America, and feel badly for what they missed, by not slowing down! Anybody out there need a guide for a long adventure in South America?