Yup, can't wait to read about part two. Thank you one and all that are contributing to this thread but of course most importantly Walter! It is not easy to document a trip to the level that y'all are and then to come back and post it for the peanut gallery is GRAND. There are not enough thanks. As much as I would enjoy seeing the beautiful country that you are traveling through I don't see it happening except through the eyes and stories of adventurers other than myself. Thank you for the journey. Now that the world is lightening up on me economically, I need to get your book and DVD for your 2009 trip and stash some moola back for this one. I've been enjoying going to Google Earth and trying to trace your route based on the squiggles that you have posted. It is not easy and I cannot imagine how hard it was to make the route in the first place. I also need to get a Montana as that sounds like the way to go as far as a GPS. My 72CS is long in the tooth although it still works. Thanks again!