Yes the camera, should arrive in Paris with her mom and then be delivered to me this weekend. You forgot the part about the 27 days it took to get from Spain to New Jersey I think they put it in a row boat. Imagine if I had ordered it to the Alamo apartments where I was living at the time, they would have sent it there instead of to your house because it seems they just sent it to the address where I had ordered it from Amazon. I have "signed" for many packages for my roommates over the years I think someone dishonest could have easily gotten their hands on a new camera... Your slash 7 would do fine, they are plentiful over here. The side roads and small highways are made for bikes around here, they are perfect. Havent heard back from Larry, I believe my old F650 is still in Lima waiting for a buyer, time ticking on its circulation papers. Someone should definitely snatch that up and continue the story. Ive got 3 weeks of winter vacation so I parked the bike and we took a cheap flight to Nantes, France. I love it here, the French are rad. There seems to be a love for the little things in life and so far im really enjoying myself. We will catch a ride to Munich for New Years then fly back to Mazarron in January. Europe is bigger than I thought, Nantes to Munich is 750 miles. I have never been to Germany, its huge! Looking forward to the best beer in the world and at the moment I am occupied by the French custom of eating cheese after the meal, really amazing stuff. Katrins aunt has quite a few stories, and an espresso machine in her house to fuel story time. Turns out shes made multiple trips by car to Morocco and Algeria. "Well I had a month off so I drove down there" she says. Im taking notes for the spring time, I want to do it on the SR. I still havent finished the last section though, Granada and the North side of the Sierra Nevadas so I will try and find a moment to finish the next update as soon as I can.