I don't think this actually qualifies as a sabbatical but things were really slowing down at work so I began to think about what is next. I have wanted to see the Panama Canal for a long time now and my motorcycle seems to be willing so that seems like a most excellent thing to do. I have never been south of the U.S. border. I do not speak the language. I don't know what I am getting myself into but I am really excited about it. The canal is the goal and I also want to take some Spanish Immersion classes in Guatemala. I owe the ADV Rider website for my passion for motorcycle travel. I hope doing this report benefits others as well. I am going to try to do a "live" report for the first time. I hope I can do it. Give me a couple of days to get everything sorted and I will be on my way.