The countdown clock on my computer says 10 days 2 hours 41 minutes to go till take off. We leave on April 11, 2011. The adventure will be another long one, stopping over a few nights in Hong Kong, then on to Istanbul, followed by a number of weeks in Greece and then France and culminating with a week back in Portland to visit our son and his wife and the rapidly growing grandson, Ryden.The basket of ancillary goodies such as medications, books, electronic connectors etc is filling up fast. At this rate there will be no room for clothes in our luggage. Weight has to be kept to a minimum because we will fly some smaller airlines around Greece and in America, but that is good because we need to be able to lift things ourselves.
The housesitter is booked to look after the house, garden and cat. We have had our flu jabs and booked all our accommodation and travel arrangements. Looks like "all systems go".
This is the European portion of the trip.