Preparation for extensive travel takes time, just as all things worthwhile require effort and patience with oneself to achieve. Planning is tedious, time consuming, and fraught with frustrations. It also requires the team work of those involved and an understanding of their anxiety. Gene is worried about his medication and health. What else; he is a doctor. Amy is worried about getting everything done before she leaves. I am worried about making sure there are no unforeseen circumstances. And Elaine, my administrative assistant, is just going to be glad when we are on our way.
The meeting of all on our itinerary went well. Questions were answered, and the younger travelers were offered advice on everything from jet lag to carrying toiletries in zip lock bags. Wish us well!