First entry in the travel blog. *ooohhhh ahhhhhh*. I made it out of Gainesville despairingly, with a heavy heart and a trailer loaded with a friend's china hutch. Driving to Tampa with a trailer was much easier than I had imagined; I'm confident that I can make it from Florida to Texas in August; though 21 hours might be a bit of a long haul. Well, we shall see what happens!
Today I am sorting through the mess that is my suitcase. I literally dumped half of my closet and most of my bathroom into the world's largest suitcase and dragged it to Gulfport. Now I need to take the time to figure out what exactly one needs for a month-long trip to Panama. I have a list; time to check it twice!
My ankle(s) are somewhat better, but hurt much worse. The left one (which I tore both ligaments that stabilize it) it doing OK, but now the right one is hurting and swollen (probably from driving 2 1/2 hours and walking around downtown last night). Today I'm taking it easy and trying to heal. Field work in 3 days; we'll see if I can make it happen.
Ciao for now!