Ready to tramp off and conquer the world, I was. Reminds me of that great line by Sgt. Kilrain in Gettysburg, when asked by the colonel if he doesn't get tired of marching, "Oh, I'm used to it. It's the first five t'ousand miles or so that's hard. After that, a man gets limber on his feet."
Last summer, I got to stand on Hadrian's Wall, and I bought a coin issued in the Empress Helena's name in the Lake District. Yeah, I've always been kind of obsessive.
Roman legionary standing watch in Spencer, Indiana, in olden days.