Well, I got the tour permit filed for our Philmont trek. I've got emergency coverage for the parish in case something bad happens while I'm in New Mexico. Bought me some new tenny-go-fasters (had a blowout last week); gotta get some more hiking socks today. Things are coming together nicely. Got just under two weeks to get everything tied up in a bow.
Once I get onto the trail, there won't be anything to do on any given day but just walk from Point A to Point B, see the sights, and enjoy the company. And no telephones. (I'll probably go through internet withdrawal, of course, but a couple of days in the mountains will be a wonderful way to detox.)