Well, today is Bert’s 98th birthday. He is getting excited about the trip. We were awakened by a call from Luggage forward, to make arrangements for luggage pick up. For me trivia like how many countries we will visit, which is 26. Currently there are 195. This means we will see 13% of the worlds countries on this trip. My goal is to visit all the continents before I die. After this trip I will need to visit Antarctica and Africa to complete my goal, and this seems realistic. I think Im going to begin making a list of the 195 countries and see how many I’ve visited. Since our last post I have ordered a case for Bert’s wheelchair, checked on our additional visa application, finished everything as far as travel reservations except car rental, and begun packing. I think now that we have had our first frost we will begin packing since we won’t need our warm weather clothing until the trip. I plan on doing a bit of shopping while in Seattle, but prefer clothing that has a memory attached. We need clothing for gala and our week in Seattle, so that will need to pack separate from what we ship. Wow, it seems real.