Twitter – Whenever we are able to connect to the Internet, I will tweet our location. At least for the first week, I will not have access to a cell phone so the updates are likely to be sporadic. Once reconnected with DrC and Jaime, however, we should be able to tweet our location regularly via their cell phones. I'll set it so that @toastfloats tweets go directly to DrC's phone.
S.P.O.T. – I'm going to take the S.P.O.T. with me for safety reasons. I'll try to keep tracking turned on when we're moving or at least remember to mark where we stop.
The plan is for Mera, Aeron and I to spend about a week driving from Santa Rosalia to a wedding just north of Sante Fe, New Mexico. We're taking our time to give Dulcinea a chance to adapt as well as to take it easy on my back. I don't really want to drive more than a few hours per day. We'll be crossing the border in Tecate so San Diego folks will have to wait. We plan to by-pass Phoenix as well unless someone can give me a really compelling reason to go that way.
After the wedding, we pick up Grandma Sue and start hopping all over the southwest. We'd like to visit the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Navajo National Monument, Yosemite, and Mammoth before heading up to Sacramento. We'll also visit college towns about the size of Chico and Humboldt State so if folks know of nice college towns on our basic route, please send me the information. “College Town Life” might be phase 15 of the long term Dean and Toast Life Trajectory.
I'm a little fuzzy what happens after that. I'll let you know. Planning that far ahead gives me a headache. We do eventually have to make our way back to Mexico which will no doubt involving swinging through San Francisco, Long Beach, Los Angeles and San Diego sometime in September. Again, we're always looking for places to mooch a back yard for our tent and a flush toilet. If you're volunteering, please let me know.