Hi Ellen, I know what it feels like to plan, prepare and postpone. In the end, it turns out that the timing to go this Sept. was a much better time for me. I know that when the timing is right for you that you'll be on your way as well. Yes, I will be doing this solo, which I don't mind. It would be nice if one of my friends could do it with me, but it was just not their thing. I'm a bit nervous, but hopefully I'll meet some fun and interesting people along the way. I hope to have Wi-Fi, so I can post and share some of my experiences.