Here we sort minus one week and counting. This is the "what have we gotten ourselves into this time?" sweaty palms phase. Lots of trips to the mall for just-right clothing, the drug store for laxatives and cold remedies and figuring out the best strategies for ATM access and cell phone service.
And in the dark of night it's worrying about driving on the wrong side and getting lost.
It's for real and almost game time.
You know what though? It's been like this before every one of our trips and we've always come back happy and glad we took the chance!